May 29, 2011

Quilts of Valor

This Memorial Day weekend our thoughts turn to our soldiers overseas, and the soldiers who are returning home, and soldiers laying in hospital beds recovering from injuries. Thank you for all you have done. For enduring terrible living conditions, for time spent away from your families and friends. For fighting for our freedom.

As quilters some of us volunteer our time as a long arm quilters for Quilts of Valor.

"The mission of the QOV Foundation is to cover all those service- members and veterans touched by war with Wartime Quilts called Quilts of Valor (QOVs). This foundation is not about politics. It's about people, and quilters working together to achieve a common goal."

As a team: We, topper & quilter, are humbled and honored to work together to make quilts for you, our American Warriors. Here are just a few of the quilts I have been privileged to machine quilt over the years for this worthwhile cause. Meeting and corresponding with these wonderful quilters is just one of the many perks of volunteering with the Quilts of Valor organization. Thank you to all who are serving our country. God bless you and your families.

Quilt by Sheney L.

Quilt by Barbara Winkler

Quilt by Al Lind

Quilt by Women's Group, St. Francis Episcopal Church, Fair Oaks, CA.

Quilt made by Shirley and the Snowbirds, Florida

Quilt made by Deanna B., Calif.

Quilt by Linda M.

Quilt by JoAnn and Dora

Quilt by Carol K.

Quilt by JoAnn

Quilt by Southern Calif. Quilts of Valor group and Barbara Winkler

Quilt by Carla B. E, Calif.

Quilt by Judy, Calif.

Soldier, rest! Thy warfare o'er,
Sleep the sleep that knows not breaking,
Dream of battled fields no more.
Days of danger, nights of waking.
-Sir Walter Scott


Purple Pam said...

Thank you, Angie, for working with this incredible group of volunteers. Your work is wonderful and inspiring. Bless you.

Lindah said...

Beautiful, beautiful quilts and all the more beautiful knowing the heart(s) that went into the making for these wonderful, valiant, brave men and women to whom we owe so much. Thank you for putting these up where we can admire them and be thankful for all involved, on both the giving and receiving ends.

Mary Johnson said...

They're all lovely.

I also quilt and piece some for QOV via my work with HeartStrings. Right now I'm working on several that will be given to returning soldiers here in Minneapolis this summer.

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