Monday, July 01, 2024

What an AMAZING Weekend

 I'm exhausted, I'm ramped up.... I want to sit, but I want to make more.... I'm overwhelmed, and I am amazed.... this month - and specifically this weekend has been CRAZy!!!


Was an amazing morning !!

With over 200 veterans in attendance we got to award 11 Quilts of Valor to some very cool Veterans !

It’s and honor and a privilege to wrap these beautiful heroes in their Quilts, but it’s even better when I get to hug them as well 🥰

My amazing group of quilters sure make some of the most gorgeous quilts !!


Sunday was a pretty incredible day for me ❤️

We were able to honor 5 veterans in my home church ( Kersey Community Church) with the award of these Quilts of Valor

It was super special to me to be able to hug and recognize the military service of these great people , but to do it in front of the people who pray for me , support me and my family , and are so very important to me , made the presentation a little more personal and …… nerve wracking 🤣

These ladies and gentlemen served their country and are some of the best !!

Such an honor to recognize them right before Independence Day 🇺🇸🇺🇸 

and then 
Sunday afternoon
QOV Sew day - and check out some of these quilts!!!

Jeri taught our group how to make these friendship star blocks then She and Olive set them in a quilt top. and Jeri quilted them.  Clare bound them!!

TWO whole amazing quilts!! I love them!
And the teamwork that goes in to making these!!

A super cool eagle panel quilt by Ethel.

and we spent the day stitching on a new QOV - pattern to come soon - that I designed, and the awesome Deb made some embroidered blocks for - it looked so great!!

Don;t you just love weekends like this? I want to start stuff today - but! I am on Beef Deliveries today... so while I am delivering you know I am making lists right???

PS - did you see all the amazing links ups from Finished (Or not) Friday? can't wait to dig in and do some reading tonite!!! FONF post


Quiltdivajulie said...

The work you QOV-ers do is SO important and deserves our thanks. The veterans all look so happy.

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

Wow an amazing weekend indeed. It sounds like you'll be floating on the glow from this weekend for a while to come!

Sara said...

Wow - some really beautiful QOV! And I'm sure those award events will keep you so inspired. We have 2 QOV to award on Wednesday this week.

Gypsy Quilter Designs said...

Woo hoo, way to go girl!

Stay cool.

San / Murphy, NC

Linda said...

Wonderful post, just in time for the Fourth, and thank you and your quilter friends for all you do!

Elizabeth V Kelbaugh said...

Truly a special weekend for you. Fabulous. said...

What an amazing weekend! WOW!!!

Tired Teacher said...


Delighted Hands said...

Beautiful quilts going to beautiful people!

Cathy said...

God Bless America, veterans and you, and the red, white and blue! Amazing, indeed!

Kate said...

What a great weekend! Lots of acknowledgments to some great Vets.

cityquilter grace said...

wow and double wow alycia...what a presentation! i just love them...