Tuesday, October 23, 2012

QOV goes to MQX West

Quilts of Valor made a strong showing at MQX West in Portland this past week.

Our display consisted of a variety of quilting methods which included pieced, counted X-stitch, machine and hand applique, paper pieced and machine appliqued and embroidered. June Moore, Exec Director, Judie Yates, LA Coordinator, WA RC Carol Olsen, ID RC Sharon Ledbetter, Quilters Tami Drader, Colfax, WA, Debbie Hersko & Cherrie Takenaka, Spokane and Debbie, Judy and Linda from Montavilla worked the booth.

The QOV group from Montavilla, OR did a wonderful job of recruiting quilters and LA's alike. The group is lead by Debbie Turner and Judy Fletcher.

Mike Moore was our "group husband" for the event. He is a great gofer - ripper (hate to do that to anyone) and human being extraordinary!!! We considered him the Rooster in the hen house and appreciated everything he did for us.

I am a very early riser. Our first morning there, I took a quilt to bind and headed to the lobby of the Red Lion to let my roommate sleep. Richard is the Chief Engineer for the hotel. 

He is a combat veteran from Vietnam. I told him we would have a QOV for him during the show. The first quilt off the frame was trimmed and bound. On Friday morning we presented him in the lobby. There were a lot of tears and gratitude. (By the way - my feet never hit the floor before 6 after that first morning -)


Submitted by
Sharon Ledbetter
Idaho Regional Coordinator
Quilts of Valor Foundation

1 comment:

  1. And an awesome time was had by all! Judie