The Lincoln Quilters Guild has awarded two $1,000 scholarships to University of Nebraska at Lincoln students for quilt-related research projects.
What size is a Quilt of Valor?
Generally, a QOV is a lap-size quilt: Minimum size: 55” x 65“, Maximum size: 72” x 90”
What fabrics are used to make a Quilt of Valor?
Choose fabrics that are high quality, high thread count, 100% cotton, not previously used.
Choose fabric you would want to have in the best quilt you own.
What colors are used to make a Quilt of Valor?
The most popular colors are red, white and blue. Patriotic fabrics are generally loved. However, not all recipients want red, white and blue quilts, so feel free to choose other color palettes as well.
About 10% of the recipients are women, but, in general, they do not request ultra-feminine quilts.
How can I get involved???
1.Make a quilt; if you have the ability to do the whole thing, go for it!
2.Make a quilt top and provide backing; you can get it quilted for free by requesting a longarmer at www.qovf.org.
3.Donate patriotic fabrics, batting and/or money
4.Sponsor a quilt
5.Make a pillowcase—all Quilts of Valor are washed and placed in a pillowcase or presentation case, for protection and ease of carrying.
We now have THREE meeting places and sew-ins each month!
1st Sunday: Hancock's (Lincoln) from 12:30-4:00pm
2nd Saturday: IQSC, from 10:00am to 2:30pm
3rd Sunday: VFW Hall (West A in Lincoln) from 1:00 to 5:00pm
All are invited. Bring your own QOV projects and supplies.
For more information, contact Julia.Schroeder@qovf.org or Sara.Kenny@qovf.org