Charity Sewing, quilting, Sewing

Quilts of Valor Volunteer Day

Yesterday I decided to go to a QOV Sew-In.  I’d never been to a Quilts of Valor activity so it was pretty exciting.  I always love meeting new people that enjoy any kind of sewing activity…it’s a good bonding experience.  AND the ladies there were AMAZING!  All of them just welcomed me in.

I worked all day on a string quilt.  I had no idea that I was going to be the only one working on it until around lunch time when some of the ladies asked me if I was going to be able to finish.

“oh.  I thought we’d all just add to a pile of strings and then they’d get put together.”  I really didn’t think I was actually going to piece a quilt top in one day or nuthin.  Who was she kidding!

“hmm”

So about 1 pm I looked over at my stack of blocks and realized I was 2 blocks short of half way (24 blocks).  I thought with four hours left to go I could do it so I pressed on.  Some ladies who had finished work on brick quilts started to help.  “keep working!”  I called out.  “we’re almost there!”.  It was hilarious.  We were sewing like mad women.  My foot pedal was to the floor.  A few of the husbands came by to joke they could attach a turbo motor for me.

At 5 o’clock I was 3/4 of the way to putting all the blocks together so everyone waited for another 20 minutes for the quilt top to get finished.  We did it!  At 5:30pm 48 string quilt blocks were finished!  Whew!!!!

Everyone was already packed up to go so we grabbed the quilt, took a quick picture and then I packed up and was out the door headed for home.

I’ve browsed the website hoping I could find that last picture that was taken and here it is!  Donna, the organizer took it.  You can see more photos here at this link: www.heartstringsquiltproject.com

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3 thoughts on “Quilts of Valor Volunteer Day”

  1. You did great! You must have been very tired making the entire top from start to finish! Hopefully you stopped for some of the lunch we say in Donna’s photos!

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