July and August presentations

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………………

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More quilts tops and presentations!

The STQOV group has been busy making tops and making local presentations! -Yesterday we received our 60th completed top and made a presentation.  Photos will be posted shortly.

First I need to catch up with May and June!

These first two photos are from a May 24, 2015 presentation:

Photo May 24, 6 45 30 PMPhoto May 24, 6 44 17 PM These are new tops turned in in May and June – be on the lookout for tops from our 2.5 inch charm square challenge:

Photo Jun 29, 1 31 39 PM Photo Jun 29, 1 28 35 PM Photo Jun 29, 1 13 29 PM Photo Jun 29, 12 22 05 PM Photo Jun 29, 12 09 22 PM Photo Jun 29, 12 05 14 PM Photo Jun 29, 12 02 49 PM Photo Jun 29, 10 57 15 AM Photo May 18, 1 17 52 PM Photo May 18, 10 34 47 AM Photo May 18, 10 32 14 AM Photo May 18, 10 14 53 AM Photo May 18, 10 13 18 AM Photo May 18, 9 33 07 AMPhoto Jun 29, 2 46 28 PM

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Busy, Busy, Busy

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!

Photo Apr 27, 10 49 06 AM

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2014 Stats and a Great Start to 2015

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!!!!!
In addition,
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:
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OIL UP YOUR MACHINE AND PUT YOUR PEDAL TO THE METAL!

JOIN US FOR THE 3rd Annual Veterans’ Day Quilting Marathon

The Southern Tier Quilts of Valor (STQOV) volunteers have worked all year to make pre-cut kits in five different patterns. This year you will also be able to select a pre-made binding and already-sewn backing to complement your quilt top. Then, after a good pressing and dangling thread cleanup, off to the longarmers they go!

Many volunteers worked throughout the year, some even doing ‘extra credit homework,’ to make ‘complete’ quilt kits possible. THANK YOU!!!!!

We made over 100 quilt tops during the last two marathons. What can we do this year???

So, oil up your machine and join us! Make a Quilt of Valor and bring a smile to the face of a service member or veteran.

Date: Saturday, November 8, 2014

Time: 9an – 9pm (you can sew all day, or during the 9am – 3pm or 3pm – 9pm session)

Place: Corning American Legion, 8 River Road, Corning, NY

Don’t sew? No worry! There are lots of other ways to help—assist the quilters, pressing, running errands, helping with food set-up and clean-up, and most of all, just being there.

Lots of free food, prizes, and fun. You do not want to miss this event!

See the flyer for more details. Southern Tier Quilts of Valor 2014

Call Connie at 607-733-8354 to register.

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Ooh-Rah! A Block of the Month Personal Challenge

Sometimes a personal challenge is just what we need to keep us creative and motivated.  Quilters Newsletter magazine has a block of the month that might just be right for you – Ooh-Rah!  Each month a new exciting block is revealed with the last block unveiled in December. One you have them all, just stitch together into a Quilt of Valor.

 Our leader Susan has set herself a personal challenge to make an “Ooh-Rah” block each month. Join her if you are interested in being a challenge buddy to keep each other motivated throughout the year-long challenge.  She is already off to a great start and has completed the January and February blocks! Ooh-Rah!

 Check out the details at www.quiltersnewsletter.com

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The New York – Virginia QOV Connection

We all know that the Quilts of Valor Foundation is a nationwide effort with cooperation among its volunteers in states across the US.

The NY-VA connection started when recently the STQOV delivered almost of its 30 pieced tops from the Veterans’ Day marathon to a longarm quilter in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  This longarmer is not your typical QOV volunteer. A Marine Corps combat veteran, he turned longarming into  a power tool adventure. Read Les’  ‘bio’ on the QOVF website and decide yourself.   http://www.qovf.org/content/coordinator-of-volunteer-training.html

 Along with his lovely wife, Elaine, a longarmer and the Virginia State Coordinator, their motto is “Quilt till you wilt…we do…”    http://wequilttogether.blogspot.com/

And, that is exactly what they are doing.  Below are some examples of STQOV pieced tops that Les has quilted.

Beautiful tops quilted into awesome Quilts of Valor to honor and comfort those touched by war.

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