Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Quilts of Valor Sew-in

Today was one of our monthly Quilts of Valor sew-ins.  There are several throughout the month, at different locations, but, the first Tuesday of the month sew-in, was the first one for this group.  Until December, it was at a quilt store in Batavia, IL, but, that store closed, and we moved to the Moose Lodge in St. Charles, IL, last January.  Our local chapter is the Land of Lincoln Quilts of Valor.  I started sewing with this group at the 2nd sew-in, in 2008. 

There were 10 different quilt tops turned in today.

We had quite a few sewers there.  I missed a few that came in after I'd taken pictures.
measuring and making backs, for the tops

2 sisters, and one of their daughters, a family stitching time

cutting table

I was working on making Half Square Triangles with the Triangulations method.  I prepped  everything last Thursday evening, at the Ladies Crafting night at church.  Here is my stack, ready to be stitched.
I'm using some of the fabrics I got at Marshall's Dry Goods, last month.  I'm using the two matching fabrics (one red, one blue) in the middle of the stack.  I'm also using a white fabric that I also got that day.  Not sure what I'll do with all those HST's, but, I'll figure it out, before they are all finished.  I still have 36 more to prep.

Of course, I used a 'fun' machine.  I don't like stitching on just one machine (BORING)!  This machine is great for making HST's with Triangulations.
1914 Singer 66 hand crank
Our temperatures reached 77 degrees today.  What great weather for November, near Chicago.  I hope our winter doesn't make us pay for the nice weather we've been having lately.  It's been so warm that my raspberry bush has new raspberries on it.  I pulled off 4 raspberries, to eat, today.  There will be more, ready to eat tomorrow.  Weird weather!


  1. Looks like you all had fun and very productive, too.

  2. This is such a worthy cause. It looks like your time there was productive.

  3. Great space to sew with this group. Thanks for sharing the tops.

  4. That just looks like so much fun, no wonder they get so many quilts done. Enjoy that weather it's just like ours :)

  5. Some great ideas for QOV's here. I especially love the Flying Dutchman. I recently bought the Accuquilt flying geese die, so might have to try this one.

  6. Wow, just love looking at the work going on and where it is going. I also sew on vintage machines (except for my longarm).

  7. Wow, y'all had a great group of QOV tops turned in, didn't you?? That second one is my favorite. It reminds me of Lego's! Stitching with the gals is a great way to pass the time along, isn't it?!? :)

  8. Raspberries in Nov.! You deserve a special treat... all the quilts for charity that you do.

  9. Good times! As always, just wish I had a group to sew with!

  10. Having fun and fellowship while doing something for others ... what could be better?

  11. Wow those are beautiful QOV. Does someone quilt them for the group.


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