Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Quilts of Valor 2014 - Lots of of Eye Candy

Warning ** Picture Laden Post**

We have finished so many Quilts of Valor recently - I am so proud of all of us. And I am so grateful for these beautiful quilts to bring love to our Veterans!

Are you ready????  Got your coffee? Hot Chocolate??  Bowl of Cereal?? Here we go...........

First off... showing a little love! Don't you just love seeing these quilts wrapped around their shoulders? I just love that they do this!!  Reminds me of when my boys would play Super- Hero ( yes it was just on Sunday!!)


Our first quilt today comes from Ann and was quilted by Paula. Ann and Paula took their quilt to "The Quilt Store" in Broomfield and they got it to Kathy- who got it to me! Thanks to "The Quilt Store" for being a drop-off location for us!!  PS - They have an AWESOME store... I took Kevin the Quilter to check it out!



Next we have a string quilt that was a block of the month at my Quilt Guild. We think that Joan Quilted it - but we aren't entirely sure - so Joan.... Your getting credit for it ;-)


This one was made by Nancy A in Colorado. Nancy won the strips from a giveaway on the blog, and she sent it back to us - it was a little shy of the size so Mary added borders, and then Sandy D in Eaton Quilted it. Isn't that cool - team effort!!
I hope someone can help me out here. The quilt above... I lost the name who made it.... I blame spring break! It was quilted by Jan S of Colorado. Both Sandy and Jan are in our local guild and are great machine quilters! I appreciate their help.



This stack n whack!!  We were sent the colored pieces all cut out, and I layed a block out on my design wall. Mary M said she would really like to put it together - so she dug through our fabric stash and found the complementary fabrics... She stitched it up and Liz T.D  took it to quilt!  LOVE it!


This Quilt is one of our Block Drive Quilts!!  Aren't they so fun to see get put together? I really think Karen put this one together - but I have been known to get a little overwhelmed at our sew days.  Oh! it was quilted Liz T.D.


And again - another a Block Drive quilt! Quilted by Liz TD as well!. It is just so fun to see how people put them together!!


The next two quilts were Pieced by Marty O of Ft Collins!  So! The guild that Marty belongs to invited me to come see the quilts that they had made for Quilts of Valor. They were awesome ( Pics will be coming - Promise!!)  And Marty asked if I might have a connection to a Machine Quilter. Liz ( Bless her!!) said - oh sure - I'll get them done....



And Voila - She did!! Both of them!!!

Thanks to all the quilters that help out! This joint effort is so cool!!

Can you handle one more photo??

Can you??

Oh my  - the happiness.... the love.... the feeling of being cherished.




17 comments:

Carol Stearns said...

i would love the pattern for the stack and whack pinwheel! decoratorcarol@gmail.com

Kat Scribner said...

Thanks for sharing another great show, Alycia. I especially like the stripset style made with a splash of gold stars. So theraputic, not alot of thinking going on. Just what I need. lol

Bonnie said...

Weeeee... another great showing of QOV quilts. I have two done that will go in the mail to you in MAY. They will be in a quilt show the first three days and then shortly after that off to you and the folks who deserve them.

Tina Bulington said...

Such wonderful quilts. I'm amazed at how much you do beyond the blog and posts. I too am juggling and admire you for trying to keep everything managed. The quilts of valor are interesting and so pretty. Can you share more about that as I have heard about them but don't really know how it started or how to get involved. I'm somewhat of a newbie - if there is a site to visit that will save you some time, please share as your hands are full :) Thank you Stitch Sister!

swooze said...

That stack and whack...wow!..amazing!

Impera Magna said...

Handsome men with their new quilts and lots of quilty eye-candy... definitely a bright spot in my day! Thanks for sharing!!!


Sharon Ledbetter said...

As a Granny, I just want to take these guys home and give them a hug. Thank you for sharing all the wonderful work Colorado is doing for our men and women who serve. It is an honor to be a volunteer with QOVF.

kathyinozarks said...

awesome! I love this project for our vets and injured
I am visiting from lets bee social
Kathy

Terri said...

The feeling of being cherished, love that phrase. A quilt will always do that.
Hugs

Kathy said...

All beautiful! Stack n whack is just awesome. Would love to know how that is done. I'm kind of new to quilt piecing.

Kevin the Quilter said...

What a wonderful QOV show.........as usual Alycia! I love seeing all of the quilts and quilting! That shop was cool!

TLC said...

Love to see the recipients of all your dedication. The young man in the first picture looks so young!

Anonymous said...

Great Quilts as always, The guys are great too, they deserve so much for all they do for our country. Thanks for sharing I enjoy your shows. They are so inspiring.Marilyn

Tami C said...

Always happy to see Vets wrapped in their quilts! Thanks for all you do Alycia!

Quiltin Jenny said...

These posts make my whole day!

Thank you to you and all of the quilters, longarmers, piecers, cutters, pressers, and drop off locations who make this all possible!

Lorna McMahon said...

Have to say... My fave is the pinwheel stack n' whack quilt. It turned out perfect. Even the quilted stars! Bravo on all!

Kate said...

Great quilts everyone of them!