Quilts of Valor
Jackie Heyne and Sandi Philgren, OQG Past Presidents, met with the Quilts of Valor California group early in 2008. They were asked to head up a committee for the OQG. The OQG small group, PMS (Sandi Philgren, Dee Davis, Page Bidne, Kerby Selmer and Gail Bant) volunteered to be the committee for this ambitious project.
Quilts of Valor Committee meets to work on quilts from 12pm to 4 pm on 4th Saturday of the month at A Quilting Place, 11019 I St, Omaha, NE 68137, (402) 884-2096.
According to the Quilts of Valor Foundation website:
“The mission of the QOV Foundation is to cover ALL war wounded and injured service members and veterans from the War on Terror whether physical or psychological wounds with Wartime quilts called Quilts of Valor (QOVS).”
We are committed to those veterans living in Iowa and Nebraska.
Our plan is to make blocks for quilts. Directions for the Friendship Star block are linked in the left hand column. We will accept blocks at each OQG monthly meeting. Look for the drop off place at the end of the membership table.
We will also accept donations or red/white/blue or Americana fabrics.
When we have enough blocks the committee, and whoever else would like to help, will piece the tops and sandwich the quilts. We will be asking guild members to long arm or machine quilt the tops and volunteers will bind the quilts.
We will be asking for contacts of military persons who have been injured in the current countries where there is war going on now. In addition, if any guild member would like to submit the name and contact information of an injured veteran, please contact the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Quilts made for Quilts of Valor should have a width between 55 and 72 inches, and a length between 65 and 90 inches. Quilts that are a little larger or smaller are also accepted. The committee will also gladly accept blocks, which they will work into quilts.