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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

31,536,000 Seconds

That is 2019...well was. Here's hoping you lived to the fullest every one of them. If someone says they would give you a penny for every second this not hesitate...take it.

Once again we are coming up on the Mancuso Quilt Festival in Hampton, VA. We hope to see you all there. A major change for this year is we will not be raffling off a Singer Featherweight...sorry it just didn't happen this year. It is getting harder to find them at a reasonable price and even though we are graced with the exceptional skills and talents of Jason and Rebecca Olah from Olah's Restoration & Service out of Moyock, NC it is hard to budget for even with their generous donation of their skills and time. We haven't given up, but this year it just wasn't in the cards. If you need service, restoration or repair for the sewing machines you own that aren't full of computer chips and electronics Olah's is the place to go. Their FB Page link is on the left side of this blog page under Source Links. Check them out. If you've visited our booth in the've seen their work.

Hampton Roads Convention Center 1610 Coliseum Drive Hampton, VA
Feb 27-28-29/2020 10 AM to 6 PM
March 1, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM

The Not Forgotten QOV Booth will again be set up in the lobby. We will be raffling off a quilt. The drawing will be Sunday, Mar 1 at 3 PM. Tickets will be $1 each or 7 Tickets for $5. All of the proceeds are submitted to the National Foundation. These are the funds, from our Trust, that we use to purchase all of the materials and supplies that are used to craft the many Quilts of Valor that are awarded here locally. To the many volunteers who give of their time and talent Elaine and I will forever be grateful for sharing in our commitment to our active service members and veterans. Without you Not Forgotten QOV is just a passing thought. For those of you that purchase raffle tickets, donate and support Not Forgotten QOV, well, we can't thank you enough.

This year we will follow the Quilt Festival with the Events Management Groups (EMG) Annual Spring Craft Market.

Virginia Beach Convention Center
1000 19th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 

March 6-7 10 AM-6 PM
March 8    10 AM-5 PM

We will also have a Raffle Quilt with ticket prices the same, $1 each, 7 tickets for $5.

We will be located inside this event. Please stop by and say hi. Always good to see you, even if just in passing. 

We have some $2 off coupons, limited amount, but if our paths cross or you want to stop by the house and pick one or two up...please do so. I don't think we'll even unload the Subaru between the two shows. 

I will admit to being very busy last year, many of the 315+ million seconds was spent longarming. I finished over 190 projects beating my own record of 175 from the previous year. Off to a running start with 26 projects already completed for 2020. 

We hope your New Year is off to a great start. Hope to see you and share in some joy with a little quilting thrown in for good measure. 

Quilt till you wilt...we do.