Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Quilts of Valor 2016

Good Wednesday morning - This morning snuck up on me!   Sunday was our Monthly QOV sew in with my quilters - and we worked on Orphan blocks! Oh my - such creative folks!!!!  A LOT of tops were created - but you'll have to wait and see them.....

We lost one of our QOV'ers last week.  She wasn't just a QOV'er though - she was an amazing mom, grandma, and most recently a Great Grandma.  Her funeral was quite amazing. One of the things that was said was how much she wanted her family to remember her. The girls all told her "Mom - we have your quilts, your curtains, your recipes, your love..."   and it made me think too - this amazing Woman has been helping with Quilts of Valor for at least 10 years.

The quick math and knowing what all she does - means that there are at least 300 Veterans who also get to have a little bit of Janet Love in their lives too.  Pretty amazing isn't it?   Say a prayer for Janet G's family if you think of it. They are suffering quite a loss.

The first three quilts today
The two on the left were made with Block Drive Blocks and Quilted by Margaret R in Ft Collins
The one on the Right was pieced by Mary Beth of MQX Block Drive Blocks and quilted by Sara G

The one on the left is another block drive block pattern - it can be found here:
It was pieced by Deb T and quilted by Sara
The Middle Quilt was made by Verna B and quilted by Kaylene G
The one on the right - Pieced by Jenny

Below :
Donna Mae taught a class at the Lyons Quilt Shop 
They made 10 that are very similar and then had a few quilters who made something different

They are really cool!!
The left quilt here was pieced by DJ and the right was Betsy

The Left Quilt was by Kat, and right was Terri

The one on the left was by Velma and the one on the right - by Von

LEft by Sharon and right by Luann

This one was made by Vicki
( one of my holders had to go walk the dog!!)

Left was Loretta and right was Terry

If your in the Lyons area - go check out the Quilt shop there!
Donna Mae is going to be teaching another QOV class - and she has great designs!!


The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats! on another great haul of QOV quilts!!

Mari said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend! May she rest in peace. All of the quilts look wonderful!

Gypsy Quilter said...

What a busy group of stitchers! Love the bare feet peaking thru. Too cute.

Vicki W said...

What a wonderful legacy Janet has left behind!

Lara B. said...

Alycia you friend Janet was an amazing woman and left a beautiful legacy. I am sorry for your loss and for her family's too.
This collection of QOV quilts is so terrific - as always!

Sherrill said...

LOTS of quilts made with that cool panel. Love it!! We just got back from a cruise and they had an honoring of vets on the ship. I got up and spoke for a minute about QOV and said if anyone needed a QOV, to contact me. I had one gal call my cabin and I got her info. She lived in Carson, CA so passed her info along to the contact near there.

Vic in NH said...

Prayers sent to Janet G.'s family. Thank you for honoring her legacy here with your beautiful and heart warming eulogy. As ever, the quilts inspire me!

Patti said...

I send my condolences too for the loss of your important friend.

The quilts showing this week are amazing.

Kate said...

Lots of beautiful quilts! Donne Mae's class quilts turned out beautifully!