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Thread: Quilting for Soldiers with Jan

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    Well I think we all had a great time and got a few more quilts done for the soldiers as well. I finally meet Jan in VA and Calico92402 and lots of others but I don't think they were from this board. We all hit the ground running and I'm not if I knew what I was doing or not but with everyone's help and experience we got them done and that's all that matters, right?

    So here's a few pictures that I managed to get. Most were take the first day because I forget the sd drive for the camera in the scanner so I wasn't able to get any pictures myself but one of the other ladies did and will be getting them to Jan so she can add them as well.
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    That is so cool. Looks like a wonderful time.

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    Thank you for spending your time for this worthy cause!

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    A great group working for a greater cause. Good Job!

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    WOW!! Look at all of you working away, and youngin's too!! You even had a LA? It looks like you may have been having a bit of fun too :D:D:D
    Where was this being held? It is a beautiful building :D

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    thank you for sharing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Where was this being held? It is a beautiful building :D
    It was done at the Bedford Welcome Center in Bedford, Virginia

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    More pictures from Saturday.
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    Thank you for sharing and a big thank you to Jan and all the helpers who have and continue to work so hard to finish all the quilts.

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    Yay, Sue! Thanks for posting these pics and comments about the sew-in this wekend. It was such fun! The food was great, the view - even in early Friday's rain - was beautiful, as was that fabulous building, whose space was all donated to us for the event, by the way. And the staff was so enthusiastic about what we were doing they asked us to expand into the lobby as well, so patrons visiting the Welcome Center could see us in action. We even had a few stay a couple hours to help! The lonagarm gal spent the two days on her feet at her machine which she and her husband set up in the lobby early the first morning. She willingly allowed others to try their hand at LA and has created several converts I hear, LOL!

    God so richly blessed this event we are probably going to have another sew-in - perhaps on a smaller scale - in a few weeks. It'll be before Christmas, likely, so if you are interested, be thinking about it so it doesn't conflict with your holiday schedules.

    Jan in VA

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    WOW!!! That was some group!! And the quilts are fantastic!!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    What great pics, and well done all of you gals, such a worthwhile cause. It must be fun all working together like that! Glad you had a wonderful time!

    Gal

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    That was something else ! Thank You for sharing :lol:

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    That looks like a great way to spend the weekend. Wish I could have joined you. Thank you for the pictures and the work!

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    What a great way to spend the day great job ladies :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    That was great!

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    A lot of work with a lot of good things happening !!!

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    FABULOUS pictures and beautiful ladies and quilts.

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    Would love to participate in something like that but a long drive for me. Thanks for sharing the pics and for donating your time for such a great cause. Hugs. B

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    Thank you so much for posting the pictures Sue and for hosting and organizing everything Jan. I'm selfish, I wanted to be there so badly. I'm holding back tears. It hit me when I saw one of my quilts folded on the table so neatly. It was only a top when I sent it but I bet it was totally awesome after you finished it. God has blessed us with you wonderful ladies.

    Peace and Love, Ruth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanniejo
    A lot of work with a lot of good things happening !!!
    Jeanniejo,
    Join us next time! A couple of the gals stayed over at a local motel one night and joined us. Bedford is a darling little town with lovely sights to see around us.

    Jan in VA

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    Thanks for the "show"...the quilts are beautiful!

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    Thank you so much for sharing, inspires me to get off my but and do something good for someone else, Thank you!

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    Wow, what a wonderful site. Thank you ladies for doing all this work , and I bet you brought alot of people into the Welcome center.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrspete
    Thank you so much for posting the pictures Sue and for hosting and organizing everything Jan. I'm selfish, I wanted to be there so badly. I'm holding back tears. It hit me when I saw one of my quilts folded on the table so neatly. It was only a top when I sent it but I bet it was totally awesome after you finished it. God has blessed us with you wonderful ladies.

    Peace and Love, Ruth
    You were missed, Ruth. We'll likely have another sew-in, though not nearly as elaborate, after the first of December. Perhaps you can come up then for the day.
    Jan in VA

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