Friday, October 23, 2015

WW II Veteran Awarded his Quilt of Valor

On Tuesday, October 20, 2015, one of our WW II Veterans from our East Central Illinois area was awarded his Quilt of Valor at the Veteran's Memorial of Newman, IL, by Donna G. and Vicky H. of the St. Joseph Quilters:

L-R: Wife, Charlotte, WW II Veteran, Wayne F., and St. Joseph QOV Quilter, Donna G.
This WW II Veteran and his wife were more than proud to show Donna G. and her QOV fellow quilter, Vicky the Veteran's Memorial in Newman, Illinois, where they chose to have their Quilt of Valor Award Ceremony.

WW II Veteran, Wayne with his Quilt of Valor at the WW II Veteran's Memorial in Newman, IL.

Donna G. and her St. Joseph quilters have created more than 100 Quilts of Valor over the past several years to honor and cover our East Central Illinois Service Members and Veterans:

WW II Veteran, Wayne, being 'covered' with his Quilt of Valor by QOV quilter, Donna G
(Thank YOU to Vicky H. for her wonderful photography ;-)

Thank You, Mr. Wayne F. for your sacrifice and service for our country.

Special Thanks goes to Donna G and her St. Joseph quilters for ALL their Volunteer work through the Quilts of Valor Foundation.


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, October 12, 2015

Vietnam Veterans receive their Quilts of Valor

Two Vietnam Veterans from our East Central Illinois area were recently awarded their Quilts of Valor during their Class of '65 Reunion...

Vietnam Vets with one of their Quilts of Valor - the smiles say it all, don't they?


One of our East Central IL QOV Volunteer Members, Sue, along w/fellow quilter classmate, who now resides in Texas, helped make this happen for two Vietnam Veterans from their graduating class of 1965...Well done, ladies!


Please Thank these Veterans for their sacrifice and service for our country.


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, October 5, 2015

Come and Sew for our Vets...!

Come and Sew for Our Vets!
Quilts of Valor Monthly Meeting

The Mission of the Quilts of Valor® Foundation:  "To cover Service Members and Veterans touched by war, with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor®".

NEW Fall Schedule!


East Central IL QOV will meet the second Thursday of each month from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm (CST) at our Marshall McDonald’s in Marshall, IL.  Our next meeting is Thursday, October 8, 2015 @ 1:30 pm (CST).

You are invited to help us create Quilts of Valor®  for our deserving Service Members and Veterans in our East Central Illinois area.  In 2014, we created and awarded over thirty (30) Quilts of Valor® to area Service Members and Veterans.  We were able to accomplish this through the generosity of local area talent, coupled with wonderful monetary and non-monetary gifts from area donors.

We have lofty goals for 2015 - to now create and cover one hundred (100) area Service Members and Veterans with Quilts of Valor.  To do this, we need your help.

EVERYONE is Welcome to participate, including home-schooled and 4-H youth, ages 8 years and up interested in learning how to create Quilts of Valor.

Where:  Marshall McDonald's; Marshall, IL  62441

When:  2nd Thursday of every month, next meeting is Thursday, October 8, 2015

Time:  1:30 pm – 2:30 pm (CST)

Meeting Itinerary:

1:30  – Member sign-in, NEW Members Welcome!
1:45  – QOV quilt top check-in
2:00  – Show & Share
2:15  – QOV quilt top critique
2:30 – *QOV quilt registry/Nominations, Member check-out…See YOU next month!

*Quilts Of Valor quilt registry and nominations, Drop-offs/Pick-ups of special QOV quilt tops/quilts or supplies may be done so by QOVF Volunteer Members and non-members immediately following our regularly scheduled meeting…Thank YOU!

2015 Fall/Winter Meeting Dates:

October 8
November 12
December 10

ALL meetings will begin promptly at 1:30 pm (CST)…Thanks!

We Need:  Cutters, Sewers, Pressers, Quilters, and most importantly – folks who are motivated to getter done!  QOV Valor block kits and quilt kits will be available for a modest donation for those participating in our QOV block and quilt top drives.  F R E E QOV block patterns will also be available for participating East Central IL QOV Members.

*NOTES:  Each participant is responsible for sewing their kits by adhering to our QOVF Standards of Excellence, and returning their finished blocks and/or tops in a timely manner…Thank YOU!

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®…”