Sunday, December 2, 2012

1st Annual New Year's Day Sit & Sew

New Year's Day QOV Sit & Sew

For the past three years, during the hectic days of December, I have taken a
little "me" time to pick a patriotic quilt pattern and have selected and cut
all the fabrics needed to make it. Then on January 1st, I sit down at my
sewing machine with a goal of piecing the entire top that day. To me, it's a
great way to start the New Year.

So, this year I would like to ask all of you to join me in the First Annual
New Year's Day QOV Sit & Sew!

Here's how it works.

1. Leavea comment  and let everyone know you're participating.

2. Spread the word; ask your friends and guild members to join
in!!!!!!!!

3. Pick a pattern that meets the minimum requirements for a QOV,

http://www.qovf.org/content/basic-qov-requirements.html but that you feel
you can piece in a single day. Select and cut your fabric in December (great
excuse to spend a few moments in your sewing space!)

4. On January 1st Sit & Sew. Post your progress that day on Yahoo Chat,
Facebook, QOVF Blog, your own blog...wherever you want.

5. When your top is finished, request a volunteer longarmer

lhttp://www.qovf.org/req-longarmer.html or arrange to have it quilted by a
volunteer longarmer in your area (if you have one)

6. After your quilt is finished (bound, labeled, washed & in a
presentation case), request a destination
<http://www.qovf.org/req-destination.html>
http://www.qovf.org/req-destination.html and put NYD S&S in the comments
field of the request form. You will receive information on where to send
your quilt and your name will then be entered into a drawing for prizes (to
be announced)

7. A winner will be drawn for every 13 NYD S&S quilts, which are
completed by March 13, 2013, for which a destination is requested. So the
sooner you finish your quilt, the better your chance is of winning.

8. Remember that our overseas destinations request red, white & blue,
non-gender specific quilts so please keep this in mind when selecting your
pattern and fabrics.

I hope many of you will join me in kicking off 2013 by making a New Year's
Day Quilt of Valor to provide honor and comfort to a service member touched
by war...

Sincerely,

Marcella Pirner-Cormier
Destination Coordinator | Region 10 MA Coordinator
Quilts of Valor Foundation


<http://www.qovf.org/> www.QOVF.org

The Quilts of Valor Foundation is a non-profit organization established and
operated in accordance with section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

9 comments:

  1. I am in and going to add this to our Quilt Guild newsletter to inspire more to take part in this fun way to bless! Warmly, Tawny

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  2. Just one question, on #7, what is a NYD S&S quilt?

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  3. I'm in. I've had a QOV cut out for over 6 months. This will be the perfect time to finally get it done.

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  4. I'm in! I'll only have about 15min on New Year Day but I'll have all day on the 2nd.

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  5. I'm also in. Will dig out a quilt top to finish. Beth in MN

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  6. I'm planning to do this. Working on cutting fabrics but I'm so slow at that part.

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  7. I'm planning on participating...what a great way to celebrate my first official day of retirement!! Aliquilt

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  8. Count me in. I just found out about this a few hours ago, so I'm cutting like mad while I wait for my teenager son to get home from work (he valets cars at a restaurant). Happy New Year!

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