I have to tell you all how proud, honored, and humbled I am to give our Quilts of Valor we created from the block drive to deserving Veterans. The Perky Piecer's Quilt Guild in Troy, Missouri asked if I would come to honor some awesome Veterans and present some Quilts of Valor from the block drive. If you recall, this guild really helped get a lot of these tops done. Some of their members volunteered to quilt and bind them, and my friend Joanie offered to sew the labels on. Once again, all Quilts of Valor presented from the block drive is in affiliation with Quilts of Valor, Eastern Missouri.
This Viet Nam Veteran was moved beyond words after receiving his Quilt of Valor.
But, he and his wife were most appreciative.
Kim did the beautiful quilting! Thanks Kim!
This Viet Nam Veteran was surprised by his daughter. He thought he was going to look at antique fire trucks! I have to add that this Veteran came to me after the presentations and broke down. He was so thankful to have received this Quilt of Valor as a thank you. He was actually spit on when he returned from Viet Nam.
Pat did the beautiful quilting on this one! Thanks Pat!
This gentleman is a double Purple Heart recipient and WWII Veteran,... and quite the character! He was very moved when he spoke after the presentations and couldn't wait to use his Quilt of Valor!
Pat did the beautiful quilting on this one as well!
This Viet Nam Veteran told me he was shy, and didn't want to be in front of anyone for too long. His smile tells me he likes his Quilt of Valor though! This is my friend Joanie's husband. When we were going through all of the blocks to make them into quilts, these blocks were placed to the side because they weren't included in the drawing. It definitely wasn't that I didn't like them, they just didn't follow the instructions to be entered into the drawing, but, I certainly appreciated receiving them. I can't remember who made them.....but, here they are made into a beautiful quilt of Valor along with some of the blocks from the drive. I think it turned out really great too!
My friend Bev pieced and quilted it beautifully!
It was a really great presentation, and we all had a really nice time. My parents were able to join me for this one because I brought them to my home to do some Christmas shopping during the week when it isn't as busy in the mall and stores. After the presentations were over, I was asked to come to the front once again, and the guild as a whole gave me this.........
I was told to look inside it!!!!!!!
AND MORE SCRAPS!!!!!!
This truly was so thoughtful of Perky Piecers! THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!
I just may have to join this guild!
Bonnie Hunter shared with us Clue #3 on Friday for her "Grand Illusion" mystery quilt. This clue is one that allowed me to use a variety of scraps as well as my AccuQuilt Studio!!!! I am beyond pleased with this investment! I am getting great cuts, and it IS true what they say........Better cuts, make better quilts! I have been right on the money with my measurements thus far! HALLELUJAH!
Let's take a look at clue #3, shall we?
I am substituting Silver/Grey for Bonnie's Green. Neutral is still neutral
You all know, I LOVE highlights and low lights, and I like for there to be a little sparkle in there!
I used the AccuQuilt Studio to cut my strip units as well, just like Bonnie does sometimes!
I LOVE THIS TOY!!!!!
This was a lot faster than if I had cut with a rotary cutter.
I love seeing all of the variety of fabrics!
And here is a sampling of my completed Clue #3 units.
Once again, I am using Navy for Bonnie's Black.
It is a little hard to see in this photo, but, the navy shows up nicely against the grey in person.
Linking up with Bonnie's Mystery Monday Link Up Part 3!
2,320 pieces used thus far!!!!!!
Only 10 more shopping days until Christmas!!!!!!
My momma sure does love to shop!
Glad Christmas Tidings to all!
Thanks for all of the encouragement!!!!!
Kevin the Quilter