Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Online QOV Show & a GIVEAWAY!!

I have a great giveaway for you!!! But in order to see what it is - you will have to ohh and ahh over these gorgeous Quilts of Valor!!!



First off we have this beauty from Karen A in OK! It was quilted by Pat R of Co Spgs area. 
 Isn't this just a great pattern? I love the scrappiness of it - so beautiful!!


The next quilt was made by Gwen in Longmont and quilted by Pat in Co Springs. Click on this picture quilters - the quilting is fabulous!!!



This quilt was made by Mary K and quilted by Mindy N. You know Mindy is in two of my quilt groups - and I can never remember the town she is from - what a horrible friend I am!!

 This one was made by Sally T in Virginia! And Oh My - it is a stunner - Check out her Blog here!! She is amazing



The back of the quilt is a beautiful piece of Tye Dye Fabric from the famous Vicki Welsh
This quilt is now residing with a disabled Veteran and his family. Homes for our Troops made him a specially adapted house, and during the dedication - this Quilt of Valor was presented. 
(Pictures to follow soon - I promise)

And now!!! The Giveaway!!  This is the Waterpik
 PowerSpray+ Twin Turbo Hand Held Shower Head


You many ask - what does this have to do with quilting?
Nothing and Everything

After a tough day of quilting - I tell you - this is the shower head to have!!


The PowerSpray+ Twin Turbo features six dual-source technology sprays that deliver a high-power experience unlike any other shower head. Two side-by-side turbo massage jets simultaneously deliver incredible massaging power with shoulder-to-shoulder coverage for twice the massaging action. Combined with OptiFLOW® technology, which improves your water force up to 30%, the revitalizing PowerSpray+ Twin Turbo gets every day off to a great start. 



You can find out more about them here
retail value $44.99

but just leave a comment here and you will be entered into a chance to win this showerhead for free!! And you will love it. I have one - and can not say enough good things about it!!

Tell me what yours plans are for Thanksgiving - or what your favorite dessert is!
Enter by midnight 
November 20th

I will announce the winner on the 21st during the next QOV show!!
Please - if you are a no reply blogger - leave me a way to contact you too!!!


60 comments:

Carol said...

You make that shower head sound irresistible! I might have to go shopping. I'll spend Thanksgiving at my niece's home with lots of family.

beaquilter said...

awesome quilts, love the star one! amazing.

Barb Pampel said...

I love the inspiration as I am involved in making 145 QOV's for our local veteran's home. As a vet myself (U. S. Army), I know what this means for the men and women who are residents of the home.

Barb Pampel
Thaxton, MS

Anonymous said...

I love what you do. Even if I don't win, I just want to say how much I admire your dedication.

Lnda Bourgeois said...

Anonymous is Linda Bourgeois from Houma, LA.

Joan said...

The quilts are beautiful!!!

krisgray said...

Lovely quilts! I'll be cooking this year and need to start planning the menu, soon, apparently. Didn't realize that Turkey Day is so close!

amroth98 said...
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amroth98 said...

The quilting on Gwyn's quilt is stunning! And the Log Cabin star is magnificent! How appropriate and heart-warming that the soldier received a Log Cabin quilt on the day he moved into his new home! All the quilts made for QOV are special.

Re: the giveaway and Thanksgiving. My favorite Thanksgiving dessert is pumpkin pie! LOVE IT! I could make a meal out of that alone -- almost! We'll be visiting my brother's for Thanksgiving.

My email is rothfamily98@yahoo.com

Bonnie said...

What a bunch of gorgeous quilt tops! I love the quilting on them. You sure have some great quilters helping out. Hum, Thanksgiving this year is at my daughter's house but I'll be staying with my son a little over an hour away. Favorite dessert? a really good, homemade cookie be it chocolate chip, sugar, oatmeal or othercookie. Thanks for all you do Alycia. I'm going to be late getting my blocks to you for the challenge. I can't mail them until tomorrow. Coming from Va I doubt they'll be there by Friday.

Edna Kidd said...

The quilts are beautiful! I will make Turkey dinner and a wonderful pumpkin pie..Thanks for the giveaway...

Judy V. in Thornton, CO said...

Wonderful quilts as always. I don't have to buy any quilt books since there are plenty of ideas there!

Thanksgiving is at my home. My favorite Thanksgiving dessert is my daughter's homemade apple pie, yum. She makes a better pie than I do, lol.

LizA. said...

What a great group of quilt! I love, love, love the diamond log cabin. I'm going to have to find that pattern--what a stunning quilt it makes.

Marci said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous quilts! Our family's favorite dessert is pecan pie--forget pumpkin, they say, just pecan pie!

Missy Shay said...

I love looking at all of the quilts. What an awesome shower head! missysaprons@gmail.com

Missy Shay said...

I already made a comment, but forgot to tell you my favorite dessert. Pumpkin pie and pecan pie are my favorites!

mary said...

Thanks for the inspiration Thanksgiving is with my son The thing I look forward to the most is the WONDERFUL apple pies he makes I only get them once a year now so will enjoy. mary

Gypsy Quilter said...

Wonderful, terrific quilts. What a lovely addition to the cause. Shower head, yes I could use one. So could Dolly if I could ever teach her to jump in the tub.

I'll be traveling over the river and through the woods this Thanksgiving and taking my famous apple pie, chocolate pie, and maybe a dirt cake for the kids.

Thanks for sharing.

Shirley said...

Just took the turkey out of the freezer to thaw. For desert, I'm planning sugarfree lemon meringue and chocolate meringue pies and several varieties of sugarfree cookies for guests to take home. The deserts will all be decadent and luscious and guilt-free for my diabetic family. Thanks for a chance to win the shower wand. I WANT IT - my old WaterPic is dying.

JL said...

I look at your blogs every time you post and thoroughly enjoy them. The shower head give away is a hoot and if I didn't need a new shower head I wouldn't comment but hey, why not?

Sharon Linders said...

The QOVs are beautiful, and so appreciated by the recipients. Nice work, all of you! Favorite desert is a tiny wedge of pumpkin pie, followed by a tiny wedge of apple pie! The shower head sounds heavenly - what a way to relax! Happy Thanksgiving, all!

sharonlinders@yahoo.com

Linda K, Alaska said...

Every time I look at these quilt shows I find another idea to add to my "someday" list! I'm going to have to live until at least the 22nd century to complete them all. Thanks for sharing all of this great work!

Terri said...

Amazing quilts! Love the starburst one. You are right about the quilting on the other, just amazing. Love the quilt show!
Hugs

Sandy Beach Sewing said...

I could really use a massage, but I think this showerhead would do the trick.

Roslyn said...

Well I am having back surgery Nov.28th. so I could really use one Alycia, I need to get back on the LA I have a couple of QOV's waiting & tub filled with HOB quilts.

ytsmom said...

It sounds wonderful! DH would go crazy for it.

ytsmom said...

It sounds wonderful! DH would go crazy for it.

~~ Nancy ~~a quilter~~ said...

Exhilarating!!!!! The quilts and the thought of that wonderful showerhead...

Anonymous said...

Hi Love the QOV'[s and your blog. Sure hope I could win the showerhead, but if I don't I'll break down and buy one! My son and his wife are coming for Thanksgiving, so I'll be cooking pies and turkey----along with dressing, homemade rolls, noodles, and 3 or 4 vegetables. There will be cheescake to top off the leftovers afterward. Wanna come? Jennifer in IN stitchster@toast2.net

Penny said...

Love the quilt show!!! And love the shower head -- already have one, lol. Well for Thanksgiving, unfornately will be alone this year. Don't feel like traveling, and the kids have the spouses family, so it will be me and my 4 dogs. pensuequilts@aol.com

Julie Crooks said...

We will do our traditional put-up-the-Christmas-tree-as-a-family...my hubby, two kids and I. All our family is out-of-state and we'd rather spend more time at Christmas with them, so that's when we travel.

My favorite dessert? Tiramisu Cheesecake - the best of both mixed together! ;-)

I may also get in some gift sewing over the long weekend, too.

Cindy said...

I'm not very good at this computer stuff...this is the 3rd time I'm trying this...LOL!
Alycia I'm so awed by all you do with both the Quilts of Valor and keeping track of your family.
Would you mind sharing some of your energy with me so I could quilt a little longer every day and maybe produce more Quilts of Valor? ...Please?
Hugs coming your way...you go girl!!!

Anonymous said...

I love, love, love your eye candy each week. Just got home from retreat & trying to play catch-up at work, housework & sewing room (disaster!!). Turkey day will be just me & DH but family here on Friday. Granma watches grands while moms shop Black Friday sales.

Favorite desert is zucchini cobbler (tastes like granny smith apple cobbler). Gotta cook big one this year. Would LOVE to win this showerhead. Mine died last month.

Becky in upstate SC
bmgilliam@bellsouth.net

The Calico Quilter said...

Your quilts are beautiful and I'm sure they will be appreciated and loved. As for Thanksgiving - well, I have developed diabetes, so dessert is out! I do make a pumpkin souffle using a bit of Splenda that is pretty good; it distracts me from the real pumpkin pie. If I win the showerhead I am going to try to persuade Mom to install it and use it. She has to bathe sitting on a stool in the tub and this would make it easier.
Jan, The Calico Quilter
jcquilter@comcast.net

Lisa said...

Lovely quilts of valor. Thanks for your dedication to this great cause. My favorite dessert is pumpkin pie and I can't wait to see my niece and nephew at Thanksgiving! Then following day the Easy Street mystery debuts so we're having Thanksgiving leftovers and I am going to sew all day.

Driving Miss Lizzie said...

What a show for the eyes of all Quilts of Valor helpers and thier recipients.

Anonymous said...

Love all the feathers.. I wish I could master that feature of making each one look alike..
Hope who ever gets this wont think its worn our in a couple years and give it to the dog for a blanket. People now days do not know that a slightly faded quilt is the signs that your loving it to death.. and that is the way a happy quilt likes do pass on

Anonymous said...

Annom is lindasusiequilts51@att.net

Marilyn said...

Hi,
Look forward to your quilt shows and how neat to see all the lovely quilts. I really need a new shower head. Mine is shot and hubby couldn't fix it. I will be cooking my 50th Thanksgiving dinner. Yikes. Had hoped I could convince everybody to go out, no luck.
You and your family have a wonderful holiday and thank you for all you do for QOV.

Valerie said...

I am sure after hosting and cooking for my family on Thanksgiving day, that shower head's massage would be wonderful. Dessert--homemade pumpkin pie, of course. Thanks for the chance to win, and especially thanks for all your efforts for our troops!

Judy said...

Love seeing all your quilts - very inspiring.
I made a pumpkin cake Monday and two yesterday for my daughter and SIL's office parties. Will make a fourth for TDay at my sister's.

JustPam said...

I don't think my comment showed up. If it did please accept my apology.
I am having our family for dinner-kids, grands, mother, boyfriends, etc.

barbara said...

My family is going to my sister-in-laws for Thanksgiving. My favorite dessert is lemon meringue pie, which reminds me...I need to make one to take to thanksgiving!

Donna said...

We'll be spending Thanksgiving at the in-laws' house, where my son and daughter-in-law will be making the big announcement that they are expecting their first child in May. My favorite dessert is pumpkin pie! Could make an entire meal off crispy turkey skin and pumpkin pie ...

Lourdes said...

It will just be hubby and I this year, so I think we will be giving thanks non traditionally. Can't see going to all the work and expense of making a full Thanksgiving dinner just for two.

Kris B said...

I'm so happy that you post the link to a weekly quilt show. I find it always inspires me to go get a little more done on whatever QOV project I have going at the time.

phxquilt said...

Another group of wonderful quilts! I truly admire your energy & dedication.

Anonymous said...

Alycia I love your blog and the generous work you do with our service men and women. Thank you. I am having about 44 for dinner Thanksgiving Day, full traditional meal with a surprise 80th birthday cake thrown in for my brother. Favorite dessert is my caramel peach pie, but I'll be serving an assortment on that day. Dee in NE

Susan said...

We're spending Thanksgiving weekend at the Fort Davis Texas State Park. My dad worked in the Civilian Conservation Corp and helped build this park in the summer of 1933. We plan on visiting the museum there with hopes of seeing my dad in some of the photos. This will really be a special time for me.

Farm Quilter said...

We are spending Thanksgiving with my DH's aunt and uncle, along with the other aunt and uncle, my dear in-laws, his sisters and their families, assundry cousins with their families, and 3 of his children - one with her DH and another with hsi GF, and one of my daughters with her fiance. Looking like 50 or so will be there!!! Should be a fabulous time - I look forward to it every year!!! Thank you for the opportunity to win a wet slice of heaven!!!

lisa0116 said...

AFter drooling over the quilt show..I need a shower! LOL!
We will be going to my son's college to have Thanksgiving with him and to take him a Christmas tree and set it up at his apartment when we get off of work about 11:00a.m. that morning.

barbara winkler said...

I love the quilts. I will be relaxing on Thanksgiving, as I get home from Branson late the night before. After I u pack I will probably work ona quilt. I,ve ONLY made 70 so far this year! Barbara Winklet socalqov@aol.com

Kathy W-P said...

sistakakalani@gmail.com said:
I love the quilts and the quilting! I am hoping to talk my family into a walk and picnic on the beach... something different...
Kathy in CA.

Sandra said...

There is so much eye candy. Just makes you feel so touched by all of these wonderful quilters. Anyone and everyone would love this amazing shower head. What a thoughtful giveway. Thank you so much for caring and all that you do for all of us.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Samantha said...

Those quilts are all so beautiful! Thanks for all you do with QOV!

My hubby works Thanksgiving so my plan is to sew, since he works graveyard shift he will be sleeping all day. We will likely do the turkey dinner on that Sunday.

Richard Healey said...

Love the quilts that second one down was amazing.

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crossroadsquilts said...

That log cabin star quilt is unbelievable! Absolutely gorgeous! WOW!

My husband, me, and our twin 7 year olds are actually going duck hunting Thursday morning! Woo hoo! We will have an evening Thanksgiving meal with the in-laws and then will have another Thanksgiving meal on Saturday evening with my family. My absolutely favorite dessert this time of year is pumpkin pie, so there will be some in abundance!

Hope your's is going to be wonderful!

Bari

Debbra Murphy said...

I could use that shower head right about now!! There is no Thanksgiving without Sweet Potato Pie and of course, turkey. This year I plan to use a brine. Never did this before, so I hope it works.

Laurie said...

I love your quilts! Thanks for all you are doing for QOV!

I am going to my sister's for Thanksgiving. And my Thanksgiving favorite dessert is Dutch Apple Pie a la Mode.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Laurie
sewhappy57@hotmail.com

Bev from SW Ohio said...

Thanks for sharing all the quilts. It motivates me. Turkey Day I will be in your neighborhood (Denver)with family! Long way from Ohio! I love all the traditional Turdey Day foods and just found a pecan pumpkin pie combo to satify the "which to make" delimna. New Shower heads should be mandatory every few years since we use them so often.