Summer is winding down and the members of Southern Tier Quilts of Valor have continued to create wonderful quilts. Our members have also been hard at work awarding quilts locally. To view photos from our award presentations please go to the Awards tab.
Our group is committed to being excellent stewards of donations. We don’t want to throw away anything that is usable. We take scraps generated in the process of making quilts and turn them into 2.5″ squares, 5″ squares, 10″ squares, scrappy bindings, scraps for string block and last but not least dog bed fillers for our local shelters. The trash bins at the end of our meetings do not have any fabric in them!
As a group we have been challenging ourselves this year to use 2.5 inch squares as well as orphan blocks that were accumulating! It is so nice to have a group of talented quilters that rise to these challenges – look for some of the results in this post and in prior posts for 2015 as well.
Word is getting out in our community and we are presenting more and more quilts locally! Below are photos from our recent presentations in the last two weeks. Enjoy and keep quilting………………
Today is our monthly meeting for April…..we have 31 people signed in!
So far this month 8 completed quilts were shipped to Quillen VAMC, Mountain Home, TN and at least 5 quilts have been presented locally!
2014 was a banner year for our chapter. Here are some stats:
29 QOV were awarded locally to veterans and wounded warriors
67 QOV were shipped to Germany, North Carolina, West Virginia and New York.
= 96 QOV presented or shipped!!!!!
58 non-marathon quilts were started in 2014
89 quilts were created during the 2014 marathon
72+ quilt tops were shipped to Les Page in Virginia Beach in 2014 to help alleviate our longarmer logjams.
I think that you would agree with me that STQOV is a very productive group! And we are off to a great start this year. To date, we have shipped 8 QOV to Fort Campbell and made 7 local presentations. Keep up the good work :)
Here are a couple photos for your viewing pleasure: