I am once again humbled by your generosity to the QOV block drive I am hosting!
So many quilters have contacted me asking what they may be able to do to help out! I have been asked about long arm quilting for these quilts............bindings for these quilts...........presentation cases for these quilts...........backings and batting for these quilts...........the list really goes on and on! This is a really selfless community we are a part of here. Allow me to answer a few questions I have been receiving as of late:
If you are interested in long arm quilting a quilt or quilts from this block drive, simply drop me a line via e-mail in the upper right corner of my blog with your contact information and what you are willing to do? I am compiling a list of those I have already been contacted by. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!
These quilts will need bindings, and if you are interested in helping out in another way, we will be binding these quilts with 2 1/4" or 2 1/2" bindings. The quilts measure approximately 60"x72", so 270" of binding will be needed for each quilt. The binding doesn't need to be cut on the bias. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!
If you are interested in making a presentation case or two in your spare time, we will definitely be using them! Here is the tutorial I use when making the presentation cases: Easy Tube Pillow Case THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!
For those of you who have asked about backings, it takes 5 yards of fabric to make one backing for a quilt. Pieced backings are absolutely perfect! Battings must be low loft per QOV standards. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!
Please realize, I am NOT trying to be presumptuous here.......I am simply answering several questions that have been posed to me via e-mails. I am NOT asking anyone to send these items on top of blocks they make. This block drive has completely opened my eyes to the openly large bigheartedness of quilters, so I am just trying to answer some questions. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!
As of today, we are now up to................
3,161 QOV BLOCKS
THAT'S 105 QUILTS for QUILTS OF VALOR!!!!
(Never in my wildest dreams did I ever anticipate we could ever do this!!!!!)
And it is ALL because of wonderful, unselfish, compassionate, and kind people like you and the following AWESOME people of the week:
Pam in West Virginia
Rosemary in Ohio
Mary Ann in Washington
Zosia in South Carolina
Pat in Wyoming
Toni Anne in New York
Karen in Minnesota
Holly in Indiana
Mari of The Academic Quilter
Marva in Wyoming
Peggy in Maryland
Bev in Indiana
Teresa of A Quilt and A Prayer
And the following quilter provided a block but cannot be entered into the drawings:
Nelson in Texas
HEY! We heard from West Virginia and Wyoming!
Now if ANYONE knows a quilter in Nevada, Montana, or Hawaii, please encourage them to send at least one block our way before June 1st!
Zosia in South Carolina sent in this wonderful "Pathway of Valor!"
She says she is a relatively new quilter, but, you couldn't tell it by looking at this top!
WAY TO GO!
Mari of The Academic Quilter sent this pieced "Pathway of Valor" quilt top in. You can't see the variations in the different colors, but, trust me, there is some very nice variations! Beautiful job Mari!
WAY TO GO!
Mari of The Academic Quilter also sent me this mini quilt to commemorate this drive!
HOW INCREDIBLY SWEET!
Thank you so much Mari! I will cherish it forever!
Toni Anne in New York sent the quilting needles.
Holly in Indiana sent some beautiful scraps.
Holly in Indiana also sent in 5 beautiful presentation cases!
These are going to look great holding our Quilts of Valor!
Mari also sent the light backing and batting for her quilt top, along with some thread.
My blogging friend Teresa, of A Quilt and A Prayer, sent in the rich blue backing.
Coming up in the next few posts:
Prizes and Sponsors!
My trip to Paducah....the quilters there amazed me with their talents!!!!!!
And much, much, more!
Here are a few teaser photos from my Paducah trip for you......
Kinfolks having dinner!
Eleanor Burns........whatta hoot!
I converted my cousin into a quilter!!!!!
WHATTA GREAT TRIP IT WAS!!!!!!
OH! Before I forget.............
I am all caught up with April's RSC14 challenge color!
Thanks again for all of your encouragement!
Wait until you see the eye candy from my trip to Paducah!
Until next time....
Kevin the Quilter