Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Lincoln NE QOV

Lincoln QOV meets 1st Sunday of each month at Hancock Fabrics, this month we had a “little QOV presentation” for Sara Kenny, our Regional Coordinator, her sons, William and Thomas , are COMING HOME!!

Photo 1436 QOV made by Cheryl K., LA’d by Julia S. holders Kay H, (left) Sharon M. (right), oh yes that’s Sara peeking over the top.

Photo 1437 QOV made by Sharon M., LA’d by Julia S. holders Sara (left) Sharon M. (right)

Photo 1429: this beauty was pieced by Cheryl!!

Photo 1430: pieced by Linda D

Thanks Julia for submitting these!!!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Third Graders Honor Servicemen With Handmade Quilts

Written by Amanda Castro on Thursday, May 09, 2013 06:27 PM. Posted in Local

BONAIRE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Third graders at Hilltop Elementary honored active and veteran servicemen on Thursday by giving each of them a handmade quilt featuring patriotic squares they created.
It is a hug from a small patriot and a quilt.

"Just about the time you think the kids here lost their respect for the military and they really don't care for the country, something like this comes along and really puts a warm feeling in your heart," retired Colonel Craig Lightfoot with the U.S. Air Force said.

Lightfoot is one of 25 local servicemen to receive a warrior quilt from the third graders...READE MORE AT THE LINK ABOVE

Submitted by Jeff Thorne - ( Thanks Jeff!!)

Saturday, May 18, 2013

HMQS Veterans Challenge 2nd place

Stephanie - our Wyoming Coordinator - won a ribbon at the show -- her first quilting ribbon EVER!

It was on a quilt that Stephanie designed, another lady pieced and Stephanie quilted.

 Congrats Ladies!

Friday, May 17, 2013

HMQS Veterans Challenge Winner

Is awesome!!

It was designed and pieced by Sharon Ledbetter and quilted by Tami Drader

Congrats Ladies!!!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

HMQS Quilting Treasures Challenge

The winner from the HMQS Quilting Treasures Challenge was......

Sharon Ledbetter!!!

Go Sharon!!

You can see all the quilts:


I hope this link works for you - someone said it did not - but every time I click it works for me....

Monday, May 13, 2013


A presentation of a Quilt of Valor was made at the retirement party for Joey M. on Saturday, Apr 27, at the DAV meeting hall in Greenville. I presented the QOV quilt to him. 

Submitted by

Saturday, May 11, 2013


I recently met a fellow QOV'er - you just have to love the magic of the internet.!!

She made a gorgeous Quilt of Valor and I was very intrigued by her story... so instead of re-telling it - She graciously posted her story on her blog

Quilt of Valor - made by Gloria Barnholtz
Missouri - to be sent to Illinois

Thank you!!!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Sewing at the Lincoln Bernina Store

Twice a year, the Lincoln, NE Bernina store invites quilters into the store for a QOV sew-in. About 16 quilters converge on the store and spend the day sewing, chatting and snacking. Enjoy our pictures of our most recent sew-in day.

Respectfully submitted,

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Ready to Send to the Longarmer!!

Becky in Boulder and her crew have been very busy quilters...

Check out these two beautiful tops!

They are ready for her to send out to be quilted. If you are new to Quilts of Valor - if you make a top and provide the backing you can head over to  and on the left hand side, there is a request a Longarmer tab. Click on that and they will hook you up with a longarmer to help finish up that Quilt of Valor!!!

And if you are new  Thanks for joining in with this fabulous group of quilters!!