Several people were honored with a special pin, letter and certificate from the President to recognize their community volunteer works. There was one bronze award, I got the silver and another got lifetime! It was an elegant event in Monrovia including dinner and drinks. I had several friends, fellow volunteers and my youngest daughter’s family in attendance. I even got to surprise two people with Quilts of Valor–one was another award recipient!
We had our booth at Road to CA Quilters Conference. Got to reunite with old friends and meet lots of new friends and long-arm quilters. Several people brought in quilt tops or completed quilts, and a few long-arm quilters took quilts home our tops and backs to be quilted. There were lots of interesting quilts on display and vendors galore!
I took 6 quilts to LBVA, so that makes 10 so far this year. I was invited to the meeting of the Orange County Sons of the American Revolution to do a quilt for a WWII Veteran.He wasn’t in attendance, but I was awarded the oak leaf cluster for the Martha Washington ribbon/pin. And, I got a certificate.
We had a busy sew day and had a Veteran come in, too. After that, I went to Garden Grove Elks Lodge #1952 to present a quilt to a 99 year old WWII Veteran with his much deserved quilt which had the Declaration of Independence surrounded by Friendship Stars. My volunteer, Lori, made it–it was her 500th quilt she’s made for QOV!!
First quilt was presented 1/2, next one was 1/5 on my birthday. We have now made 3,950 quilts!!
Well, with these 3 quilt presentations means we covered 651 Veterans with quilts this year.
This Veteran was a Rams fan, so one of my volunteers, custom made this quilt for him.