Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A lot happened at our QOV sew day!

Sunday was our Quilt of Valor Sew day in Greeley. We had a great time, ate M&Ms ( totally Joan's fault!!) Introduced the girls to some yummy carmel corn, and had 2 Veterans show up!

I had invited a Vet from the VA to come, with the intent of presenting her a QOV - but she was having a hard time deciding if it would be okay. Which - I totally understand, she has had a rough recovery!
But I love that she came, and she brought a friend. And they were girls - and they were girls who liked girly things.... so it was a great opportunity for our girl quilts to be presented!

I didn't tell them that we would be giving them QOV's - I had asked them to come and talk about their service.

But when I gave the first quilt out - look at the LOVE!!!
Wrapping themselves in all your hugs!
(Thats me in the Black shirt)

All of us, I tried to touch this up,but I have a feeling that I am not as good at this as I ought to be. There was a big glare from the cutting board - as I used the self timer. Wrangler man will fix it!

The table of quilts to bind, or that were bound. Harriet is a star binder!

Tops in progress - this is Jessicas corner!

Oh Look! - here is Jessica. Some day I will sew as quick as her.... someday.

I usually don;t show tops until they are quilted - but I just LOVE this panel with the soldier!

This is what I worked on - just needs borders now. The blocks were made by me, Joan and Barb in MI, I squared them up. Okay truthfully - I squared the ones I made up, then set them into the top. I like how it is going so far!

I am thinking a small blue border and a larger red border, or vice versa - any thoughts, hints, suggestions?

It was a fun Sunday. We got a lot done, and enjoyed ourselves. It was very cool to have to Soldiers come and see what we do! They were very sweet and so appreciative.



Cheryl Willis said...

bless you for your work, all the tops look great. It is fun to sew with friends, look how much you gals are getting done!- cw

Gypsy Quilter said...

I so enjoy seeing the recipients and hearing their stories. It makes all of the hard work worthwhile.

Love your flag quilt. Hmmm, may have to try that one. Did you audition the dark tan for a border?

Pat R. said...

Wow! What a great day and a wonderful bunch of quilts! One of the best parts of that day had to be giving the quilts to the girls. I love it! I have one ready to bind and another ready to go on the machine...wish I could piece/quilt faster!

Lori said...

that looks like a great day. I bet it was so much FUN!