I am in a blogging.......funk/situation??????
It is due to several reasons I suppose? But, mainly, an ill functioning home computer! I have always heard the fastest way to lose readers and viewership is to not post.........well, I hope that isn't true! I feel I have been able to get to know a great many of you through my blogging endeavors, and please know I have been reading and keeping up with your blogs. I hope you won't leave me, but, right now......blogging is next to impossible due to a computer that is going to have to be replaced. I have tried blogging from my "smart" phone, but, that just hasn't worked either. I am in the process of researching computers, and hopefully can purchase one soon. As I am typing this blog post, I have had to restart the computer about 4 times already! GRRRR!!!!!!
I do want to fill you all in on what happened in September:
Sophia Annabella supports Quilts of Valor too!
(Rest assured, these quilts had not yet been washed before presenting them.)
They love me! They really love me! LOL I love being able to put a smile on people's faces!
The 8 veterans after being presented their individual Quilt of Valor.
(Seven are quilts from the block drive and my friend, Mary Ellen of Mary, Mary Quite Contrary, generously presented a quilt she had made.)
If you look closely in the far right portion of this photo, the WWII veteran and Purple Heart Recipient is being saluted by the veteran in front of him. Talk about a moving moment! The presentations were well received and I hope that we were able to inspire some of the guild members to continue making quilts for our veterans.
I really had a wonderful time discussing the way I work, and hopefully encouraged the quilters present on ways they can incorporate items from their stashes into quilts they can give to others. Here I am showing a way to get those "odds and ends" neutrals pieced into a backing.
Thanks for the invite Thimble and Thread Quilt Guild!!!!!!!
Again, if you are interested in me doing some Quilt of Valor Presentations at your local quilt guild, don't hesitate to contact me!
We almost have ALL of the tops finished from our block drive! HOORAY!
I cannot thank ALL of the quilters who have helped make these quilt tops enough for your support and participation!
130 quilt tops completed, 15 quilts finished, 12 quilts presented
I will be donating some of the quilt tops to a QOV group in Southwest Missouri that is covering 140 veterans returning from their tour of duty. I am also donating some tops to the River Heritage Quilt Guild in Cape Girardeau to help them start up their own Quilt of Valor group! And of course, many of the tops will be donated to Quilts of Valor, Eastern Missouri to be hand quilted for veterans.
September was my birthday month as well!
It was my 40th birthday, and my server was working for a REALLY good tip!
She got one too!
I received an AMAZING gift from my BEAUTIFUL cousin Marcia for my milestone birthday!
My maternal grandmother's class 127 treadle made in 1923!
We believe that my grandmother was the first owner of her, and boy, did she ever give this machine a work out! Sewing clothing and quilts for 12 children kept this treadle VERY busy!
I shall call her "Flossie" in honor of my grandma!
I cannot even put into words how honored and blessed I am to have received such a gift!
My mother was moved beyond words....as was I, and yes, there were tears shed!
My mother remembers learning to sew on this machine which makes it extra special to me.
Thank you so much Marcia! I have a feeling there may be a quilt in the works for you!
I have been keeping REALLY busy with some other projects as well......
I just can't share all of them in this post.......GRRRRR!!!!
Here are all of my RSC14 Soul Searching blocks together. I kept them in the order the colors have been issued. It is all assembled with the exception of the last row. This is going to fit my king size bed beautifully!
Linking up with Scrap Happy Saturday.
Looking forward to working with browns in October!
And, how about some antique quilt inspiration?????
Signature blocks with no signatures.......hmmmmmm????
What is this quilt's story? Did the maker just like the idea of the block?
I just love scrappy 9 patches! This quilt has been very loved!
Too pricey to save this tattered and faded quilt, but, just imagine it in it's heyday???
Interesting block? Anyone have a name for this one???
Can't wait to get a new computer!
Who else can't wait for Bonnie to reveal the colors for this year's Quiltville
Thanks to all of you for all of the encouragement!
Thanks for sticking with me!
Kevin the Quilter