QUILTS OF VALOR
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The Quilts of Valor Foundation (QOVF) is a national organization founded in 2003 by “Blue Star” mom Catherine Roberts. With a son deployed in Iraq - a gunner sitting atop a Humvee – she felt ten seconds away from panic 24 hours a day, every day. It was during that time her son was deployed that she conceived the idea of comforting veterans with quilts. This foundation (www.qovf.org) has grown over the years and has awarded more than 250,000 quilts to veterans and active military who have given so much to our country.
The Miami Valley Quilters' Guild became active with QOVF beginning in November 2012, with a “Make A Star for a Veteran” block drive. Over 100 12” finished quilt blocks were donated that year and made into our first Quilts of Valor. This block drive is now an annual favorite, and our members make and donate between 200–400 blocks each year. Individuals can enjoy their favorite part of quilting (piecing, quilting, or binding) or make complete quilts. Groups also work together at monthly sew-ins at an area quilt shop. The guild has now awarded over 350 Quilts of Valor since that November 2012 meeting!
To request more information about how to nominate a family member or friend to receive a Quilt of Valor, please click on the email icon at the bottom of this page. Your email will be forwarded to the Guild's Quilts of Valor coordinator who will be in contact with you. We would love to honor your nominee!