Quilt of Valor fundraiser a huge success

The Central Iowa Quilt Sew-ciety “Quilts of Valor” fundraiser last Saturday at Consumers Energy was very successful because of the generosity of our community and guild members. We shared our day with nationally known quilt celebrities and leaders in the Quilts of Valor movement, Marianne Fons and Tony Jacobson, of Winterset. An event like this does not happen without people who generously give their time and resources to make it happen.

First, a big thank you to Rosanne Anderson, Marvis Drew, Gloria DeBower and Pam Blake who were the steering committee for the event. They worked tirelessly to make this fundraiser go smoothly and be successful. Another big thanks goes to the guild members who gave their time, energy and wonderful food to this event: Diane Blagg, Helen Degner (and family), Georgia Donahue, Michelle Earley, Flo Fisher, Mary Hazelwood, Charlene Hulen, Nancy Jones and Bernie, Ann Kuhlman, Sarah Lage, Jalene Primus, Mary Beth Pusillo, Cindy Seberger, Dorothy Sleege and Gary, Sue Smith, Raelene Sommerlot, Tamy Toszegi, Margaret Vannetta and Kate Walker.

Another big thank you goes to Consumers Energy for the use of their Community Room and to Ken Huge at KFJB/KXIX and to Sara Jordan-Heintz at the Times Republican for sharing the information. A special thank you to the following businesses who were extremely generous in donating door prizes for the event: Marshalltown Sewing Center, Swift Greenhouses of Gilman, Quilting Connection of Ames, Block Party of Nevada, Hen & Chicks of Conrad, Crazy Redhead Quilting of Newton, Center Street Dairy Queen of Marshalltown and Drew, Quilts of Valor Chairman for the guild.

And a really big thank you to my husband, Lance, who stacked, organized, hauled and carried the things we needed for this event for the past three months. And for his patience with me.