Monday, December 3, 2012

Quilts in the Garden: Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha’s Botanical Gardens

Each November, the Lauritzen Gardens Guild sponsors Quilts in the Garden a weekend of fabric, fun and flora, featuring a stunning display of botanically-themed quilts set against the garden’s fall chrysanthemum show.

For the past two years, the Show has also featured a display of Quilts of Valor and a very special presentation of the quilts to Nebraska and Iowa combat veterans touched by war. On Veteran’s Day, 11 QOVs were presented in a poignant and moving ceremony. The audience was particularly touched when one of the returning warriors carried his newborn daughter with him to receive his quilt.

Many thanks to the Lauritzen Garden Guild volunteers who made and quilted all 11 of the QOVs.

Submitted by

Sara Kenny
Central Midwest Region Coordinator (NE, IA, KS)
Quilts of Valor Foundation

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