We started out the New Year the way we finished the old...quilting with friends.
And along the way we picked up a 'new' quilter. Amy is standing next to her first quilt. Once completed it will be given to the expectant mother. The blocks were decorated at the baby shower and now Amy has tackled bringing it all together. It will be the baby's first quilt as well as Amy's.
Started the Quilts of Valor part of our lives off with a bang. "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds" That would be neither a mail carrier or a QOV Presenter. Drove to Triangle, VA
The Major's quilt was made by his mother, a QOV quilter out of Georgia. The quilt Awarded to the Step Father was made by other QOV Volunteers. Here's one of those understatement things...they were beautiful. Here's the funny. Neither of them had a clue. The mother/wife and I have been communicating since September. Not only did she make her son's quilt she made another and gave it to me for an award yet to be determined. The husband had no idea she had made either.We had prearranged the transfer of her quilt to me and we met up in the foyer. The quilt was concealed in a Talbot's Outlet shopping bag. I found a chair and stashed the now two quilts, hers along with the one I brought. She and her husband were seated several rows away. During their conversation he says,
"I saw a guy walking around with a shopping bag just like yours."
"No kidding? How weird." with a slight grin she replied.
So needless to say when she introduced me it was pretty obvious her son standing with her was going to be Awarded a QOV. The real shock set in when I called his Step Father to join us. I don't think they yet know what happened. What happened is the cunning and determination of a woman. A QOV Volunteer no less.
Okay so I had the honor and the privilege again...is this a good job or what. Don't tell anyone...they don't even have to pay me...oh wait.
|One 'quilty hug' down one to go.|
|Two very surprised QOV Recipients. Did I say very surprised?|
|No disrespect to the Lt. Colonel...but Ooh-Rah.|