What is a Quilt of Valor?
A Quilt of Valor (QOV) is a wartime quilt made to honor our war wounded and those service-members and veterans who have been affected by war. It is the quilter’s tangible way to say “Thank you for your service, sacrifice and valor in the defense of our country.”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 meet the 2nd Saturday of each month at IQSC, from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Bring your own project or contact Julia if you need a QOV kit to sew. Also, bring a sack lunch (we can store lunches in the fridge at the IQSC).
QOVs are awarded each month at the VA Coffeehaus, Lincoln VA Campus Auditorium; 3rd Friday of each month from 11:00am to 1:00pm. All are welcome to attend.
For more information, contact Julia Schroeder, Lincoln QOV Group Leader at email@example.com
or Sara Kenny, Nebraska QOV State Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org