Sunday, May 25, 2014

One week left...............

Ladies and Gentlemen...........

In one short week, this QOV Block Drive will be coming to an end!

But, first, may we all take a moment to remember those who gave their lives defending the United States of America for our freedom this Memorial Day?


I would like to thank each and every Veteran at this time!

I can't believe how many of you have given of your time, talent, and treasure to my humble plea for QOV blocks!

The call was sent out for blocks on March 2, 2014, and as of May 25, 2014 we have received a total of.........

5,297 BLOCKS
THAT'S 176 QUILTS for QUILTS OF VALOR!!!!!!!
(I will be making a blog post for all of the recent AWESOME PEOPLE who have donated blocks prior to the drawing on June 2nd.)

We are ALL making a difference here!

It is simply unbelievable, but, I know it is true, because, I have the blocks to prove it!

This stack of blocks measures 30" tall!

We can all be very proud of the work we have done in these 3 short months!

But, I MUST thank the sponsors of this block drive for generously donating the following prizes for the drawing which will be held June 2, 2014.

Please remember, to be included in the prize drawings, your blocks MUST be received by June 1, 2014, no exceptions.  1 entry will be made for every 5 blocks received.  Again, there may be someone that wins more than one prize by virtue of having MANY entries.......it will all be the luck of the draw.  Each entry is eligible for any of the prize placements.

Our 1st place winner will receive:

A $100 Gift Certificate to 
Courtesy of Kevin the Quilter

along with....

 1 "Color Wheel" Stash Pack
and 
an assortment of Mistyfuse



Let's hear from Vicki Welsh.....
"I'm a big supporter of the QOV program but I just don't have the time to make as many as I want. My local quilt club makes quilts for a local veteran's hospital and I quilt most of them. That takes up my "free" quilting time so I don't get to do a lot for QOV anymore. But, I can still support the effort by supplying prizes for programs like this block drive.  Secondly, there's hardly any better advertising than sponsoring activities happening in the blog world! Blog quilters are some the the most prolific quilters I know and blog quilters who support drives like Kevin the Quilter's QOV Block Drive are always in need (and deserving) of new fabric! I want to be the person who introduces them to the joy of sewing with hand dyed fabrics."

Our 2nd Place winner will receive:
1 "Color Wheel" Stash Pack
AND
Free quilting of Susan's choice on a quilt measuring up to 60"x80", you provide the backing.
Courtesy of Susan of Farm Quilter


Let's hear from Susan...
"I quilt professionally so being involved in any way with Quilts of Valor is a way for me to give back a little to my dad (USN) and uncle (USAF) who served in WWII, my cousins (USAF, USN) who served in Vietnam and my daughter (USA) who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and who is still an active duty soldier.  I am so grateful for the sacrifices they, and their fellow servicemen and women, made and continue to make, that hopping on the Kevin the Quilter's QOV Block Drive is a natural fit!  Thank you, Kevin, for giving me this opportunity to give back a little!"

Our 3rd Place Winner will receive:
A copy of "String Fling" by Bonnie K. Hunter 
Courtesy of Kim of Pokeytown Kim

Let's hear from Kim....
"I want to donate Bonnie Hunter's "String Fling - Scrappy Happy and Loving it!" for Kevin the Quilter's QOV Block Drive because in many ways Bonnie and Kevin are alike......they both make something beautiful from nothing!  Bonnie teaches how scraps can be used in such imaginative ways, by utilizing scrap bits quilters used to throw away, and turning them into gorgeous, usable, cozy, quilts!  Now, Kevin is taking one little donated block from quilters and turning them into hundreds of quilts to comfort our soldiers, not only physically but emotionally too!  These quilts let them know we care and how much they matter to us all. It's really not much from us quilters to help Kevin do a worthy and noble deed...really something wonderful from nothing.  Happy Sewing!  I hope the winner of this book enjoys it as much as I do!"

And our 4th Place Winner will receive:

"A New Leaf" jelly roll by Benartex

Let's hear from Ann...
"As a busy long arm quilter and owner of Attic Threads & Quilts, I don't always have the time I would like to donate to Quilts of Valor.  Donating a prize to Kevin the Quilter's QOV Block Drive is one way I CAN help.  I hope this gives a little extra incentive to bring in many blocks for this drive!"

I cannot thank these sponsors enough for their endorsement of this QOV block drive!  I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart, and I want to wish each and every person that has sent in blocks, and has an entry in the prize drawings the very best of luck!  I wish everyone could win!  But, in all honesty, the real winners in this block drive are the Veterans who will be receiving the quilts made from our combined efforts!

Best wishes to each of you!
Thanks for ALL of the encouragement and support!
Kevin the Quilter


6 comments:

  1. well, this is just fabulous, fabulous... congratulations and woohoo to everyone !

    Kate

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  2. Talk about an explosion of blocks, boy, do you get things done! Wow!

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  3. That's a lot of blocks! Congrats on the success of the block drive. It's been fun to see it all come together.

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  4. Wow....that's a lot of blocks! What a great response. Can't wait to see these come together.

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