Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Quilt of Valor Awards

 My Travels took me to North Eastern Wyoming and!! There was an opportunity to award 4 Quilts of Valor to some AMAZING Veterans!!! so you know I jumped at the chance!!!

Photo courtesy of Judy at Busy hands are Happy Hands

But!! First!!!

My in laws live up that way ( Free hotel haha)  so we decided to go a day early and get a little Golfing in!

It was Cowboy Night at the Golf Course... so you know K had to represent... I needed something that kept the sweat out of my eyes - it was 105deg!!! Who knew that happened in the summer!!!

Because I don't know the area well - I searched for Parks in Gilette and found this amazing Veterans Memorial Park.. we went and scouted it when we got there to make sure I made a good choice...

Isn't this just a beautiful Venue??  and it was wheelchair accessible. The only problem - not a lot of shade for our Very Hot award ceremony, but I think I was the only one sweating!!

We had Two presentations there - The Three were so excited to be there - and I loved them. They each had such amazing stories. and the thing is... each presentation takes on a life of its own. One of the Vets shared some of his War Stories - and held us all captive.  The gentleman on the right - Turns 100 this month.   

It was so cool to have their family and friends come to Honor their Veteran... made my day

and also.... I met JUDY!!! of Busy Hands are Happy Hands!!! What a sweetheart!!!

The bottom Photo - He was also so excited to be there - but was more comfortable with an individual presentation - what another cool dynamic. His whole family showed up... and in Whole - I mean like 20 of them.. it was in the evening, and the difference in Temperature - oh wow... I could handle the evening haha!!

So!! Interested in making this Happen for one of your Veterans touched by war? Check out


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Delighted Hands said...

What a beautiful venue for your presentation! This is amazing as always! Thanks for sharing!

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

What a perfect venue for the presentations!

grammajudyb said...

And Alycia does a fabulous presentation! Her DH K and her in-laws were so friendly and gracious! I’m so glad I could attend with 4 of my fellow QOV quilters. I think we all are going to do this mystery! Won’t that be fun!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a lovely way to honor these heroes.

Vicki in MN said...

Oh that is a fantastic venue for the presentations!

sue s said...

You sure lucked out with that venue! And I love that you can "go with the flow" and give each veteran what he wants/needs from it.

Bonnie said...

Good to see the presentation in Wyoming. Yep, 105 is ridiculously hot.

Donna said...

Wow! What a venue for a QOV presentation! Thank you so much for your advice on giving a QOV presentation! I recently had two WWII veterans who I separately awarded to. It went well with your help! I am still not comfortable doing them but feel more confident after your advice! Thank you so much!

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Alycia, that sounds like a wonderful day. :-)

cityquilter grace said...

the QOV presentations are always awesome even in the heat....thank you alycia for all you do on their behalf