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Thread: donating quilts

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    Has anyone heard of, or participated in Quilts Of Valor? qovf.org is an organization of people all over the country who make quilt tops, and those longarm quilters who donate their skills, and together they make beautiful quilts for the wounded soldiers returning from Iraq.

    My aunt makes a steady stream of these quilt tops when she's not at work in the CICU.

    I got her started in quilting, and she has asked me often enough that I am getting ready to start my first quilt for QOV.

    I would like to know if anyone else out there is a part of this, or some other quilts for charity type organization?

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    would like to find out about this org.m...my little bro. is in bagdad right now.God bless him and all the other soliders over there

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    I have made a quilt for them and also my quilt club has made four or five. My son received one when he was wounded last year. If you want more information, the website is http://www.qovf.org/. Great group of folks.

    God Bless America!!

    Quiltmaker 101 - I am originally from Robertsdale AL. I will be in town June visiting my folks.

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    I have not made a quilt for them yet... I made some blocks for a lady who was on a quilt list with me. She collected the blocks from different quilters and then used them to make quilts for QOV. It is on my to do list, but right now I am working on 4 quilts for a shelter for homeless women where a friend's husband is chaplain. Once those are done, I hope to do at least one QOV quilt this year.

    Barb

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    Lynne, when you are in town, we should try to meet up. For dinner or something.

    You can email me when you know your plans at pensaquilts@yahoo.com

    Nice to know someone from the board will be close by!

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    I just sent off my first quilt for this group to a chaplain in northern
    California. The website is very inspiring and the director, Catherine, is always very responsive to inquiries and appreciative of all the work from QOV participants. These quilts are made with caring hearts and loving hands and we usually don't hear back from the recipients. You can be very proud to quilt for this group.

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    Hopefully I will be sending mine off at the end of the week. I still have to make the quilt labels and cases.

    EQ - did you make cases for yours?

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    Lynn, I did make a case for mine because the destination form indicated one was needed. Labels, and now cases, are the two aspects of quiltmaking I like the least. I did request a receipt and enclosed a self-addressed stamped envelope for the chaplain to return to me but after two weeks, I have received nothing. My mail confirmation from the post office confirming their receipt is the only documentation I have for tax purposes, which does not carry the same weight as an official receipt. Maybe I'll still get it.

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    The Quilting Sisters Guild in Leesburg FL is a very big participant in QOV. They will be happy to give you any info you need. Our President personally delivers quilts to Hailey Veterins hospital in Tampa.

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    Yes, I am involved and just sent my fifth quilt. The Red Cross Volunteer at Andrews AFB wrote that he was glad we include cases for these quilts as some of the wounded have trouble carrying them. My most recent one also has two straps handles. This same volunteer related that a lad had what remained of his legs covered with a woolen blanket. He said it was itchy and was glad to have a cotton covering.

    It is my aim to make one quilt a week or 50 a year. Once I made the commitment, I asked the Lord to give me a design. My quilts are of this design only with different fabrics.

    I am so glad several of you are involved also.

    Suzanne


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