If you haven't seen it - head over there now... I'll wait ;-)
QOV on NBC nightly news
And now - A Word from our Sponsor - Judy at http://www.patchworktimes.com
"I want to start by thanking Alycia for all she does for the QOV program. I know that she does it because she loves it but it is a lot of work. So, thanks Alycia! Thank you also to those who read my blog, participate in the QOV challenges, Quilt-Alongs and QOV mystery quilt projects. By the way, I'm planning an intense Quilt Along for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Details will be posted soon on my blog (http://www.patchworktimes.com).
In the early 80's, while wasting away a lunch hour, I walked into a little quilt shop in my home town (Lake Charles, Louisiana). Having sewn all my own clothes through high school and college, I knew the basics of sewing but knew nothing about quilting. At that time, it was all hand pieced and hand quilted. I signed up for classes and was off and running. No one, myself included, would have guessed what a large part quilting would play in the rest of my life.
Some time between learning to hand quilt and moving to Kentucky in 1997, I began sending my tops out to be quilted by a longarmer. There weren't so many of them back then and I had a difficult time finding a longarmer near me at our new home in Kentucky so I decided I would just get my own longarm. I started out with a very old short arm and traded up several times and now quilt on an APQS Millennium.
With the longarming, though I no longer quilt for others, along with teaching quilting and writing three books,
Weekend Quilts and
all published by AQS, quilting has been not only a hobby but a career for me and I am so thankful to have been able to meet so many wonderful quilters and to do the things I've done through quilting.
The QOV program has afforded me the opportunity to give back to those who have given so much. Below are pictures of some of my recent QOV projects."
This one is from the New Years Day Sit and Sew- Click here for the Free Pattern
Can be found here
This one is Carpenters Star - and can be found here
Thank you SO much Judy!!!
Judy is offering a copy of her book "60 pieced Quilt Borders" and I have to tell you - Its awesome. She has an amazing way of making the most gorgeous borders!!!
SO.... onto the slew of blocks that came in this week:
Martha S in OK (42)
Sharon R in MD (5)
Gene B in AL (5) Gene blogs at blog.geneblack.com -oh my!
Barb C in OR (30)
Jean S in NE (20)
Marsha P in CA (30)
Kathleen M in MI (4) ( ps Kathleen - they are perfect)
Lola S in NE (10)
Sally T in VA (50) - she blogs at theobjectsofdesign.blogspot.com
Nancy S in CO (25)
Debbie B in FL (20)
Judy R in WA (30)
Lori M and Dona H in NV/CA ( 224)
Anyone want to take a guess as to how many blocks have come in so far?
PS - Check out some of the tops that have been designed so far..
A HUGE thank you to all our sponsors.... and an even BIGGER thank you to all of you quilters!!!