Thursday, August 20, 2015

East Central IL Area Quilter and her Two Quilts are Chosen! w/QOV Pattern Updates & 2016 Quilt Retreat Info...

Lisa, a QOVF Volunteer from the East Central Illinois area, with her two Quilts of Valor she and fellow quilters, Jodi and Jeanne, created to honor our Service Members and Veterans for their sacrifice and service for our country.  Their stunning Quilts of Valor were chosen and will hang in the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY, along with other beautiful quilts created by various talented quilt artists across our great nation, prior to being awarded during a Veteran's Day Tribute in November, 2015.  This is the first time the Quilts of Valor Foundation has been invited to create an exclusive QOV quilt display...what an honor!

Lisa with her first Quilt of Valor at the National Quilt Museum
named, Climb the Mountains to the Stars and Stripes

Lisa shares, "This is the quilt made by me and quilted by Jeanne H.  Named, Climb the Mountains to the Stars and Stripes.  Made in honor of my dad, my husband, my son, my brother, and ALL the military members of my family.  Now hanging at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah."

And her stunning second Quilt of Valor chosen:

And her second Quilt of Valor shown hanging in the National Quilt Museum,
aptly named in honor of her Father, Ray's All American Stars

Lisa goes on to comment, "...here is our (hers & Jodie's) Quilt of Valor hanging at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky, Ray's All American Stars and Stripes, in honor of my Dad, Marion Ray S."

UPDATE 8/29/2015:  Lisa has generously shared Ray's All American Stars and Stripes downloadable QOV quilt pattern for F R E E to ALL of our blog readers...Thank YOU, Lisa!  Please click on this direct web link for the immediate .pdf download: Ray's All American Stars and Stripes Quilts of Valor quilt pattern...Happy Quilting! 

We of East Central Illinois Quilts of Valor, couldn't be more proud of Lisa and her fellow quilters, and ALL their Olney QOV Group's quilting and sewing efforts to honor and cover our area Service Members and Veterans with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor...Congratulations and a BIG Thank YOU goes out to Lisa and her fellow quilters, Jodi and Jeanne - what stunningly gorgeous Quilts of Valor!

If you happen to be in the Paducah, Kentucky area - be sure and stop in for a visit at the National Quilt Museum and be sure and take a little time to enjoy the Quilts of Valor on display now until November, 2015...you'll be in for a memorable experience.

UPDATE December 15, 2015 - from the National Quilt Museum QOV Award Ceremony:




UPDATE July 1, 2016:  Learn from The Best!  This very talented East Central IL area quilter will be hosting a Quilts of Valor Quilt Retreat November 15 - 18, 2016, at the Villa Maria Retreat Center in Springfield, IL.  Reserve your spot NOW!  Complete details are included in this QOV Quilt Retreat Flyer available for immediate download: Retreat for Quilts of Valor by Lisa Sutherland

UPDATE September 4, 2016:  Lisa is NOW offering her beautiful patriotic quilt kits and fabrics, including those featured in this blog posting, at incredible savings.  Additional information may be found by visiting Lisa's Brand-NEW online e-tail quilt shop appropriately named, Quilt Jubilee: www.QuiltJubilee.com

Questions?  Please contact:

Deb Lindley/Founder/Group Leader
East Central IL QOV
217.264.2051 (Direct)

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


              

Monday, August 10, 2015

Another of our Un-Sung QOV Angels, Marilyn has been busy!

She's at it again - doing what she does best... creating and awarding beautiful Quilts of Valor to some of our very deserving Service Members and Veterans.  Just received these photos from 'our Marilyn'. Aren't these QOVs gorgeous!

Dale receiving his Dad, Charles' QOV Award on his behalf
A Quilt of Valor inspired by Liz Porter of Fons and Porter aptly named, Hero's Tribute.  This QOV quilt was created by a dear friend of Marilyn's.  When she saw ALL the efforts Marilyn had expended with her Quilt of Valor Mission, she felt moved to contribute her QOV quilt to help Marilyn fulfill her mission of creating and awarding QOVs for ALL the Service Members and Veterans in her immediate Decatur, IL area.  Thanks Pam, this Quilt of Valor is beautiful!

Butch - a Vietnam Naval Veteran, surrounded by his wife, Joyce, son Adam and daughter, Christi
receiving his Quilt of Valor, created by Pam

Marilyn awarding Kathie her Quilt of Valor.  A Marianne Fons inspiration, Pinwheels Plus.  Marilyn explains,  "It's quite simple to create", and we add - with dramatic results!  Just gorgeous, Marilyn, done up in our favorite patriotic colors - Red/White/Blue/Gold:

Desert Storm Naval Veteran, Kathie, being awarded her Quilt of Valor with Marilyn

A BIG Thank YOU goes out to all these Veterans for their service and sacrifice for our country, and for 'our Marilyn', another of our QOV Angels who continues to cover and honor our Service Members and Veterans with comforting and healing Quilt of Valor.


Questions?  Please contact:

Deb Lindley/Founder/Group Leader
East Central IL QOV
217.264.2051 (Direct)

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