Sunday, June 1, 2014

Block Drive Winners announced..........

Let me preempt this by saying a HUGE THANK YOU to my neighbor Mark of Heartland Hunters for making this video!
He and I are NOT, I repeat, NOT professional videographers!
We do NOT own professional equipment or lighting.
I am not perfect, and I get tongue tied at times! LOL
Now, enjoy the video........and hopefully YOU won something????
(BTW, when I say I am going on vacation, that was just a joke because so many of you have said that I will need one when this block drive is over! LOL)

I am SOOOOOOOO very excited to share with you all the winners of the QOV Block Drive and a BIG CONGRATULATIONS to all of the winners!  I have said it before, and I will say it again..........this block drive has far exceeded my expectations, and I am now a firm believer in the generosity of quilters! I want to take this time to thank each and every one of you who have donated to this drive......making blocks, donating prizes, donating other items to make the quilts, or simply donating your time!  I want each of you to know what a hero and champion you are for Veterans!  We HAVE made a difference here, and will continue to do so through our efforts with this drive!

For those of you who know me, and my analytic mind, I have a few numbers for you all to digest:

5,680 blocks were received

1,136 entries into the drawings for prizes

And here are the top 10 states that had the most entries:

Missouri - 110 entries

Illinois - 98 entries

Texas  - 88 entries

North Carolina - 59 entries

Pennsylvania - 59 entries

New York - 58 entries

Ohio - 45 entries

California - 40 entries

Florida - 34 entries

3-way tie for 10th place between:
Maryland, Michigan, and Washington - 32 entries

LaVerne with the Jacksonville Area Sr. Center in Illinois sent in the most blocks!

Again, here are the winners, and you will be receiving your prizes VERY soon!

4th Place:  Kathleen in Katy, Texas

3rd Place:  Jane in St. Charles, Illinois

2nd Place:  Kristine in Taylor, Utah

1st Place Grand Prize Winner:  Judy J. in McKinney, Texas

Congratulations to one and all for such a successful block drive!

Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Thanks for all of the support with this block drive!
Kevin the Quilter


  1. Congratulations on a very successful block drive. I'm so glad I could be a tiny part of it.

  2. Congratulations to the winners as well for your very successful block drive.

  3. Congratulations for a very successful block drive! I was watching your video, very well made, when I let out a squeal! I won! Thank you so much to you and your sponsor!! I am just thrilled. I love Bonnie Hunter! Thank you, Thank you!

  4. Congratulations to the winners of your block drive and to you for all your hard work in making this happen Kevin. Now the real work begins to get all those blocks into quilts. Your video was quite good for non-professional videographers.

  5. Great Video! Enjoy your much deserved vacation!!!!

  6. What a successful Block Drive for a great cause! So happy to see that two of the winners come from my Lone Star State of Texas where I've lived for the past 25 years. I live just about 10 miles South of McKinney. Lot's of Quilt shops up there. Also happy to see my home state of Illinois with a winner. I drove through St Charles at least a bazillion times to/from DeKalb where I attended Northern Illinois. I was honored to be a small part of this project and look forward to seeing more pictures as these quilts are completed and presented to our much deserving Veterans. Way to go!

  7. So cool!! What a fun way to announce the winners :) Congratulations, everyone! And, once again, thank you, Kevin!

  8. Congratulations to all the winners!!! Kristine in Taylor, Utah, if you will go to my blog and leave me a comment, I will get in touch with you about quilting your quilt! You can also see some of my work on there so you will know what you are getting into :)

  9. Great job!! That video is too cute!! You guys did good ;-) Congrats to all the winners and Thank you for your support in this drive!!!

  10. Congratulations to all the winners! And congratulations to you too Kevin - you did an AMAZBALLS job on this project!!!!!

  11. I printed out the stats on Monday, and read them to my little quilt guild. We are all stunned at how this block drive took off. Sew wonderful! I love that the state I live in (Illinois) and my home state (TEXAS) were some of the biggest contributors and also winners. Hmmm....St Charles, IL is not that far from me, I wonder if I know 'Jane'.

  12. Congrats to all of the winners! Everyone who participated won as far as I am concerned :) Kevin, I second Teresa, you did an AMAZBALLS job! What an amazing showing of support. Definitely a story that brings back faith in humanity ;) Quilters are the BEST!

  13. Kevin, could you please email me Kristine's email - she comes across as a no-reply blogger on my blog! We are trying to contact each other, but it's not working!! Thank you!!!

  14. I was thrilled when I saw your blog! I have received my prize and want to thank you. I can't wait to turn the jelly roll into a very special quilt. I was so glad to participate in your block drive. I am currently working on a QOV myself after your inspiration. Again, thanks.

  15. Congrats to all the winners! Great work to all the contributors! Thanks to you, Kevin, for organizing this QOV drive! ... :-) Pat

  16. Congratulations to all! This has been an amazing venture and thank you for sharing it with us Kevin!!! Creative Bliss...

  17. So happy to hear it was a successful drive!!! I regret that I didn't find time to make blocks for it! I guess you have been extremely busy getting those quilts completed. Congrats on leading such a successful quilt campaign!!

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