Saturday, September 26, 2009

quilts of valor update


packages received: 52
(THANK YOU!!!)

days left to send your blocks, batting, backing, etc.: 4
(please mail on or before September 30th.)

I'm planning on having a big opening party with my kids on the 30th. When I told my sister about my plan, she said I was a nut case. But we already knew that, right? I am going to have fun on Wednesday!!!

38 comments:

Jewel said...

I just sent mine in a plain envelope I meant to email you about it. I was afraid it wouldn't get there in time if I waited to send it until I had a padded envelope. My daughter was in the hospital that week and I wasn't sure how soon you needed it. I hope it arrived safely.

KateKwiltz said...

It's a great cause! Good luck!

Renee said...

My package is from Singapore! and I've sent it last week (Sep17) and hope it reached on time ;)
Regards/Lily

Clair said...

Man, I wish I was going to be there for the opening party. Would you consider delaying it til next weekend?

Kristine said...

Awesome! We expect lots of pics!

Shawn said...

Yay!! Thanks for teaching me something new Amanda, you have inspired me to make a wonky stars quilt, what a fun block.

DeeRoo said...

Yep...thanks to you I am now in love with wonky stars!:) I am making a lot of them in xmas fabric and putting 3-4 together in a strip, backing them with something different to make it reversible and making them into runners/table toppers for xmas presents....fun, fun, fun!!!

Hope you recieved my star....can't wait to see what everyone else made!:)

beth said...

i wish i could fly over for the opening party...sounds a lot better than my "sock parties" here..where I throw the socks into the middle of the room and we match them! :)

Lynn said...

I've missed the mail today - so it will have to go out Monday. A lesson in reading things carefully - in the tutorial I missed the part about scant 1/4" seams. Had to redo it. But now I'm hooked on those wonky stars too.

MissesStitches said...

Good for you! This is going to be fun!

Abby said...

I missed the mail today too! (by minutes, I saw him driving the other way down the street when I was at the mailbox) Hopefully it will get there by the 30th!

Blue Is Bleu said...

I hope my package got there safely :) I think the big opening party's an awesome idea!!! My sisters always think I'm nuts anyway so thpppppt! :P hehe

Asiyah said...

I missed the mail too but will send it on Monday. I'm sure I'll see the opening on your blog (fingers crossed).

Renee said...

What a great things you're doing with these quilts. I hope you take lots of pictures at your opening party and post them to the blog.
Sounds like fun!!

Queenmothermamaw said...

New retired and trying to do my first quilt. I have sewed for years and seen many a quilt done, but once I finish putting it together I will be in new territory. Glad I found your site. I started with a simple 9 block square and since one square is white cotton am using fabric paint to paint primative flowers on it. They are stubbey paint sticks and so the flowers look like children's art. I am loving it. Will link to you and I have my instructions.
QMM

JuJu said...

Amanda Jean, It's wonderful what you are doing for Quilts of Valor. I've been a member of the group since 2007. It is amazing what a group of quilters can do! Happy quilting and I'll be back to check your progress!

Needled Mom said...

It is such a great cause and I cannot wait to see all the opened packages.

Linda said...

Wish I could help you get the tops put together!

Selina said...

Please take lots of pictures! I hope you do this again so I can join in!

Julia said...

How wonderful! What a wonderful response, If I was better at quilting I would send one in but alas I'm still learning! I think having an opening party would be great fun! I wish i could be little fly on the wall :)

HobbyMommy said...

When I mailed mine the post office said 3 days, so you should recieve my block by Tuesday!

etta said...

What a cool idea!

Jacqueline deRuyter said...

Got it into the mail today! Can't wait to see the finished quilts. What a great cause!

Michaela said...

I'm so glad you let us all help you! I can't wait to see the finished quilts : )

Stacy said...

That pile of envelopes is just awesome! I can't wait to see what's in them. :)

Aunt Spicy said...

Love the idea of an opening party! I can't wait to see how all the different squares fit together!

tammiemarie said...

ooh, I hope mine is one of those, I sent it last week! Can't wait to see how you put them all together!

Ann said...

Looks like a fun party! Mine will go out in the mail on Monday, you should have it on Tuesday :)

Ann

silversmith said...

awesome response!!!

i may have to try it myself since i'm really enjoying all the swap blocks i'm using in my current quilt of valor. you could always send me the extras... :)

jaybird said...

what a great pile!! i hope mine is in there!

Rebekah said...

I'm mailing mine out tomorrow. Have fun with the opening party :)

Wendy said...

Just want you to know that I haven't forgotten... will be mailing mine on the 30th!

Sew It Up! said...

I don't know how you do it. I would of opened up those packages as soon as I had 5 free minutes! I'm excited for you and the kids. Will there be party hats?

connie said...

I have to apologize for not sending along my square. We had a family friend lose their son and my head has not been attached.

I am sorry but I will love seeing what you make.

phenry71 said...

I'm amazed that you can put aside a huge stack like that. Mail is one of my favorite things, and I tear into it as soon as it arrives. My package is on the left, third from the top (yeah, right). I'm curious on the bigger packages :-). I can't wait to see pictures of all the different blocks.

Bethany said...

I look forward to seeing pictures of all the blocks! I really loved making these stars so much that I couldn't make just one. They went in the mail yesterday (09/28), hopefully they will be to you for the opening party.

Annie of Blue Gables said...

having been a part of this, I am excited to see the outcome! Thanks again.
~a

NanaKaren said...

You should have received my block by now. I look forward to seeing all the blocks!
Karen