Tuesday, December 23, 2014

QOV 2014

Good Tuesday Evening! Wednesday is Christmas Eve Day.... and  my boys are just so excited!  I always think the Christmas Break goes WAY to fast!! and this one is no different!!

I hope you will get a chance to sit back and relax, enjoy the day - whatever you are doing. We have a rather small Christmas planned...

Enjoy This weeks Quilt of Valor show!!  I hope you enjoy the smiles and that they brighten your week!

PS - if you want to see all of this years shows - here is the link

Bingham Ladies Fellowship
Quilts of Valor

Bingham Ladies Fellowship

Bingham Ladies Fellowship

Bingham Ladies Fellowship

I think the Two above are Called Boxy Stars from Quiltville.com

These are what I want you to see!!! The smiles.  Please know how much they love being wrapped in all of our hugs!! You know I can't show each one.... but I sure hope you see the happiness!  Our quilts are so loved!!  That just makes my heart so happy.

This one was fun - he had such a smile on his face when he recieved this quilt. He just couldn't wait to tell his wife how important it was!  A lovely Couple!

This is a big event - we get a lot of soldiers stopping by to visit and compliment the quilts ( the guys in the background)

This quilt was made By Diana B in Colorado - and I quilted it. She did a fabulous job!! It will get bound and out to be loved soon!!

And then we have three more quilts by the Bingham Ladies Fellowship. You have no idea how much I appreciate their support and their yummy quilts.... well... truth be told - I haven't met a quilt I don't like yet ;-)

I wish I knew what this pattern was - Jody.... if you or the ladies remember - would you let me know?

Columbine Quilt Bee

Columbine Quilt Bee

Rocky Mtn Quilt Museum

Did you get inspired by any of those quilts?

Well - here are some more smiles!!!  I hope they lift your spirits!

This is such a sweet picture for me. Harriett ( left) is one of my quilting angels.  She has always been there for me - when I needed to learn to bind, cut fabric, get a hug - she is always there. I loved that she and this soldier were is such conversation about the military and the quilts - that they didn't even notice I was there.

I am not sure how many of you have been watching our Quilt of Valor progress though the years.... so a quick story:

I learned to quilt by teaching 100 5th grade kids to quilt.
Yep - not always the best way to learn - but we did well, and we had fun, and we made 10 Quilts of Valor in a year. 

Now - I DID have a longarm - I knew the quilting part....

So.... I worked with these kiddos - we got the quilts all the way to the binding stage - and I panicked!

Harriett..... she said - bring them to me, I'll show you what to do... and she did.
and She enlisted Lori and Ethel and Mary - and they were so wonderful!

Merry Christmas!!!

See you soon.....


Judy@Quilt Paradigm said...

Just love seeing those smiles :) Harriett is an angel. . . a binding angel :D I did not know that's how you started piecing, what a great story!!

Merry Christmas to you and your men!

Gypsy Quilter said...

We love the smiles best, they make our hearts sing! As always thank you for sharing, as well as your ever diligent dedication throughout the years.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I always enjoy these QOV posts! Love seeing the soles and the quilts.

Kate said...

Beautiful quilts and even more beautiful smiles.

Have a very Merry Christmas!

Judy V. in Thornton, CO said...

So inspiring to see all the QOVs today! I look forward to doing more QOVs for our military men and women in 2015!

Elaine Adair said...

THIS is MY feel-good-fix for the next few days! wonderful quilts!

Karol said...

Yes, very good for the 'feel good tanks'. I love them all. You do such a great job! Do you have any idea what the pattern is for the RWB quilt pic that is above 'Harriet and the soldier'. Or a picture of the quilt by itself. I could probably figure it out.

Merry Christmas to you and your family too. Keep up the good work.

Cathy said...

Oh joy! The soldier talking to Harriet is wrapped in a Heartstring Challenge quilt I made and sent you a couple of years ago!

I may not always comment but I do follow the weekly shows!

Sally Trude said...

Alycia, thank you so much for making such a warm welcoming quilt space for everyone involved. And its quite moving to see one's quilt find its home. Moved to tears, actually.

Unknown said...

That quilt pattern that you don't recognize looks like Snapshot (?) by Terri Atkinson. It's on the cover of her book Happy Hour.

Happy Holidays to you and your many elves.

Terri said...

Learn by teaching! WOW.
Love the quilt show...love the smiles. Thanks for sharing all the love with us.
Merry Christmas to you and yours. You are a gift.

Joanne K. in MD said...

What a joy to see this early Christmas morning. Beautiful smiling faces with beautiful quilts.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful Christmas quilt show. Thank you so much Alycia. Love seeing all the quilts and the smiles. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

The Quilting Elf said...

Wonderful Christmas show!

Carline said...

Hard to tell which qult you need the name for but the one under the comment, it is boxy stars and is by Bonnie Hunter. Free on her website.