A Quilt of Valor is a generous lap-sized quilt (minimum of 55 X 65) made by a quilt-topper (the piecer) of quality fabrics and beautifully quilted by a longarmer. After it has been bound, washed, labeled and wrapped in a presentation pillowcase, it is ready to be awarded.
Quilts are awarded at many different levels: they may go to military hospitals where Chaplains award them to service members; there may be presentations of QOV’s to entire service units returning from combat deployments; they may be awarded at VA’s or presented individually. But no matter how a Quilt of Valor is given, the impact it delivers is unequivocal. As one recipient said “My quilt isn’t another military medal to be placed in a box and sit on my shelf. I was moved to tears.”
– SSgt RC, US Army, Iraq ‘05
Just how much of an impact has the Quilts of Valor Foundation made? As of June, 2013 there have been over 84,975 quilts awarded to service members/veterans with still thousands in need.
When do we meet?
Our group meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.
Volunteers can come and go as they please. We collect donations of fabric and purchase additional materials with monetary donations to make pre-made QOV kits which contain everything needed to make a complete top: pattern, fabric for top, back, binding and pillowcase. The kits are distributed at guild meetings, our local quilt shops or word of mouth. Once the top is completed, it is returned and we find machine quilters to complete the quilt.
We are always looking for willing volunteers to cut, piece or quilt.
Contact: Marcia Stevens (218) 828-9116