Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Smoky Hill Challenge

Currently the Salina Quilts of Valor Foundation in Salina, Kansas is working on an exhibit to be held at the Smoky Valley Hill Museum. The exhibit will run from September 11, 2012 through November 25, 2012.

This is an excerpt from an e-mail from Kay Quinn:
The Museum's downtown Street Fair, scheduled for Sat, 9/22, will also highlight the QOV Exhibit as that is when we will present our local Wounded Warrior with his or her own Quilt. Our event is now somewhat a part of the citywide 'AutumnFest' or similarly named multi-site event, during which numerous local entities and groups, including our Museum, will be holding their respective fall events, that will be somewhat coordinated and marketed together.

Our exhibit will be in the front lobby area. Which means that it is the first thing they will see upon entering and the last thing before exiting the museum.

I listed below the particulars if you would like to send a quilt to be in the exhibit and then be presented to a Veteran or Service~Member who has been touched by war. SMOKY HILL "AutumnFest" CHALLENGE

We are officially having an exhibit at the Smoky Hill Museum from September 10, 2012 through November 25, 2012 during "AutumnFest". On September 22, 2012 we will hold the award ceremony, but the quilts will remain on display through November 25, 2012. If you would like to make a quilt for this event and have any questions; please contact me using the form provided.

The requirements for a quilt are the same as QOVF National's.  ( you can find all of these requirements at Here

 I will be making special QOV Labels for these quilts. If you would like the download to put on your own label please contact me . If not please fill out the form found on our website and send in with your quilt. Listed below are additional requirements for this exhibit:  

  •  Must be Red, White/Cream and Blue 
  •  Must be received no later than September 1, 2012 
  •  Must have a hanging sleeve 
  • Please mail quilts to: QOVFSM c/o Tina Reed 3632 S Brownhill Rd Brookville, KS 67425 

I encourage you to write a note or take a picture of you and your quilt or keep a journal and send it along with your quilt. So many ask..."Where did this come from?", "Who made it?", "How can I get a note to them?". Let them know your story too, why you made the quilt, why you make Quilts of Valor, what led you to make this one, the journey of making this quilt. It is personal to them and they may not answer or they may come looking 10 years down the road trying to find you just to say "Thank You". But, if you just send a quilt with a label...they will never know...and neither will you. Please help us to make this a spectacular exhibit...a first for here...and I hope for many more to come! Thank you for all you do!

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