Monday, September 21, 2015

Fabric Report & More - Week 38

Holy cow.  It's been 4 weeks since I've done a fabric report; and this week isn't great.

Fabric Report - Week 38
Used this Week:  .25 - block exchange blocks 
Used year to Date:   102.25 yds
Added this Week:  0 yards 
Added Year to Date:  0 yards 
Net Used for 2015:  102.25 yards 
Warning -- This post is picture heavy. 

What was I doing instead of sewing ?  Well let's see.  I have been spending a lot of time working on Quilts of Valor quilts.   As I mentioned in an earlier post, we are a large group of quilters and meet 2 or 3 times a month to hand quilt tops that have been donated.  Here are some pics of a recent gathering. 
We set up between 10 to 15 frames each time we meet.

This is where I was working that day. BTW, we did finish our quilt! 
Here they are working on a quilt from Kevin'the Quilter's block drive.
Another Finish !!
Our leaders take turns marking all the quilt tops that come into to us. They do a great job and give us lots of variety and sometimes a few challenges too.

As you can see, we get a lot of beautiful tops donated by generous quilters.  They come from quilters all around the area and friends and family members who have a connection to members either serving now in the military or that have served in the past.  We also receive fully finished quilts from churches and individuals.  This is really nice since they are ready to be given to a veteran as soon as the label goes on.
Here are a couple more tops that will find their way to the quilting frames soon.

I get so excited when I receive a call from a friend telling me she has another QoV top to bring me.  I love seeing what designs they come up with.  We get such a variety that the quilting is never boring. Not all of our quilts are patriotic.  We get an equal number of other colored quilts too.

Check out Judy's Fabric Report to see what others have done this week.


  1. I'm loving those QoV!! And how fun that you all get together to hand quilt them. Not quite the same, but we received a quilt from a local church last year when my husband was going through cancer treatment. It is so good to know there are caring people out there willing to share their talents!

  2. That is so exciting! You gals are such a blessing to so many.

  3. Thanks for sharing all of the great photos of QOV, Eastern Missouri! Those quilts from the block drive look great!

  4. This is just amazing! I never knew that so many quilters still quilt by hand, and that you can congregate so many of them in ONE place! A few years ago, our church quilt group was given a beautiful quilt from, and we tried to get a hand quilting group going. Every week, for many weeks, only two of us showed up. In the end, we sold the frame to buy supplies to continue making our mission quilts. I think it depends on demographics in your locale to know whether a hand quilting group is going to thrive. It's apparent you do!

  5. My goodness! Y'all are incredible! I would be in one of those chairs if I were closer! Truly an example of 'many hand make light work', but there must be some tired fingers by the end of the day...and some very grateful service men and women at he other end!

  6. There are some gorgeous quilts on those frames. It's a great thing that you and your friends do. Even if you aren't getting finishes at home, at least you are getting QOV finishes.

  7. What an industrious group!! and such a worthy project

  8. What beautiful quilts and such a great cause! I don't think I have ever seen that many people hand quilting together.