Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Dover Port Mortuary

Covering the Port Mortuary workers(those who receive the bodies of the fallen and respectfully prepare them for the final journey home) was a project Catherine Roberts began while living in DE, and we would like to see it continue.

Laurel Braunstein, Reg9 Coordinator, and Lenny Truitt, Financial have been attempting to cover the needs of 10 QOVS per month from within their local group in Seaford, DE. As quickly as they are able to acquire the needed amount of QOVs, they are depleted. This leaves them without QOV's to present to others in their community. Without assistance from the QOVF community around the country, they are finding it impossible to keep up with the combined needs in their small state.

If each region would commit to sending 1 quilt per month, or if 20 quilters or groups would commit to sending 1 QOV every other month, the need of 10 quilts per month could be met

Contact for further information or to volunteer. Laurel will report on the response within the next two weeks.

Quilting to Honor & Comfort,

June D. Moore


Quilts of Valor Foundation


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Calico Gals in Syracuse NY

Students from a local high school are making quilts as part of a community service project. The new Syracuse Woman magazine got wind of it and did a great article about the project. You can see the entire online version of the magazine (check out page 42!) here.

We also have a link to the magazine on our home page.

The actual event to make the quilts with the students is this Sunday, May 1st. Members of the Calico Gals staff have volunteered to be coaches.

Janet Lutz
Calico Gals
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Monday, April 18, 2011

Veterans sewing for Veterans

Had the most amazing sew day yesterday. Veterans sewing for Veterans. Several of the
Veterans that received QOVs at the December 7th presentation came together today
to pay it forward. They had never sewed a stitch but with a bit of coaxing
and guidance they made enough string blocks (120 in about 5 hours) to make 4
QOVs. They were so proud and pleased their efforts would make it possible for
others to feel the honor and comfort of a QOV.
Lori Kutch
Wenatchee, WA