Friday, May 30, 2014

Update of AWESOME PEOPLE..........

I thought I better do an update so those of you who have sent in blocks KNOW I have in fact received them!  This block drive has been one of the most rewarding projects I have ever worked on in my life!  Your notes, cards, letters, and kind words have filled me with such emotion and joy!  Thank you ALL for what you have done to help our Veterans through Quilts of Valor!  

Here is the latest edition of AWESOME PEOPLE!
Remember, if you sent in 5 blocks, that qualifies you for 1 entry for the prize drawings!

The following 11 ladies are quilters that belong to the
 River Heritage Quilt Guild in Cape Girardeau, Missouri where I will be speaking:
Mary
Chris
Kathryn
Donna
Kate
Jeanette
Betty
Angie
Barb
Mary Lou
Mary L.
Anne with The Moonlighters in Florida
Laura in North Carolina
Wendy in North Carolina
Susan in North Carolina
Linda in Maryland
Clara in North Carolina
Patti in Wisconsin
Kristine in Utah
Donna in New Jersey
Lynn in Michigan
Irene in New Jersey
Nancy in New Jersey
Jean in New York
Patty in Kentucky
Bonnie in Maine
Cathy with the Plymouth County Cranberry Quilters in Massachusetts
Pam in Mississippi
Denise in Mississippi
Kim in Mississippi
Dee Dee in Wyoming
Lynn in California
Mish in New Jersey
Gina in Colorado
Colleen in Arizona
Joan in Tennessee
Margie in Wyoming
Sue in Wyoming
Katie in Utah
Kathy with the Loose Thread Quilters in Pennsylvania
Char in Minnesota
Peg in Illinois
Millie in Missouri
Cecilia in Iowa
Debbie in Ohio
Delia in Colorado
Nichole with The Rochester Modern Quilt Guild in New York
Jennie in Ohio
Marilyn in Pennsylvania
Michaeleen with the Goin' Sewing Group in Pennsylvania
Melissa in Texas
The following 4 ladies are with the Piece'N Harmony Quilt Guild in New York:
Valerie
Joanna
Cindy
Kristine
Adela in Colorado
Roxanne in Hawaii
Ila in Illinois
David in Illinois
Susan in Oklahoma
Elaine in Missouri
Colleen in Colorado
Sharon in Tennessee
Suzanne in Massachusetts
Harriet in Georgia
Dianne in Missouri
Jennifer in Ohio
Judy in Illinois
Lynette of What a Hoot Quilts
The following 10 people are with Northwest Quilters, Inc.:
Maureen
Kathleen
Carol
Helene
Janice
Mary
Rick
Polly
Brenda
Lori
Peggy in Maine
Kate in Hawaii
Amy of Amy's Passions
Mary Ellen of  QuiltMouse
Dee of mike & gabby

And the following quilters generously donated blocks, but, cannot be included in the prize drawing:
Becki in Califorina
Judy in Illinois
Helen in Australia

WE ARE UP TO 5,680 BLOCKS!!!!!
THAT'S 189 QUILTS FOR QUILTS OF VALOR!!!!!!

Doesn't this look like a fun group of ladies?!?!?!?!
This is The Moonlighters from Florida!
I LOVED receiving your blocks and photo, and thank you so much for embracing this block drive!


I will update the blog on Sunday, June 1st as this is the final day for entries to be included in the prize drawings!

I will update the blog with the winners and hopefully a video of the drawings on Monday, June 2nd!

(Boy!  Am I glad I took this week off!!!!! WHEW!!!!!!)

And here comes the "Pathway of Valor" quilt parade!

This quilt top was made  by Pam, Denise, and Kim in Mississippi!

 This quilt top was also made by Pam, Denise, and Kim in Mississippi!

This top comes from Kristine in Utah!

 And, how about this top from Donna in Missouri with the River Heritage Quilt Guild?

Here is another from Chris in Missouri with the River Heritage Quilt Guild!

 Next we have Dee of mike & gabby's completed quilt top!

Amy of Amy's Passions sent in this quilt top!

Judy in Illinois made this version of "Pathway of Valor."

And David in Illinois made his version of the quilt!

Colleen in Colorado made this quilt top and also sent a label and presentation case!

Diane in Missouri sent this quilt top along with a donation!

THANK YOU!!!!!
THANK YOU!!!!!
THANK YOU!!!!!

These tops are ALL beautiful, and I really appreciate your efforts, and so will a Veteran!
All so different, yet so beautiful!

Lisa from the United Kingdom generously donated these labels from Spoonflower!
Cheryl of Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting sent in 2 backings!
Vicki in Wisconsin sent in 6 bindings and the thread......and SCRAPS!!!!
Donna in New Jersey also sent in a donation!

THANK YOU!!!!
THANK YOU!!!!

THANK YOU!!!!

 My little Sophia Annabella wanted to show you all these goodies!
Ila in Illinois sent in 2 backings and the thread.
Suzanne in Massachusetts sent in the binding.

THANK YOU!!!!
THANK YOU!!!!
THANK YOU!!!!


Holly in Indiana sent in 4 pieced backings and 4 bindings along with some strips to make more binding!
Katie in Hawaii sent in some extra strips for binding as well!
Mary Ellen of QuiltMouse sent in 5 presentation cases!

THANK YOU!!!!
THANK YOU!!!!
THANK YOU!!!!


Again, make sure to check back here Monday to see if you are one of the big winners of the
Kevin the Quilter's
Quilt of Valor Block Drive!

Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Quilters are AWESOME PEOPLE!
Kevin the Quilter


11 comments:

  1. You deserve a star in your crown for all you do for veterans. You made it so easy for each of us to do our little part. Thank you for heading up this project!

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  2. Ask and Ye Shall Receive. Awesome People and Project. Thank you Kevin and everyone who has contributed to this wonderful and very worthy cause. Bless our Veterans Forever...

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  3. Awesome parade and WOW 189 quilts, that is amazing!

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  4. A!! MAZING!!! I love them all - does it surprise you at all the different values of Blue Red and YEllow? They are all fabulous!!!

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  5. Wow Kevin! Wow to the Drive. Wow to the Response. And WOW to how long these posts probably take you to organize and write! Truly inspiring.

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  6. It's been such fun to watch the block drive just grow and grow and GROW! You've done an amazing job with the coordination.

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  7. 189 quilts! Just amazing. I think you're going to be very busy for a while. Do you have enough quilters to turn these blocks into tops or do you need some help?

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  8. You should be applauded for organizing this and doing so much to help our military!

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  9. AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME!!! And I just LOVE little Sophia...she looks just like Ginger! :)

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  10. Way to go, everybody!! What a PHENOMENAL number of blocks!! I can't believe that! Kevin, you're incredible - a huge, HUGE "KUDOS!!" to you for organizing and running this drive!

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  11. Quilts of Valor is an outstanding program. The people who make those quilts dedicate their time, love, and energy to these quilts for veterans. They represent the heart and soul of America. No thank you big enough or words kind enough can be said for how much what they do means to our troops. An expression of gratitude to them needs to be shown.

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