Monday, February 9, 2015

East Central IL National QOV Sew Day yields nice results!

Saturday, February 7, 2015 was the second annual National Quilts of Valor Sew Day, and our East Central IL QOV Group registered to participate - committing to sit down and sew on that day to create comforting and healing Quilts of Valor to honor and comfort our area Service Members and Veterans.

First to be completed, a Patriotic Flag Quilt to have it's final navy star borders added:

Patriotic Flags gets its Star border
Next, Patriotic strip quilt comes off the frame:

Close-up of quilting swirls, Crazy 8s and Random Star Panto
quilting back

Borders get created:

Borders being sewn for a special QOV
And the final outcome:

3 borders added to a Patriotic 'scrappy' Quilt of Valor

This quilt came to us through Clairellen of those Quirky Quilters in Michigan - Irene P. created the interior out of simply unique patriotic fabrics:

Close-up of patriotic fabrics and prints

...and we will quilt, bind and ship back to Irene to be labeled for its final award to a very special Veteran...a BIG Thank YOU to Irene for letting us have 'A Ball' with this really neat Quilt of Valor quilt top, and especially to Clairellen, our Dear Friend ;-).

Another Patriotic mod strip quilt completed, ready for borders:

Second Patriotic 'Mod" quilt top created this week, ALL ready for borders!

And one of our faves, a Red/White Signature Log cabin - we have two of these and this is the second one we saved to complete for QOV National Sew Day:

Navy stars & swag borders added to this Red/White Log Cabin Signature quilt
Unique embroideries will be added to the four corner stones of this Quilt of Valor, once those final determinations have been made.

We have multiple string/strip and signature blocks created as well, that will be incorporated into various QOVs throughout the year.  We also completed two other strip quilts w/borders, one is being loaded onto the quilt frame later today:

One of the next QOVs for 'Miss Betty'
Thanks goes out to EVERYONE who helped make our East Central IL QOV National Sew Day a wonderful success!

UPDATE 2/11/2015: National Quilts of Valor Sew Day 2015 Winners List:

And for now - we have a binding or two to finish...

Deb Lindley/East Central Illinois Quilts of Valor State Coordinator
Quilts of Valor Foundation
217.264.2051 (Direct)

“Covering our Service Members and Veterans touched by war with Quilts of Valor…”

The Quilts of Valor Foundation is a non-profit established and operated in accordance with Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much, Betty and Deb. You do such beautiful creative work. You are an inspiration!


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