Day 5 of TQPM UFO Challenge

WIN_20180719_21_38_04_ProUFO #6, 31 kennel quilts, are done.  These will be stored away temporarily.  If we do not receive any requests for shelters in need, I’ll donate these locally.

On to the next UFO.


Today was our monthly Sew Day for Quilts of Valor.  Five Veterans were present for us to thank for their service and receive a Quilt of Valor.


The Quilts of Valor family has a guardian angel.  When our local quilt shop closed, we lost our meeting space.  A new space was located, but inconvenient for volunteers who live in the northeast area of town to travel to.  Pastor Bob of Radiant Life Church was attending a Quilt of Valor presentation for a church member.  After a short conversation, we were checking out the potential space and scheduling sew days.  You never know who you are going to meet and how that meeting will turn into a huge blessing.

Northeast Columbia QOV Sew Group


Quilts of Valor supporters asked for a Sew Group in Northeast Columbia.  Thanks to Radiant Life Church, we have a place.  The Church is conveniently located off Two Notch Road (Route 1) at the corner of Bookman Road and Old Two Notch Road, across the street from Pontiac Foods.

Our next two Sew Days are June 14th and July 19th from 10 AM to 4 PM.  We would love for you to join us, even if you can’t stay all day.  Pack your lunch, machine, basic sewing supplies and a cord reel/extension cord.  Quilt kits are available or work on your own QOV project.

In South Carolina, over 900 Veterans are on the wait list to receive a quilt.  Your help is needed to thank and welcome home these Veterans with a Quilt of Valor.

Hope to see you there.

One of These is Not Like the Other


Turning Diamonds, a class taught by Donna Royson at the Quilts of Valor retreat, offers two different results from the same fabric and layout.  It’s all in how you cut it apart.

Would you like to get this pattern for free?  The pattern is included in the kit of a Quilt of Valor.  If you make the quilt top, you get to keep the pattern!  It’s such a deal.

It’s a QOV Extravaganza!

DSC_0130We started early this morning at Richland County Sheriff’s Office HQs, wrapping Lieutenant Danny Brown and Sergeant Barry Brown in Quilts of Valor, thanking them for their military service and sacrifices and for their continued service with the Sheriff’s Office.

If Lieutenant Danny Brown looks familiar, he is one of the “stars” of PD Live.

I pieced both tops and Donna Royson quilted them.  Courtney Royson put the binding on the QOV for Lieutenant Brown.  Small world.  Courtney used to babysit his son.  Gary used to work with Lieutenant Brown in the Army Reserves.  And I’m friends with Sergeant Brown.  Long story but a good one.  Not something like befriending him after an arrest.

After hugs and another thank you, it was time to get on I-77 and head to the QOV Retreat at White Oak.

A Hug and a Quilt of Valor for Tim

This morning I had the honor of wrapping retired Navy Veteran Timothy Williams in his Quilt of Valor and thanking him for his service.  After the Navy, Tim attended Seminary.  He now serves as Pastor at an upstate SC church.  He also works during the week for Terminix in Columbia.

This presentation was extra special because I know Tim.  He’s my “Bug Man.”  You know, the folks who come to your home every quarter to spray for bugs and check those green Termite stations that surround your property.

What he anticipated to be a complaint – why else would a client be in the office at 7:30 standing with management and the office staff? – turned out to be the best part of his day.  Tim is proud he served and would serve again if asked.

If anyone believes that war hardened Sailors don’t get emotional, they’re wrong.