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Sep 28, 2012, 10:25 AM
Gonesewin
Quilts of Valor quilts - PLEASE DON"T FORGET TO BRING THEM!!!
I would like to begin sign ups for making quilts for the Quilts of Valor project - here's a link if you want to explore it: http://www.qovf.org/index.html.

The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover ALL combat service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor. This foundation is not about politics; it's about people.

I would like to collect these quilts and give them to the foundation during the COF 2013 Retreat - but you do NOT have to be attending the retreat to contribute!

There are several ways you can help out:

1. Make a top, layer it and quilt it.
2. Make a top, donate batting and backing and send it to a quilter.
3. Be a quilter for donated tops.
4. Donate money to cover the shipping of quilts - or to the organization.
5. Join us on Thursday at retreat and make presentation cases.
6. Donate red, white, blue or patriotic fabrics.

This is a not-for-profit organization so any donations of money or goods are tax deductible.

Go to the website: http://www.qovf.org/content/ba...ov-requirements.html to get the guidelines for making the quilts. There are some restrictions as to size, color and quality so please follow them.

If you are coming to retreat you may bring it with you. If you are not, you may send donations to me or any of the other committee members. You will be paired up with a quilter if you chose to make only a top (or tops).

Please PM me to let me know that you will:

Make a complete quilt - you CAN make more than 1!
Make a top only - you CAN make more than 1!
Quilt the top - you CAN quilt more than 1!
Donate fabric
Donate money


If you are not going to retreat -- All donations MUST be to me NO LATER THAN May 15, 2013 If you have any questions, just ask!

At the bottom of the requirements you will see the part about cases -- that is something we will be doing as a Thursday pre-retreat project. If you want to make a case to co-ordinate with your quilt then, by all means, Please do! But you do not have to...

I plan to be a quilter so the sooner I get any, the better Big Grin

Participants:
Gonesewin
Jane_kiwi
mcpatches
AngelaC
owie
Terrimae
Charmingsister
pvilleou T, B, B & B
Aliquilt
Quiltaholic
Mtn Laurel
royalboomer $
lakequilter F
jayardi
~~Tx~~ Wildflower
Susan-TN
KC1930
DJBrown
quiltedmagnolia
shequilts
chlynn1129
KaribbeanQuilter F
Quiltslots
Elainetoo
alexemmarose
missmommy

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http://www.qovf.org/index.html


Sep 28, 2012, 10:40 AM
Jane_Kiwi
I would like to volunteer to get some fabric for the pillowcases, and help put them together at the pre-retreat project.

I can also make 6 blocks by then to help out. Can you pair me up with someone for that, or is that too few to be helpful?

Jane_Kiwi
CoF QovF FuN!
Sep 28, 2012, 10:49 AM
mcpatches
I will bring a completed quilt and maybe a case (if I have enough fabric left). Does this mean I have a reserved spot at the retreat now? LOL
Sep 28, 2012, 09:39 PM
AngelaC
I'd love to help with this project, but not sure exactly what to committ to till after I finish my Scraps to Treasures. Most likely will be a top or 2 though.
Sep 29, 2012, 03:57 PM
owie
I will donate at least one quilt. I am short on patriotic fabric but am sure I can buy more before the retreat and possibly bring more than one quilt but for now put me down for one quilt.
Sep 29, 2012, 05:55 PM
Charmingsister
I'd be happy to help too. Should be able to do a completed quilt and presentation case. I hope to be able to deliver mine and see all the others in PA.


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Sep 29, 2012, 08:11 PM
pvillelou
There is a local longarm quilter who quilts tops for QOV. She has done several that I have pieced and if she continues I will have her do more. She sends the completed quilts to wherever QOV has the greatest need at the time. If she stops (which is a possibility because of health problems) I will tie the tops I piece, I will try to send at least one completed quilt.

The last one I did, which I tied, was earmarked for QOV. But the son of a friend just returned from Afgh anistan and I decided it would be a great "welcome home and thank you for your service" gift.


Mary Lou

http://community.webshots.com/user/pvillelou
Sep 30, 2012, 12:50 AM
AngelaC
Mary Lou, I was just looking at the QOV requirements in the link that Gonesewin included. It says to NOT tie them. They want them quilted.
Sep 30, 2012, 12:53 AM
AngelaC
Lori, am I correct in assuming that this donation will be instead of the Ronald McDonald House donation this time around?
Sep 30, 2012, 01:00 AM
Aliquilt
I'll donate at least one quilt and some pillow cases. I just completed a red/white/blue swap and had planned on at least one top for QOV from the blocks. What a good/generous idea!
Sep 30, 2012, 06:53 AM
Gonesewin
AngelaC - you are correct, this is instead of the RMH for the retreat.

you are also correct in that QOV asks the quilts NOT to be tied. But like many charities, they accept most anything.

pvilleou - if you want, send me the quilt and I will quilt it on MY longarm. Then I'll just take it with me to Harrisburg and give it to QOV there.


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“May God give you...For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer.”


http://www.qovf.org/index.html


Sep 30, 2012, 07:54 AM
Quiltaholic
Lori.. I already have a retreat planned with some other ladies on the 2013 COF weekend so I won't be able to make PA but you can put me down for a quilt. I will get it to you before the retreat next year..

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Sep 30, 2012, 08:28 AM
MountainLaurel
Lori, you can put me down for two but I will try to get some more done. This is for a great cause.

Carolyn


Carolyn

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Sep 30, 2012, 09:14 AM
pvillelou
Angela, thanks for pointing out that they don't want them tied.

Gonesewin, a special thanks to you for offering to quilt mine. I'll be in touch about that later.


Mary Lou

http://community.webshots.com/user/pvillelou
Sep 30, 2012, 09:47 AM
royalboomer
I sent you a PM - I'll also check my stash and see what I have in RWB fabrics that can be sent.
Sep 30, 2012, 10:21 AM
lakequilter
Lori - When I finish moving in from camp and come up for air and can find everything I will search for fabric and would love to help make presentation cases. How's that for a run on sentence?
Sep 30, 2012, 10:50 AM
Gonesewin
You gals are all so GREAT!! and KIND hearted! and WONDERFUL! and.......

Thanks so much Big Grin


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“May God give you...For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer.”


http://www.qovf.org/index.html


Sep 30, 2012, 10:52 AM
mcpatches
Pvillelou -
I will be happy to quilt your top for this challenge! I'm not so hot on free motion, but can do an edge to edge pantograph like crazy! Just PM me and let me know!

Mary Ann
Sep 30, 2012, 12:23 PM
jayardi
• • • You can count on me for at least one quilt.

I only have one question. Do they have to be red, white and blue? The website indicates other colors are acceptable. Will you accept different colors for this drive?




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Sep 30, 2012, 01:08 PM
Gonesewin
Jean (and everyone else) I will absoulutely accept anything QOV accepts! Here is what I copied from their website:

The most popular colors are Red, White and Blue. Patriotic themes are loved and most often requested. Although 10% of our military are women, when given a choice, most of them choose patriotic colors or designs as well. BUT...be advised that not all recipients want Red, White, Blue, patriotic.

What NONE of the recipients want are fabrics which are inappropriate...such as juvenile fabrics intended for children. What will happen if you choose to go this way is that your quilt may sit on a shelf gathering dust.


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“May God give you...For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer.”


http://www.qovf.org/index.html


Sep 30, 2012, 02:45 PM
pvillelou
quote:
Pvillelou -
I will be happy to quilt your top for this challenge! I'm not so hot on free motion, but can do an edge to edge pantograph like crazy! Just PM me and let me know!

Wow, another offer! Thanks! I'll try to piece two tops so I can take advantage of both offers. I certainly have enough red/white/blue fabrics on hand to make two. I'm in the middle of a project with my guild of making kids quilts but as soon as we finish them, I'll start on this.


Mary Lou

http://community.webshots.com/user/pvillelou
Sep 30, 2012, 03:46 PM
~~Tx~~ Wildflower
Lori, I would love to help out with this project. I have lots and lots of patriotic fabric. I know I will make blocks for sure. Maybe even a quilt top or two. Who knows might end up being a whole quilt/s. Just depends because I am not a seasoned quilter. Can I let you know as I go along?

I used to make a lot of blocks for QWL and some tops. Also made tops out of donated blocks from other QWL contributors. Carol (needlecrazy quilted donated block tops and made several QWL quilts from scratch too). That's the reason I have so many patriotic prints on hand.

Susan
Sep 30, 2012, 06:37 PM
jayardi
• • • Thanks Lori, I was just double checking. I have plenty of reds and white, but my blue stash is almost non-existent. Personally, I think they would have a hard time keeping the white clean while serving their tour.




Life without quilting is not an option! • • • • • MY Photos • • • • • • ENJOY!


Have you met my Circle of Friends? • • • • • • • PJ Party Tutorials

• • • Please! Support OUR Troops: Gratitude Campaign • • •

Sep 30, 2012, 08:01 PM
KC1930
I'm honored to give back to those who do so much for our freedom! Sign me up for a quilt.


http://hexagonswap.blogspot.com/

For donated quilts for the kids, check out the photos at
http://kc1930.blogspot.com/201...-pictures-below.html
Sep 30, 2012, 08:13 PM
Susan-TN
I've got a number of red, white, & blue pillowcases all cut out & just waiting to be put together. I'd love to donate them to be used for presentation cases.

Susan
Sep 30, 2012, 08:19 PM
Gonesewin
thanks ladies Big Grin


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“May God give you...For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer.”


http://www.qovf.org/index.html


Oct 01, 2012, 01:53 PM
Gonesewin
ttt


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“May God give you...For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer.”


http://www.qovf.org/index.html


Oct 01, 2012, 02:04 PM
KC1930
Frown I don't see my name on the list!


http://hexagonswap.blogspot.com/

For donated quilts for the kids, check out the photos at
http://kc1930.blogspot.com/201...-pictures-below.html
Oct 01, 2012, 08:51 PM
DJBrown
I will put together a top, and donate $ for batting and backing. I'm sure I will never get it hand quilted in time with the other three that are in line ahead of this one.
Oct 04, 2012, 09:13 AM
Gonesewin
ttt


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“May God give you...For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer.”


http://www.qovf.org/index.html


Oct 04, 2012, 10:45 AM
quiltedmagnolia
I will make a quilt top. I'm not sure about quilting it, but will decide later. If I do quilt it, it would not be fancy quilting, just "in the ditch", or diagonals Smile I don't trust myselof to try anything else!

Pat
Oct 04, 2012, 12:49 PM
pvillelou
quote:
I think they would have a hard time keeping the white clean while serving their tour.

I'm sure you are right. The "white" I used in my latest top is actually a white background with lots of small red and blue stars in it. I often use cream or tan for the background. It still results in a patriotic look.


Mary Lou

http://community.webshots.com/user/pvillelou
Oct 04, 2012, 03:43 PM
Jane_Kiwi
quote:
Originally posted by pvillelou:
quote:
I think they would have a hard time keeping the white clean while serving their tour.

I'm sure you are right. The "white" I used in my latest top is actually a white background with lots of small red and blue stars in it. I often use cream or tan for the background. It still results in a patriotic look.


Thanks for the hint Smile I bought my fabric today, looking forward to getting started on Tuesday.

Check out the following link for QoV mystery quilts!
http://www.persimmonquilts.com/QOVMysteryHomePg.html

Jane_Kiwi
CoF CovF JunE 2013!
Oct 05, 2012, 01:07 PM
Gonesewin
Pat - in the ditch is just FINE, so is a grid or practice your FMQ or did you take the quilt as you go class? that might be a good one to do here...Just be sure it's good and quilted and won't be baggy.

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“May God give you...For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer.”


http://www.qovf.org/index.html


Oct 05, 2012, 02:12 PM
shequilts
Hey Lori,
Mom calling!!!!! You can put me down to make a Quilt of Valor. I will bring it to the retreat unless you say different. You are doing a fantastic job. Take some time for yourself to my dear.


Sew, sew, and sew some more that's my motto!



Oct 06, 2012, 07:39 AM
Jane_Kiwi
That list is getting longer Big Grin

Jane_Kiwi
Oct 06, 2012, 01:32 PM
Chlynn1129
I will do a top. I am on the waiting list for the retreat, but if I don't get in, I will get it to you. Not sure about the quilting yet, but if I don't do it, I will get the batting, backing and binding.


http://s183.photobucket.com/albums/x190/chlynn1129/
Oct 06, 2012, 03:54 PM
Gonesewin
great! thanks mom and chlynn1129 Smile


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“May God give you...For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer.”


http://www.qovf.org/index.html


Oct 07, 2012, 05:37 PM
Gonesewin
janet - why would you ask on this thread if Jane got your PM?


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“May God give you...For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer.”


http://www.qovf.org/index.html


Oct 07, 2012, 08:45 PM
Missmommy
...because it was a direct reply to her request above for someone to help out with the 6 blocks that offered to make....but since it seems to be an issue I've deleted it. Sorry

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Oct 07, 2012, 09:44 PM
Gonesewin
ohhhhhh, no issue, just didn't understand. Sorry for butting in...


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“May God give you...For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer.”


http://www.qovf.org/index.html


Oct 07, 2012, 10:33 PM
quiltslots
I will make a quilt. I will also quilt a few tops if they can be to me by 2/1/2013. Jackie
Oct 08, 2012, 05:52 PM
Elainetoo
I'll make one quilt and bring to the retreat.
Oct 13, 2012, 06:58 AM
Gonesewin
thanks Smile I'll put you down for that.


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“May God give you...For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer.”


http://www.qovf.org/index.html


Oct 15, 2012, 04:39 PM
KaribbeanQuilter
Just heard from SheQuilts that she received the r/w/b "nickels" I sent her. Thank you, Sheila, for turning them into something wonderful, for a great cause!
Oct 15, 2012, 10:36 PM
KC1930
Do we have any volunteer LA quilters here on the East coast?


http://hexagonswap.blogspot.com/

For donated quilts for the kids, check out the photos at
http://kc1930.blogspot.com/201...-pictures-below.html
Oct 16, 2012, 06:16 AM
Gonesewin
me Wave


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“May God give you...For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer.”


http://www.qovf.org/index.html


Oct 16, 2012, 09:59 AM
KC1930
Oh sure, of course, YOU! Smile Anyone in Maine, MA or NH?


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For donated quilts for the kids, check out the photos at
http://kc1930.blogspot.com/201...-pictures-below.html
Oct 16, 2012, 07:56 PM
shequilts
Thank you Karibbean Quilter. I just looked through all of them. They will be perfect. I'm looking forward to getting started. Right now I'm trying to figure out a pattern or design that I want to make. I'll send you pictures of my progress.
Thanks again,
Sheila


Sew, sew, and sew some more that's my motto!



Oct 17, 2012, 03:33 PM
asimplelife
Gonesewin - just sent you a PM with some pics of a patriotic quilt top I have in my UFO collection that was hanging under another top in my closet.

Edited to a add a pic.

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