2nd VETERANS’ DAY QUILTING MARATHON: ANOTHER SUCCESS!
Another success! Now that the sewing machines have stopped humming, irons
are cooled off, scraps are sorted and recycled into other projects, it is
time to take a tally and thank everyone who supported our Veterans’ Day
quilting marathon. This is not unlike running a 26.2 mile marathon. There
are months of preparation prior to the actual ‘sew’ or ‘run.’ The small
dedicated group, led by Susan, kept us on track and through the finish line.
A BIG THANK YOU to the many quilters who came from far and wide. Without you
this 12-hour marathon would not have been possible. Quilters came to the
Corning American Legion Hall from as far as Canisteo and the youngest was 18
years old. We will not divulge the eldest’s age as we are all young at
heart. Being part of QOV keeps us that way.
The Corning American Legion is a staunch supporter of STQOV. They host our
monthly sew dates as well as the marathon. We are indebted to them to them
for their year-round help.
We completed 58 pieced tops with bindings; some even had presentation cases
completed. We raised money from general donations, our beautiful baskets
that ranged from ‘A Night at the Movies’ to ‘It’s a Mystery,’ our
in-progress signature quilt, and our patriotic quilt.
As the saying goes, “The Army marches on its stomach.” Quilters are no
different. We are indebted to the following businesses that supported us:
Corning Catering Inc.
The Pierri’s Central
Atlas Brick Oven Pizza
Rico’s New York Style Pizza
Walker Cake Company and Coffee House
Knowing that many quilters love coffee and chocolate, we were treated to
both. Dublin Roasters in Maryland prepared a coffee blend especially for the
marathon: “Quilter’s Blend: The perfect quilting companion, warm and
comforting.” The chocolate fairy brought us milk chocolate medallions
representing each of the military services’ seals.
The local news station, Channel 18 WETM, once again came to the marathon to
record history in the making. And our local reporter even jumped in. See
the blog below: GUYS GET INTO THE QOV MARATHON TOO!
Click here to see the nightly news broadcast of the Veterans’ Day marathon.
Enjoy the photos of the marathoners in action. More are coming!
It is never too early to start planning and training for next year’s