Rock Solid. That’s my impression of the mission and character of the organization Quilts of Valor and the thousands of people who give of their time and talents to help injured Armed Service Members. One of the Quilts of Valor volunteers, Karen Demaree, was my guest during the Nancy’s Corner Segment on Sewing With Nancy. If you don’t already know about Quilts of Valor, here’s an introduction.
The Quilts of Valor Mission
This group of thousands of volunteers makes and presents quilts to wounded and injured Armed Service members and their families. Their mission is to cover all those service members and veterans touched by war with a Quilt of Valor (QOV). These quilts measure 55″ x 65″ to 72″ x 87″ and are made of only the best quality fabrics. To date over 66,000 quilts have been presented, and the number grows every day.
Watch my interview with QOV representative online
As most of you who read this blog know, Sewing With Nancy shows—52 in total— are available online as well as on PBS and through DVD. My interview with Karen is only five minutes long, yet it’s very telling. After watching, I know you’ll plan a way that you can help the QOV cause.
How you can help
My initial thought was to list all the ways that you can help with this noble and worthy cause. Then I realized, why repeat what’s already done! The Quilts of Valor website says it all.
Quilts of Valor Inspiration
Every year at Nancy’s Notions Sewing Weekend there is a quilting challenge. In 2011, QOV was the challenge. Fifty quilts were donated and displayed. It was a touching exhibit. I’ve randomly chosen a few quilts to share with you. You can tell that these quilts were sewn with love!
Have you made a Quilt of Valor?
Tell us about your quilt and experiences.
The random winner of an autographed copy of A Perfect Cut donated by Dodi Poulsen was Juanita Proctor. LOVE the Summer Solstice. I made a Dresden Plate quilt as a gift for my daughter. This would certainly have made it easier! I love it when someone comes up with an elegant solution to a knotty problem!
Bye for now,