Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Working Working Workin'

Machine Quilters Exposition in New England  did a wonderful thing for Quilts of Valor!!! They did a block drive in conjunction with one of their events!!!

The blocks have arrived, and oh boy - have we been working with them!!

I was so tickled when J-L , one of the founders of MQX Shows asked if I thought a block drive could help our project. She generously set it up so that all participants could bring blocks to a dinner event, and she would handle the rest. I believe over 500 blocks were brought. They were split between me and the New England QOV group - Whoot Whoot!!!

Can you imagine yummy quilts we will have?

Here we are setting some of them up on the design wall... contemplating sashings, borders, layouts..... yum!!

We have piles of the blocks, all separated and again - testing out fabrics to go with them  - such a fun time!!

J-L and Mary have been awesome supporters of Quilts of Valor for years, from having booths at their shows, to providing backings when we had special projects, and now doing this block drive. It is so wonderful to have such support!!

If you are attending the Portland Quilt show - be sure to thank them!!  By the way - they are taking entries and you can sign up for that show RIGHT! SMACK! NOW!!  CHECK it out

Thanks again for all the support!
I look forward to showing you the tops that we make!


Kevin the Quilter said...

What a wonderful endeavor! Wish I were closer so I could help out!

phxquilt said...

What a great big help this will be! And they're gorgeous too. QOV friends are everywhere.

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Kate said...

Wow, looks like you'll have some beautiful quilts to show in a few weeks.