Sunday, January 8, 2012

Spotlight Sunday

This Weeks Spotlight Sunday is J. Marie - she is the Oregon Coordinator for Quilts of Valor. Just listening to the areas that she covers.... this girl needs her own helicopter!!!

Being an Army brat and an ex-military wife now married to an Airforce Vietnam Vet with a son-in-law who has seen 2 deployments and is in the process of a medical discharge and also 2 nephews (1 still active 1 not) I am very passionate that our troops receive all the care and thank-you's we can give them. 

My 11 year old grandson is adament he is going in the Army when he grows up so he can be like his great-grandfather (my dad) a true quiet hero who told his story in public at the traveling wall this year for the first time ever since his return in May of 1968.  He is the recipiant of the DSC(Distinguished Service Cross) for saving 9 of his men's lives the night he was injured.  I have been quilting for 40+ years and his was the first QOV I made. 

This picture is of  The Quilt of Valor with him and myself when I presented it to him at our local quilt show.

J. Marie has sewing groups going all over the state. She has one in Weston , Ukiah, and the  Salem/Eugene area.  They are working on a presentation of 68 quilts for a helicopter group that returned in July.

If you are interested in getting involved in one of these groups feel free to contact J. Marie. She is the Oregon coordinator, listed on the Regional Coordinators page of the site.

OH!!! And she has a sew in coming up in Pendleton... sure wish I could fly out there. I have been to Pendleton with my dad!! We loved it!!  Here is the info if you can join in!

January 14, 2012, 10:00 am to 4:00pm
Thimbles Fabric-N-More
1849 Westgate Place
Pendleton, OR 541-278-7910
Come help us make quilts to cover those who have helped to keep our way of life Free.
Kits will be available
Have your own QOV you're working on bring it .
Maybe, we can help you finish it.
Don't know how to quilt come
"Under our Wings"
and we will help you learn.
Donations of fabric, thread and cash welcome and needed.
Quilts of Valor Foundation a National Non-Profit Foundation,
founded by Catherine Roberts
covering and caring for those touched by war who keep us FREE.
Bring your sewing machine, tools and a sack lunch and join us for a day of fun and service to those who have served for us.
For More Info:
J. Marie Norris, Oregon State Coordinator