Thursday, April 21, 2016

Korean Veteran/McDonald's Employee Awarded Her QOV

Our Doris and I had the extreme pleasure and privilege during our April East Central IL QOV Meeting to award a special Quilt of Valor to an even more special Korean Veteran and current McDonald's employee, Peggy:

Korean Veteran/McDonald's employee, Peggy H. awarded her Quilt of Valor

Awhile back, Doris and I got to meet Peggy during a previous East Central IL QOV meeting, when she came up and started admiring our Quilts of Valor tops we were showing during the 'Show & Share' part of our meeting.  Peggy took a particular liking to one of the patriotic QOV tops - Doris and I looked at each other and winked, 'cause we both knew we would soon be awarding this Quilt of Valor to Peggy, just as soon as we could get it quilted/bound/labeled!

A Big Thanks goes out to EVERYONE, including our QOVF Volunteers, our local McDonald's, and especially our surprise visitors, who contributed in any way to help make Peggy's Quilt of Valor award so special.  CONGRATS to Peggy and Thank YOU for your sacrifice and service for our country.

Once Peggy's QOV award presentation was complete, we proceeded to April's Show & Share portion of our meeting.  This month included the Quilt of Valor our Doris had quietly requested for one of her family's Vietnam Veterans - to be awarded in an upcoming QOV Award ceremony:

Doris's QOV for her family's Vietnam Veteran - soon to be awarded!

Another of our East Central IL QOV Volunteers, Sue, dropped off two Quilts of Valor quilt tops to be finished/quilted by yours truly.  While we would love to get them finished up and quilted, Miss Betty & I already have more than fifty (50+) in our quilting queue soooo, it will probably be awhile unless/until another longarmer shows up to help out ;-).  Thanks, Sue!

We also had the pleasure of several visitors, including some of McDonald's finest, and a surprise visitor or two - one even brought some leftover patriotic fabrics to share, to be included in a future Quilt of Valor...Thank YOU, Marge!

It was a wonderful April QOV Meeting - see you in June!

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®…”


Sunday, April 10, 2016

Come and Sew for our Vets Meeting

Come and Sew for Our Vets!
Quilts of Valor 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 2016 Schedule!

East Central IL QOV will meet the second Thursday of alternating months from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm (CST) at our Marshall McDonald’s in Marshall, IL.  Our next meeting is Thursday, April 14, 2016 @ 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 2015, we met and exceeded our original goals.  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 2016 - to now create and award a minimum of twenty-five (25) Quilts of Valor for our area Service Members and Veterans  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 other month, next meeting is Thursday, April 14, 2016

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, We may be awarding a Quilt of Valor, schedules permitting!
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!

2016 Meeting Dates:

April 14
June 9
August 11
October 13
December 8

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

We Need:  Toppers, Binders, Longarm 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, and of course you are ALWAYS free to create and make your own Quilts of Valor according to our QOVF Standards of Excellence.  FREE QOV block patterns are available at and will also be available for participating East Central IL QOV Volunteer 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®…”