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Friday, December 14, 2012

GIVE AWAY GIVE AWAY

The Amazing Leann over at PersimmonQuilts.com is getting ready to post her


28 th

Mystery Quilt of Valor Pattern!!!

Can you imagine - I love all the patterns she has made available to us!!

She will be announcing the start date specifics soon,
 but it is going to start around January 10th, (that's 2013 folks acck!!)

To inspire you to participate,
To inspire you to kick off the New Year Quilting for
Quilts of Valor

We are giving a way a fat quarter pack with 12 Patriotic Fat Quarters!!
Just for this mystery!!

You may need to enhance your fabric quantities some... 
but this pack will definitely get you started.

So!!
How do you win this Fat Quarter Pack?

CHANCE 1: Leave a comment ON THIS POST
*tell me how many Quilts of Valor you helped make last year
 - either piecing, quilting, binding, or cutting fabrics* 
AND leave me a way to contact you!!!!

CHANCE 2: Become a Follower of the blog.
Already a follower - leave an additional comment saying that
New Follower - leave a second comment letting me know you are now following.
AND leave me a way to contact you

Comments must be left between 12/14/12 and 12/28/12
Any comments after 12/28/12 at midnight will not be added to the drawing.

Come back 12/29 to see who won.

Fabrics will be mailed on January 2nd, 2013

PLEASE LEAVE ME A WAY TO CONTACT YOU
IF YOU ARE A NO REPLY OR ANONYMOUS
I HAVE NO WAY OF KNOWING WHO YOU ARE
 thanks ;-)






55 comments:

  1. Nice! Well, we (LOLQOV) make at least 350 QOV a year. Just signed up for the New Years Day kick off and haven't picked out all my fabrics yet, so good timing! I am a follower and Alycia, you're doing an awesome job....such enthusiasm!!

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  2. I personally finished 25 QOV's this year, from piecing to binding, and have cut several more. I've been a follower from day one of the blog. Thanks Alycia for keeping us all up to date on QOVF's accomplishments.

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  3. I have made 19 quilts this year. I only make the tops and do the binding. Several blocks made for our guilds QOV they make. I have followed this blog from the start.
    Thanks to Alicia and all for all the inspiration.
    I plan on participating in the NY sew along.

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  4. As the chairperson for our small guild in Southeastern IN, I am proud that we were recently able to send over 100 quilts to the VA hospital in Indianapolis. I'm always looking for new patterns to keep my volunteers interested. A mystery quilt would be fun.

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  5. In April, 2012, two friends and I organized a QOV workshop to test my new quilt pattern. On 10 Nov we awarded 27 quilt from this workshop at our local American Legion. Local presentation was inspired by Alycia's work in Colorado. I also made 2 of Alycia's mystery quilt tops. One was quilted with Kimmy Bruner on Craftsy.com and the other awaits my attention. I am a QOV longarmer since 2005 and usually only quilt 3-4 QOVs a year. I was so proud to be a part of our little project this year and we have all decided to make this an annual event. Thanks, Alycia, for all your inspiration!

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  6. I cant count the number I have worked on. Our local group has made over 400 this year. Several of my online friends send theirs to me to quilt and submit to our local group. I have attended on presentation and I hope to do more. This is such a wonderful activity.

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  7. and I just became a follower of your blog.

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  8. Well, I'm told I am an over-achiever. This year I pieced almost 80 quilts for QOV, plus cut out about 40-50 kits for others to sew. I cut backs for my quilts plus about 200 others. I also cut signature strips to collect at events totaling over 1000! I'll try to do better next year.....
    Barbara Winkler socalQoV@aol.com

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  9. I pieced 12 quilts in 2012 and have finished the binding on the 3 I got back from being quilted. Hi Alycia! If you don't know how to contact me then I guess I don't need to do the binding on the remaining 9 quilts. LOL

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  10. What a great opportunity for everyone to chime in and let us know what we have been doing this past year.
    What I have done pale's to the work the Idaho/Eastern Washington groups are doing. I would like to take this opportunity to "Brag" on them. They are a dedicated group of individuals I am proud to be associated with. The number of quilts produced by our men and women is staggering. We request Red/White/Blue patriotic quilts, it is what they are provide. We have changed lives one quilt at a time through personal presentations and sent quilts through the foundation.
    Our network of communities and quilters continues to grow. Thank you Alycia for giving us the opportunity to share our work with the QOV family! We love seeing new ideas, sharing the beautiful letters and sometimes shedding a tear or two. We can all be proud of the work we are doing.
    Sharon Ledbetter
    Idaho Regional Coordinator
    Quilts of Valor Foundation

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  11. Judy V. from Thornton CODecember 14, 2012 at 2:21 PM

    Hi Alycia! I took up your challenge and made 12 QOVs from start to end. I am totally impressed by the output by others. I already belong to your blog and get wonderful inspiration from the pictures you have posted all year long! I can be reached at quilttiger @comcast.net.

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  12. Hi Alycia
    I have enjoyed your blog as well as the wonderful Mysteries that are put out on Persimmon Quilts. I left a note on the blog and have no idea if I've got it right. I just also wanted you to know I've enjoyed the pictures you share of the the quilts your group has made as well those of some of the veterans and soldiers who've received them.

    I'm more of a lone quilter. So my efforts are small compared to what your group has accomplished. I doubt my contributions amount to much compared to those like Barbara Wrinkler but I set a goal of at least two tops completed per month for this year.

    As of this date I've completed 30. 28 of them have been quilted by longarmers and sent on to their destinations. Most to Afghanistan, a couple to Germany and two were special requests here in the states. I have two more in progress in my sewing room. One is Nancy Millers latest mystery and the other is of star blocks. By the time they are finished I will also have enough extra blocks to pieces another QOV sampler quilt. Pretty good for sewing about 3 hours every evening and maybe an extra 5 hours over a weekend.

    Sounds like the new mystery will be a lot of fun. I should be ready to start when it does.
    Sharon Downey
    Pembroke, Ky
    bitsy9pieces@mchsi.com

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  13. I have completed 15 QOV's (all except long arming) this year and yes, it is an obsession. I have three on my table in some stage of completion, and I have six waiting for destinations. I love QOVF and I hope to make 15 in 2013. I love the mystery quilts offered by LeAnn, Nancy and the Craftsy Blog by Alicia. There are not enough hours in the day to make these wonderful quilts to comfort our soldiers, airmen, marines and sailors. Blessings to you all during this holiday season for all the comfort you help to provide.
    Barbara Roberts,
    Vermont
    Jcr0652@aol.com

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  14. awesome!!! I can never have too many patriotic fabrics! I was part of over 25 Quilts of Valor this year. I started Operation Valor as a result of getting involved with QOV. We do baby quilts for daddy's overseas, help with barracks, care packages and of course the Quilts of Valor! My name is Bridgette Stein you can contact me at operationvalor@gmail.com. Have fun! Thank you for the contest!

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  15. additional comment for chance two : I'm already a follower :D lol contact: operationvalor@gmail.com Bridgette Stein

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  16. Thank you for this fun opportunity to win FQs. I love Persimmon Quilts' mysteries and have made two for QOV this year plus two more from other patterns. Our group, the CT Quilters, have delivered many to our local VA Hospital. PS I just signed up as a follower - should have done it sooner since I love Alycia's quilt shows for inspiration!

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  17. This is great. I have quilted 11 other QOVs. I have made 1 and quilted and presented 1 QOV. I worked at the QOV Booth at MQX West quilting and talking with folks about QOV. I have also encouraged my quilt guild to make blocks and put quilt tops together.

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  18. I have quilted 26 QOV's this year and made 3 QOV's. Can't wait to see the new mystery quilt pattern. You both are such an inspiration!

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  19. I read your blog pretty regular but just became a follower.

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  20. My name is SSG Amy Ramsay and I am stationed at Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst, NJ. This year I have made 1 QOV and assisted in 3 others and 1 cancer quilt for an Airman. I have been quilting with my grandmother since I was little ( grannys little helper) but now that I am older, i definitely have the bug and I love it! I want to wish everyone good luck in the drawing!
    Amy.M.Ramsay@us.army.mil

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  21. I know that I've made 6-8 this year. Hope to make more next year.

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  22. I've been following your blog for a few years now. Love the pictures of the soldiers getting their quilts!

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  23. Will try to start in the New Year when I finally finish ALL my unfinished Projects.I have both the QOVs & the BOMs & even when the US pull out from overseas, our guys in Australia will still be there for a while so will send to them, all our Services personnel are special so are deserving whatever country they belong to (got my Army Brat hat on!!!!!!).
    Marion BP


    marionbp57@bigpond.com
    marionbp57@bigpond.com

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  24. I have pieced, quilted, and finished 8 QOVs this year!

    Katy
    sew4given AT aol DOT com

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  25. I am also a new follower.
    Katy
    sew4given AT aol DOT com

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  26. I have pieced over 37 QOV myself. but have quilted down of 118 quilts to date this year. some time 5 a weekend.

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  27. I'm brand new to the QOV, and plan on starting my first in January. Just discovered your blog, thanks to this contest! Will definitely be following!!! ammcmillin@gmail.com

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  28. I was appointed Regional Coordinator of West Virginia on November 10, 2012 and I have made 8 tops, longarm quilted 3 of them personally, and presented 4 of them to date. I am doing my best to reach out to my community and get this off the ground in my state. I recently had a QOV Block drive and received blocks that I am truly thankful for. I really needed them and I am putting them to great use. You can reach me at sherra.bailey@qovf.org

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  29. spreading the word is my goal , Appointed Minnesota Coordinator in November it is a great honor to present these quilts to so many deserving warrior's. I have done 13 quilts and have gotten a few donations for the cause. We can never have to many quiters on this quest. carol.olson@qovf.org

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  30. I have just finished my first QOV quilt and I am in the process of donating now. I plan to make at least 3 next year, in honor of my son who currently serves in the USMC and has already had 3 tours in Iraq/Afghanistan. QOV is close to his heart. Missie.Galentine@hotmail.com

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  31. I made three complete QOV quilts this past year, helped with two different blog campaigns to get blocks, tops & finished quilts made for a QOV group, and made a number of blocks. Still I know there are many that do far more than I do. But, if I win I'd be honored to use these fabrics to make QOV quilts. Although, I was reminded today that my brother-in-law, who served in Vietnam and was affected by Agent Orange,and is now living in a care facility, has never received a QOV quilt. So, while I'll still make QOV quilts for giving to others, I do think I need to make one for my brother-in-law.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

    PS - I know I'll host another QOV challenge next year. Would love to partner with you, if you are interested.

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  32. I made a whole quilt top this year, and did lots of blocks last year. I need more fabric to make more, but hope to get 2 tops done in 2013, if I can fund the fabric (or win it!) Thanks.

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  33. I connected with QOV in September and have quilted 17 quilts to date. One of those 17 I had pieced as well. I was so busy with quilting, I hadn't had time to do any piecing...it's been an amazing journey so far!

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  34. Today I sent my 20th top to be quilted. # 19 is already with a longarmer being quilted and 18 have been presented this year! This is an all time high for me - I usually struggle getting 12 tops made in a year. Retirement is wonderful :) Without our marvelous longarmers none of this would have been accomplished - MANY THANKS TO ALL OF YOU -

    Deanna dbqlt07@yahoo.com

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  35. I just 'subscribed to a feed'. I hope that means I now follow your blog :)

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  36. I've only made one QOV this year (start to finish), but I have concentrated on charity sewing/quilting this year. My daughter (18) and I have made several quilts and pillowcases for the local women and children's center, baby quilts for the Army neonatal unit, and adult bibs for the veteran's home. I'm looking forward to getting more involved with the QOV project as we are a military family!

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  37. I have made four QOV quilts this year. I just started a QOV group with my Quilt Guild, The Ozarks Piecemakers in Springfield, MO. We are looking forward to making many quilts in 2013 for Quilts of Valor. Tanya in MO tperretta@spsmail.org

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  38. I am now a follower of this blog. Thank you for the opportunity to win the fat quarter bundle. Tanya in MO tperretta@spsmail.org

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  39. I have made and worked on 8 QOV quilts this year. Just heard from my nephew in the Marines in Okinawa and he said the 21st is not the end of the world over there!
    Lisa in GA lisa0116@yahoo.com

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  40. Just started following your blog too. Just found out about it today and really like it. Going to look around some more now. Thank you! Lisa in Georgia

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  41. I have only made one Quilt of Valor so far, but definitely plan to continue making more. This FQ bundle would be put to good use.

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  42. I have made a couple of blocks and one full quilt.

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  43. I became follower of this blog. Thanks, Lynn you can reach me at jnl4God@live.com

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  44. i made my first qov as a Christmas present for my husband who served 2 tours in viet nam. my second one will be for my step-son who was in operation dessert storm and my 3rd for the son of a dear friend who served in iraq. i am now following this blog and plan to share it on my facebook page. thanks for all your group is doing for the vets. cjmont2002@yahoo.com

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  45. Not a 'numbers' person, so I don't keep track of how many I've done. But..I have several going in various stages at all times. There is a steady stream of QOV's going through my sewing studio. I admire the ladies who work in the groups and spur others on to create more QOV's, but I am a lone worker. I treasure my long arm partners, for all alone, I would barely finish one per year! Here's to many more of our deserving military being covered in QOV's in 2013!!

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  46. My very first was a Persimmon Mystery Quilt this last summer and have since made and sent 5 I think. I always have one in the works so it is hard to remember :) I am so grateful for the people that have posted their generous donations! Amazing with this many, we still have a shortage. Hoping to get more friends involved this year. I am a follower of this blog and grateful because I'd thought I'd already posted and happy for the reminder. TawnyCleveland@hotmail.com, Chico, CA

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  47. Our small QOV group in Knoxville, IL has sent 87 quilts this year to Afghanistan. I've been involved in some way with most of them either cutting, piecing, quilting. Our goal is 100 in 2013. This blog is a valuable resource.
    jssmith@grics.net

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  48. It's a bit difficult to say exactly having been the coordinator for Oregon for the last year. I have cut kits for at least 100 tops. Help 5 Sew-ins, quilted 40+ quilts made sure bindings were put on and presentation cases were made while presenting over 150 quilts. Not sure how it all adds up but have had my fingers in a few. J. Marie Norris, Pendleton, OR

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  49. I have pieced one QOV this past year and started one more. I can be reached at bjvmail@comcast.net.

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  50. I am also a new follower of the blog - bjvmail@comcast.net.

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  51. We've made over 200 red white and blue QOV's this year....I not only sew in RWB, I dream in RWB and we're ready to start the New Year with a presentation at a transitional living home in Northern Illinois next week...20 vets starting over...with QOV's on their beds. I'm sdbcopper@aol.com For the Gazebo Quilter's QOV....
    Happy New Year eeryone.

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