Wednesday, February 20, 2013

QOV finishes and Thanking the Troops

On Monday, President's Day, our QOV group met at Sacred Heart in Troy, MO to hand quilt donated tops.  Here are a few that I took pictures of as they were shown to the group.  We had almost 100 ladies quilting today.


top pieced by Denise M.

I didn't get very good pictures of this one because my battery decided to die after 2 pics. It was quilted in red thread and has eagles and flags on parts of the inner white borders. The white outer top and bottom border is quilted with big block letters USA.  (details can be seen below).


top pieced by Cindy L.
Our organizer told us about a local troop from Farmington, MO who have been in Afghanistan for 9 months doing one of the most dangerous jobs (disarming IEDs).  They will be returning home in May this year and we want to present each member of that unit with a quilt to show them they are appreciated and thank them for their service.  That means we are on a push to get 100 quilts made and quilted so they can presented at a special event when they return home by Memorial Day.

If anyone has any unwanted tops or finished quilts that you don't have a home for and would like to give them to our troops, just let me know.  I have volunteered to quilt some of them on my long arm to accomplish our goal more quickly. We hand quilt over 95% of our quilts, but in this case, we need them completed faster. They should measure close to 60" x 75" give or take a few inches and they can be any color, not necessarily red, white, and blue, as you can see above. All fabrics should be cotton and with no sparkly or metallic fabrics on them.

10 comments:

  1. Great quilts! Our group has 2 different deadlines coming up,too. Guess I'd better get sewing!

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  2. I passed your post along to some friends who are much more prolific than I am. In a few weeks I'll be at a Bonnie Hunter workshop and plan to send the top to you for QOV. Guess I'll have to get it done quickly!

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  3. Beautiful tops!! Hope you make the deadline. If I hear of any tops looking for a home I will send them your way.

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  4. I love quilts 1, 2 and 4! Number 4, the large interlocking squares, is already on my to do list. The last one is beautiful, too. My sister's been here and is leaving tomorrow. Then I start planning for the retreat.

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  5. Wow - those are some beautiful patriotic quilts Dar!!! Your group is doing a great service - thanks for all you do for our service men/women and their families!!!

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  6. Dar, they are all beautiful, but I especially love the design on the first one.

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  7. These QOVs are amazing! Great job!

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  8. Wow! Some great quilts! I'll give you a call with some more!

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  9. These are great! I'll give you a call with more!

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  10. I would like to donate a couple of tops I am working on, that are near completion. This would be great since I am originally from near Farmington. I believe I have met you before at Blessings Quilt Shop, and someone recently told me to look you up as you do a lot of work for QOV.

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