Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Quilt of Valor Show - Sponsored by Superior Threads!!!

Happy Wednesday!!

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 (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.!

Superior has graciously offered 2 - $25 gift certificates for you to try their threads.... that's two chances!!!

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.
 Yep - I made him cry.... and his wife.... and her son.... I am good ( it is the years of parenting practice - when you can get all the kids crying at once - you are successful!)

 He loved it.  And he was so honored to be chosen for a quilt. I was so tickled that we were able to surprise him and Honor his service to our Country. It was a pleasure to meet him and his family.

Thank you all for participating... and be sure to thank our sponsors - they are so wonderful.... So far, we have added up enough blocks to make 23 quilt tops - that is SO awesome!!!!

Vicki Welsh Hand Dyes:
Clothworks  :
Superior Threads:
KimmyQuilt – Kim Brunner:
Waterpik :
Quilters Dream Batting : :


Impera Magna said...

Superior Threads are a favorite of mine as well... esp all the available colors.

Today's QOV... wonderful! Nothing wrong with a few tears...

23 quilt tops worth of blocks? That's fantastic!!!

Judy V. from Thornton, CO said... special! It is very touching to see how a quilt can mean so much to this veteran and his family. Thank you for sharing this story!

marilyn said...

thanks for all you do for our veterans. You and your family are amazing!

Quiltin Jenny said...

What a great story! Love when you share these special presentations.

You also made me laugh, though, about all the kids crying. Whenever I have two out of the three upset and mad at me, The Pit Boss and I tell each other that we just need one more for a trifecta! Glad to see we are not the only ones making jokes at our children's expense. ;o)

Bless you and the amazing work you are doing for our veterans!

Jane M said...

Glad you got the package, but do you have chocolate? You are great inspiration . Oh, I'm in MN not wi.
Apple Valley, Minnesota

Nina said...

Superior Threads is one of my favs. I met one of the reps at a quilt show and he patiently helped me understand that uses of their different threads. Their newsletter always has a bit of humor included too.

Cathy said...

Yes, I needed a tissue!

I hope in my box with the 40 blocks there were also 3 quilts and 2 pillowcases! I was worried they might not make it through the floods to you!

Cathy L in IA
Sane, Crazy, Crumby Quilting

Terri said...

It is one thing to get a quilt from your family member who quilts... as a birthday gift, or for Christmas. It would be more special to be thanked for your efforts to keep us American. He looks like a Vietnam Vet - lived his whole life with dissenters all around him. (Maybe a little island of love from his family.) The VVs had the hardest home coming, I think.
Anyway, job well done, Alycia.

Pat R said...

I never get tired of your QOV quilt shows and stories!! Job well done!

Unknown said...

Hi, I love your blog and what you are doing with the quilts of Valor. I could send backs if you let me know what size. Also What size pillow cases and style do you need.
How about batting? Please let me know. I think this is a great project and cannot thank you enough for getting it going. Martha

Unknown said...

Alicia - just wanted to know if your family got out before the roads were closed. I have some more blocks for you.

Sharon E.

Carla said...

Made me grab a tissue. I would like to send a few blocks. Need to know specifications. Carla dollartistcarla at aol dot com

Tami C said...

That was really a wonderful thing you did for that veteran! That was quite a haul of blocks that came in this past week! So many people are being so generous. Thanks for sharing!

Josh Every said...

Thank you for supporting such a great cause. We can see your passion for people and quality threads and fabrics. Keep it up.

Kate said...

That's a lot of blocks! Looking forward to seeing some of the quilts that come from those.