Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Quilts of Valor presentations..........

Where on earth did June go????

Moreover.........where did the first part of July go?????

I KNOW I am WAY behind on blogging, but, hopefully what I am about to share with you all will more than make up for my absence in blogland for the past few weeks?

I have a ton of photos to share with you from June and July, but, for now, I want to share a few videos of the Quilt of Valor presentations I was able to make at the River Heritage Quilter's Guild in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on July 14th.

Please realize, there is NO way I could have been able to present these quilts without all of you!  The QOV block drive was so successful, and my local quilting friends have been so kind to help out with piecing the tops and quilting.  ALL OF US SHOULD BE PROUD of what is being accomplished here.

Enjoy the following videos:

This was the closing part of the presentation after the Veterans received their quilts.
I had the individual that nominated the veteran to receive a QOV present the QOV to their veteran.

The local news station came to cover the event.  I was interviewed before the meeting started.
The news anchor introduces me as "Ken," but, we all know my name is Kevin! LOL

And here is a really nice article the local newspaper wrote up.
I do NOT claim to be an official representative of QOV, and I said that, but, I think sometimes
reporters write down things so fast they miss some items.

Here is each veteran with the person that nominated them to receive a QOV at the guild meeting:

 And one of the sweet ladies of the guild gave me this bag of scraps!  She said, "I was going to place these on the give away table, but, after seeing your work, and your love of scraps, I want you to have them!"  HOW SWEET!  Here I am hamming it up along with the River Heritage Quilter's Guild President, Chris.
Thanks Chris for such a wonderful opportunity to speak and share about Quilts of Valor!

The guild has even created their own QOV page on their website! 
I truly hope this inspires many of their quilters to make QOV's!

Once again, I want to thank each of you that read this blog, have contributed in ANY way to this block drive, or have simply encouraged me along the way!  This was one of the best nights of my life!  I will share more photos next week after I get back from flying.

As always,
Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Thanks for sticking with me!
Kevin the Quilter

Monday, July 7, 2014

My most sincere apologies.....

My most sincere apologies.....

I have heard from several of you, and I so appreciate your concern!
It is really comforting, and feels great knowing you all care!

I am here and doing well, I have just been BUSY, BUSY, BUSY!
Making 189 quilts for Quilts of Valor takes some time! And I am loving it!
Plus, you all know I have some other irons in the fire.

That, and my computer decided to quit working!!!!!!!!!!

On top of some summer trips I have had in the works!

I promise a full progress report coming very soon!

Please don't leave me just yet!

Thanks for all of the concern!
Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Kevin the quilter