Sunday, September 5, 2010

Region 5 News

Lincoln QOV

On May 21, at the Lincoln Guild Quilt Show, QOV’s Regional 5 Coordinator Sara Kenny gave a demo on making string blocks on a paper foundation. We displayed several string quilts, Kaleidoscope Star and Pyramids which we learned at the Bernina Sewing Studio QOV Workshop with Judy Gasseling from Minden, NE.

June was a busy month for Lincoln QOV! On June 13, the Legion Riders Post 3 held their Legacy Scholarship Raffle. The raffle was held at the Legion Hall in Ceresco, NE, I had the pleasure of drawing the winning ticket!!

The winners: Rick and Marte Mills

Mr. Mills is the Sergeant-At-Arms for Legion Riders Post 3

Received the following note from Ed Waymire, Commander, American Legion Riders Post #3, Lincoln, Nebraska---It (the quilt) really couldn't have gone to a better home or a more deserving couple. I know it will have a cherished place in their lives. Thanks again for all the work you folks put into doing this and helping us raise money for the children of our service men and women killed on and after September 11th.

Commander Waymire said $1,500 was raised in ticket sales for the raffle. How about that?

June 18, 4 Quilts of Valor were presented to members of the VR-21 Reunion (U.S. Navy, my husband’s unit) in Branson, MO. A BIG thank you goes out to several members of the Lincoln Guild for helping me reach the goal of 6 finished quilts. Two QOV’s will be mailed to their recipients’; they were unable to attend the reunion.

I will continue working with VR21 Reunion organizers, Ken & Sherry Coop, to cover the reminder of the VR-21 vets.

Upcoming events, again this fall Quilt of Valor will be involved in the Lincoln Guild’s Outreach programs. Our first date at IQSC will be September 11. Also plans are in the making for another event hosted by Bernina at the Hancock Fabric store here in Lincoln. I was contacted via our QOV site map. So it does pay to record individually or by group name. It will be a busy fall for Lincoln QOV!!

Happy Quilting
Julia Schroeder
Co-Regional Coordinator
Region 5

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