I am going to just issue a little tissue alert right here... so I don't forget later!
This weeks Quilt of Valor show is Brought to you by Superior Threads! I love their threads... I use a ton of their different threads in my Longarm Machine, and love the company!!!
I had a great time getting to the post office this week - it was so fun to see all the packages!!!
Here is what is here from this last week:
Shirley Bruner (25)
Marti Z from Fresno (5)
Maria F in AR (6)
Barbara F in Ypsilanti MI (5) ....I have been there!!!
Lori M in NV (120) (wowzers!!)
J Seiler in TX (10)
Rosemary in CA (20)
Kris S in Wisc (20)
Cyndi D in Houston TX (8)
Dianne K in CO (26)
Holly M in IN (100) (seriously!! LOve it) - Plus she sent 6 backs!! We will be quilting!!!
Nancy S in CO (20) (Plus her guild sent me a Bunch of Pillowcases!)
Jane M in AppleValley WI (96) ( she rocks!) - She sent pillowcases too!!!
Linda F in AZ (20)
Sherryl W in CA (20)
Cathy L from saneandcrazy.blogspot.com (40)
And now a word from our sponsor: Superior Threads:
Superior Threads has so many thread options, that truly you will be in heaven!!! Superior has threads for Quilting Machines, Quilting, Embroidery, Applique, Sergers, sewing and peicing. There are many different types and thread weights. They also have prewound bobbins.
So... from a LongArm Quilting point of view - I have so many options available at Superior. If I want a thread that is going to sink into the quilt, and add texture - then I head over to the SOFine and use Bottom Line in the bobbin. If I want to do a lot of fun thread work I will pick a heavier thread - Something like a King Tut thread. Which of course, comes in Varigated.
Here's another cool thing - Superior Threads is committed to the education of their customer. They provide a blog, a Superior University ( I highly recommend this!!) And many other ways to learn about thread. This always helps you make the right choice for your project.!
Check out how to be entered here!! it's the Big Blowout Block Drive - I would love it if you would head over and say thank you to Bob - he is a wonderful guy and a great sponsor!
Got your tissues ready?
Every once in a while we get a request for a Quilt of Valor to be presented to an individual that we haven't reached in our other channels.... and some of these Veterans are just amazing!
I had a request for a gentleman up in the mountains to receive a Quilt of Valor. So I loaded up the family and off we went. i KNOW that the quilt was important to him - he was very touched... but his humility touched me.
We met at a park, and it was a little drizzly - but that did not stop us! I had asked his wife in our earlier conversations what kind of colors he liked. So we brought out this Quilt of Valor.
It was part of The New Years Day Sit and Sew challenge. My boys were excited to show it to him.
We talked and listened and as I tucked it around him I got to hug him, and tell him Welcome Home.
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