I would like to take this time to wish Easter blessings upon each of you and your families!
This is going to be a VERY large post full of photos, because, it has been
A VERY BUSY MONTH thus far!
This weeks group of AWESOME people include:
Liz of Scrap Basket
Loretta in Nebraska
Ginny of Brooklyn Quilter
Mary Jane in Georgia
Fran in Illinois
Peggy in Illinois
Kate of Life in Pieces
Doreen in Maine
Hetty in Georgia
Jean in Colorado
Jessica of Noguchi Designs
Judith in North Carolina
June in North Carolina
Marva in North Carolina
Ellie in North Carolina
Alycia of Alycia Quilts
Florence in Illinois
Jeanette in Illinois
Melinda in North Carolina
Cordella in Deleware
Cindy in North Carolina
And the following quilter generously donated blocks but cannot be included in the drawings:
KR in California
2,953 blocks received to date!
That's 98 quilts!!!!!!!!!!!
We have almost reached 100 quilts for Quilts of Valor!!!!!!!!
I have received blocks from almost every state with the exceptions of:
Does anyone know a quilter in one of these states?
Wouldn't it be cool if we could say blocks for these Quilts of Valor came from EVERY state in the USA???
Liz of Scrap Basket sent in this beautiful completed "Pathway of Valor" quilt!
The colors are so vibrant, as is the quilting! I LOVE this backing too!
Liz also sent in the presentation case to go along with this quilt!
THANK YOU SO MUCH LIZ!!!!!
Liz also sent the candy......ummm....DELICIOUS!
Kate of Life in Pieces sent the really cool layer cake fabric.
My quilting pal Alycia of Alycia Quilts sent the scraps....she knows me so well!
And Jean in Colorado shared a cup of tea with me!
Karen in North Dakota sent in a donation.
And Ginny of Brooklyn Quilter also sent in a donation.
Thank you ALL so much for EVERYTHING!
This block drive has far exceeded my expectations, and I am completely humbled by everyone's generosity on so many levels! For some of you who are local and interested in attending the first sew day for this block drive, please contact me via message or e-mail!
How about a view of some of the things I have seen, and have been working on this month?
Let's take a little stroll down photo lane, shall we?
I have kept up with RSC14 at So Scrappy!
Linking up with Scraphappy Saturday.
I still have my scrappy maverick stars to get done this week.
I have been keeping up with Quilt Doodle Doodles 2014 Block of the Month.
I have April's stars finished, but, forgot to take a photo of them!
My friend Vernie and I decided to collaborate on a quilt together. She chose Bonnie Hunter's
Star Gazing pattern from her first book Scraps & Shirttails. My blocks are VERY scrappy!
I have also been string piecing some stockings.
A group I am a part of is making these for a VA Hospital for Christmas.
I was able to piece this "Pathway of Valor" quilt from blocks that have been donated.
Can you see the batik on the left side? It will be a small border on this quilt.
Bonus points to anyone who can tell me where this photo was taken during my work week?
I was able to get some lines drawn for Bonnie Hunter's Leader/Ender Challenge on my layovers.
I am also all caught up on the entries for the drawings!
Never fear, this photo was snapped by my fellow flight attendant after beverage and snack service was completed and I was taking my union break!
How about some eye candy in the form of antique quilts I found at an antique mall while I was in Wichita for MQS! Let me know which antique quilt is your favorite?
None of these quilts found their way home with me though. Too rich for my blood!
And now, how about the quilts from MQS in Wichita????
There were some BEAUTIFUL quilts to see!
My friend Ann of Attic Threads and Quilts miniature quilt.
Best of Show: "Fern Rising" by Claudia Pfeil
My friend Cheri's quilt that received a teacher's ribbon.
I hope you all enjoyed seeing some photos of some of the things I have seen and experienced this past month? Will I be seeing any of you in Paducah? Make sure to come say hello to me if you do recognize me there! I love meeting all of you quilters out there!
Thanks for understanding my crazy work schedule!
Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Kevin the Quilter