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Oct 17, 2012, 10:56 PM
nlk
Quilts of Valor quilts - PLEASE DON"T FORGET TO BRING THEM!!!
asimplelife, someone is going to LOVE that quilt!


Nicki



Oct 18, 2012, 09:05 AM
mcpatches
And she's sending it to me! I'm getting that beauty and I love it!

Now, how to quilt it, how to quilt it. Maybe if I stare at the computer long enough, it will speak to me. LOL!
Oct 18, 2012, 09:57 AM
asimplelife
Thanks for your compliments! Most of the fabrics came from swaps on this board a few years back.

Construction is simple: I used a 5" square in the middle and bordered it twice with 2.5" strips for half of the 12" finished blocks. I had the stars on tan fabric in my stash, so bordered that with more 2.5" strips for the alternating blocks.

I had totally forgotten about it... I hang my flimsies on hangers in the closet and it was hiding under another top.

I'm thrilled that McPatches is going to quilt it! If you could see my flimsy collection you would correctly guess that I love to piece. I've been working on doing simple machine quilting and finished two smaller UFOs this week. I'll get there!


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Oct 19, 2012, 10:31 PM
Gonesewin
I won a prize from YLI in Branson last month and one of the colors I could choose was a verigated red, white & blue so I am waiting for that to come before I quilt yours Mary Lou.

I received some blue fabric with yellow stars from lakequilter if anyone needs it for their quilt!


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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 20, 2012, 04:51 PM
mcpatches
Lori, do you have one of the QOV labels or requirements for the label? If so, could you share? Want to make sure any of the quilts I long arm get the label on them!
Oct 22, 2012, 09:27 AM
Gonesewin
McPatches - here's the link for labels, I have none.
www.qovf.org/content/labels.html


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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 22, 2012, 09:52 AM
alexemmarose
Hi Lori, add my name to the list...I will be making a finished quilt to bring to the retreat.


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Oct 22, 2012, 12:34 PM
terrimae
Gonesewin...you're going to add me to the list when you have a chance, right??
Oct 22, 2012, 12:56 PM
Gonesewin
yes, ma'am! Like RIGHT NOW...


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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 22, 2012, 08:46 PM
lakequilter
Lori - If no one has a need for that blue fabric I sent, it might be good for the cases we make on the Thursday before... or I could make a few cases anytime. Whatever you would like. I just loved it because it was so soft as well as nice looking and blendable.

Char
Nov 06, 2012, 07:23 AM
Elainetoo
I'll have a top done by this weekend. Are there any long arm volunteers in the northeast - other then Lori?

If so, please PM me with what you require being sent and your address and date you would accept it. I have other questions also THANKS.

A feminine - 61 x 74 Arkansas Crossroads; crowded area to take a picture - but you get the idea.

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Nov 06, 2012, 09:19 AM
Gonesewin
Please hang onto it until the ne gets back to normal. I know ther are quilters but I don't have easy access to them to know if they are able to do any right now.


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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


Nov 06, 2012, 04:36 PM
mcpatches
Today was my volunteer day at Quilt Outreach. Now, they do quilts for homeless and abused women and children shelters. They do not do the local veteran's home so they don't have a big need for patriotic quilt tops. But someone donated one and they don't turn donations away. It came home with me today for this project!
Nov 07, 2012, 08:46 AM
Elainetoo
McPatches - that's great!


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Nov 07, 2012, 09:18 AM
Gonesewin
yay!


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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


Nov 21, 2012, 06:48 AM
Gonesewin
How are we doing? I am still waiting on the thread I ordered...


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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


Nov 21, 2012, 09:05 AM
mcpatches
I have 3 to quilt, but my Juki is in the hospital and expected to be cured and able to come home next week.
Nov 21, 2012, 09:05 AM
Elainetoo
I have one top done and delivered it yesterday to a local LAer that has volunteered to quilt it for free (HOW WONDERFUL).

Through Sunshine Quilters I'm the hostess for January and have asked for r/w/b blocks so I can make another top.


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Nov 21, 2012, 09:34 AM
quiltslots
Elainetoo, if you send me a pm I would be happy to quilt a top for you for the project. Jackie
Nov 24, 2012, 06:34 AM
Elainetoo
quote:
Originally posted by quiltslots:
Elainetoo, if you send me a pm I would be happy to quilt a top for you for the project. Jackie


Thank you Jackie.
Nov 24, 2012, 07:01 AM
Missmommy
I plan to make at least a top right after the holidays.
Nov 24, 2012, 08:05 AM
Charmingsister
I have pulled fabrics from my stash. Needed one more which I was able to get yesterday at the LQS. Should be sewing soon.


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Nov 24, 2012, 01:07 PM
mcpatches
For those who are quilting their own, or ones who are quilting for others, I have some (22) QOV labels for the back of the quilt. Just PM me with your address and what you need. I already have 3 quilts so there are 19 left. This is what they look like.

http://equilter.com/cgi-bin/we...8v1on-07111094747.39

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Nov 24, 2012, 10:16 PM
PatriciaAnne
I know I'm behind the thimes for signing up but can I still get in on this? I have at least 2 or 3 tops I could donate. Is anyone able to quilt them?
Nov 24, 2012, 10:52 PM
mcpatches
PatriciaAnne -
I am able to quilt them, then take them to the retreat in June where Gonesewin will collect them all and send them in. PM me for my address when you have the top and backing ready!
Nov 25, 2012, 07:07 AM
Gonesewin
McP - you are such a dear!

To All -- This is an ongoing project and you can join in any time...Thanks to all who are participating in this 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


Nov 25, 2012, 08:13 AM
Elainetoo
quote:
Originally posted by mcpatches:
For those who are quilting their own, or ones who are quilting for others, I have some (22) QOV labels for the back of the quilt. Just PM me with your address and what you need. I already have 3 quilts so there are 19 left. ....


How nice of you to do that. I could use 2 - have 2 different people quilting them for me. I'll send a PM. Thank you - I was going to print off a couple on Printed Treasures.
Nov 25, 2012, 09:12 AM
Charmingsister
McP, PM sent. Thank you.


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Nov 25, 2012, 10:05 AM
mcpatches
Got the PM's Elaine and Joan. Hopefully, if I can remember, I'll take them to the post office tomorrow.
Nov 30, 2012, 07:14 PM
Elainetoo
Received the labels today. Thank you McPatches.
Nov 30, 2012, 07:54 PM
alexemmarose
Wow, McP...what a nice offer to quilt these quilts! I would love to be able to send mine to you when it is ready if you still have time to do it. I have just pulled my fabbies and should be able to send it to you by early January.

Thanks again.

axel


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Nov 30, 2012, 08:53 PM
mcpatches
Certainly Axel! Getting it in January will still leave plenty of time till June!
Dec 01, 2012, 10:03 AM
needlecrazy
I'll join McPatches on the quilting boat. I can quilt a few after the New Year (three planned for holiday gifts will not leave me any time until then).

Please respond here or PM me for details.

Carol


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Dec 01, 2012, 10:07 AM
Missmommy
Carol, I didn't start it yet, but could you quilt mine?
Dec 01, 2012, 10:08 AM
shequilts
I haven't started yet but as soon as I finish Chris shopping, decorating and getting ready for family to come in I will start. I do have my squares thanks to Karibbean Kari!!!


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Dec 02, 2012, 10:15 AM
needlecrazy
Of course, Missmommy, I could quilt yours. You are the first one to ask me! I know you do beautiful work, so it would be a privilege to work on your top.


"Laughter is timeless; imagination has no age, and dreams are forever." Walt Disney
Dec 02, 2012, 10:30 AM
Chlynn1129
Needlecrazy or Mcpatches,
Would either of you please add me to your list? Smile
MaryAnn is closer to me in location, but I will happily pay for all shipping costs. I see Mc is already quilting several.

Thanks!

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Dec 02, 2012, 11:53 AM
needlecrazy
I can take yours too, Cheryl, if Mary Ann is booked up.

Carol


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Dec 02, 2012, 01:18 PM
Missmommy
Thanks Carol, and thanks for the compliment. I plan to get started on it soon.
Dec 02, 2012, 05:25 PM
Chlynn1129
Thank you Carol! I do appreciate it. I can meander or stitch in the ditch...Smile I like piecing but not the actual quilting.


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Dec 02, 2012, 07:35 PM
NICUnurse
I am so thrilled we are doing this! I would like to make a quilt or two. I will check my fabrics and I might have some blocks already done.

I will send cases with mine also. I'll holler when completed and see who's available to LA.

Pam


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Jan 01, 2013, 05:54 PM
mcpatches
Well, here's the first QOV quilt quilted up, I guess - I'll keep posting as long as I have quilts I've finished. Should make some nice eye candy when we are done and finished!

Deb, asimplelife, made this top and sent it to me with the backing fabric. I used some of the excess backing fabric for the binding. Actually, this quilt is much, much prettier in real life when you can see all the different patriotic fabrics used.


Jan 01, 2013, 05:57 PM
mcpatches
I used a pantograph called "the Patriot" which was stars and little banner like things between the stars. This probably isn't the best section to show you - one of my little star points is off - but needed a dark background to show it off.


Jan 01, 2013, 07:08 PM
alexemmarose
Very nice McP! What a generous thing you are doing with the quilting! I have now brought my sewing machine into my dining room for the winter...my QOV is top on my list. I have pulled all fabbies and will be working on it this week. Should be able to get it to you in a couple of weeks. Thank you soooo much!


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Jan 01, 2013, 11:15 PM
asimplelife
mcpatches - the quilt looks great! I love the panto you used and can only dream of being able to quilt like that myself someday... thanks again!


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Jan 02, 2013, 02:06 AM
SeeingStars
asimplelife,
What a pretty collection of fabrics for your quilt top. Nice pattern for these busy prints. It shows them off well. This one is a winner. Smile


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Jan 02, 2013, 08:20 AM
Elainetoo
asimplelife - nice variety of fabrics; mcpatches - great panto - just perfect.

Will be interesting to see the final pile of quilts at the retreat.
Jan 02, 2013, 02:10 PM
alexemmarose
WooHoo! Cutting fabbies today for my QOV.


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Jan 02, 2013, 05:30 PM
Elainetoo
Got a call today from the LA, she's finished the quilting, so I get to pick it up Friday. Can't wait to see it. So by the end of the month (hopefully sooner) I'll have the label and binding on.
Jan 02, 2013, 05:35 PM
Missmommy
Just noticed my name is not on the list of participants?