Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Quilts of Valor February

One of the ways that we learn about Veterans that could use some of our Love ( in the form of a Quilt of Valor) is Individual Requests.  A nominator will go to the QOVF website and click on Request a QOV - that information then goes to the State Coordinator.

So I compile all of those, and we host a presentation at one of our sew days when we have the Quilts ready.  The last one happened in January - and it was a blast. I shared the photo of all the Recipients sitting with their quilts - but now I have some better photos ( courtesy of my husband)

Are you ready??  I just realized I have a LOT of photos - so lets call this part 1, and I will share the rest tomorrow?  That's a lot of love to look at!!

This was our first recipient - and I know I fell in love - a WWII, Korean and Vietnam Veteran - AND - boy did he look sharp in his uinform!!!

Then we got to wrap him in his quilt!!

I always start our presentations about What a Quilt of Valor is

Why they are so much more than a blanket
and how much love goes in to creating one

I tell them about our Blocks and pieces that come from all over the world
and the love that is being shared

Then I call a recipient up and I talk about their military history.
Let me tell you - as I am learning about each veteran in preparation for this presentation
I learn A LOT of history I didn't know!!!

Then I tell everyone about the history of the quilt

Where it originated from, whether it was a part of a many block quilt

Where it traveled to get finished

and then I make them sit up front 

Of course - that's more so that I don't get stared at the whole time!!

Come back tomorrow for more!!!


phxquilt said...

Sounds like a rewarding and enlightening time. Keep up the good work.

The Quilting Elf said...

Very special presentation! Thanks for all the photos of the men who made America great.
Kathy T. in Tampa

The Quilting Elf said...

Ooops - "men and WOMEN", of course!
Kathy T.

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work our veterans deserve all the love we can give them for the freedom we enjoy every day.

Kate said...

That's a lot of talking about history. But it's a worth while for all those smiles.