Quilts of Valor
Quilts of Valor (QOV) is an ongoing community outreach program; that is a national initiative (www.qovf.org.). This program encourages our members to participate in making quilts to be given to veterans who have returned and been affected by war. The quilt is our way to recognize the veteran’s service, dedication, and sacrifice he or she made for our country.
Workshops are held monthly to encourage members of all abilities to assist in the piecing of a Quilt of Valor quilt top and pillowcase. These quilts are made to the specifications requested by the national QOV organization. Our QOV committee communicates with the staff at the VA in South Florida to arrange the distribution of the quilts.
QOV produced 74 quilts in 2017 and 49 as of October 1, 2018; plus, there are an additional
40 tops waiting for long arm quilting which is done mostly by the QOV foundation. As you may recall, these quilts are presented to veterans in a special ceremony in which our quilters “wrap” the veterans with the quilts. Even some service dogs received matching quilts this year. Our QOV program with Diane Provost at the helm has earned a statewide reputation for the numbers of quilts as well as the quality of the quilts presented.
Our QOV news and quilts can be seen in our Newsletter every month.