Friday, February 13, 2015

East Central IL QOV February Sew-IN Highlights

February, 2015 Minutes
Happy Valentines!
13 QOV quilt tops complete, ready for borders & binding, ONLY 17 remaining!
Six QOVs scheduled to be awarded in February

What a February Sew-In Meeting we had!  If you weren't there then you missed it!  First, our energizer bunny, Doris brought it - SIX (6) Quilts of Valor, in fact...

This is what a stack of SIX (6) QOV quilt tops looks like
We've decided that Doris will now be referred to as our 'Strip Quilting Diva' ;-)  IF my numbers are correct, this Diva has created a Baker's Dozen (13) QOV tops since October!  Thank YOU, Doris!

Seven total in this photo - five are folded in the background
Just since National Sew Day, the QOV tops just keep coming!

National Sew Day completions we brought for 'Show & Share'
Valued Member, Jackie - shared a story about another Quilt of Valor that will be getting donated to us AFTER it is submitted in a QOV contest by MODA for judging, once yours truly gets it quilted! We should receive the top next week - we'll keep you posted in upcoming blog postings.

And our Brand-NEW East Central IL QOV Mascot made his debut:

He'll be in charge of QOVF Volunteer Memberships, haven't named him yet - Names?
along w/overseeing our QOV quilt patterns & CC 4-H QOV SPIN Club Binder
East Central IL QOV quilt pattern binder - almost 100!

We established our Brand-New Block & Top Program that will take NEW Members and beginning quilters through our Standards of Excellence quilting procedures:

QOV quilt block kits

QOV quilt top kits
We also discussed last year's fundraising efforts - where we ended, where we are now, and what we most need to focus on.  Our year-end totals were shared, including Quilts of Valor nominations and awards.  Much of this information has been posted in the Files section of our East Central IL QOV Facebook Group.

Later, decided to stop by Lori's Pins 'n Needles in Paris and check on our donation box they so generously allowed us to display, and just see IF we had enough to help get a bolt of white muslin to help out with our strip pieced Quilts of Valor:

Looks pretty good!
Once we added to the current donations, we were able to purchase a much needed bolt...Thanks, Lori! For now, time to start adding more borders to ALL those QOV's of Doris's and get busy quilting ;-)

Thank You to EVERYONE for all your hard work and efforts - what an amazing bunch you all are!!

Questions?  Please contact:

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.


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