Quote for the Day:
"How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate
our heroes and she-roes!"
This past Saturday I was honored to be able to join a sew-in for the West Virginia chapter of Quilts of Valor.
The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.
This sew-in was organized by Beverly of Quilter's Garage, a quilt shop in Jane Lew, WV, and was held at the Community Center/Senior Center in Jane Lew.
This is Maribeth Shreve, the coordinator of the West Virginia chapter of Quilts of Valor, showing us a completed version of the quilt we would be making that day...
There were 8-10 sewists in attendance. The room was spacious, had great lighting, and we didn't trip the circuit breaker once with all of our irons and sewing machines! :)
I took my trusty $2.00 Singer 301A...named Byonce (because she is a light brown singer!) I love this machine more than my Singer Featherweights...
We were divided up into two groups and each group worked together to complete a quilt top which will then be quilted by volunteer long-arm quilters.
Top #2 (the one I worked on)...
The finished quilts will be gifted to West Virginia veterans.
It was a lot of fun getting together with other quilters and working on this project...none of whom I knew previously, except for Maribeth. But I did make some new friends that day and we all had a great time laughing, joking, and sewing...and eating (we had a potluck lunch)...while working on this very important project.
I'll definitely be more involved with Quilts of Valor from now on!