The Quilts of Valor Foundation is a national 501 (c) (3) organization whose mission “is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor”. The movement was begun in 2003 by Catherine Roberts of Delaware with, literally, a dream about her son who was deployed to Iraq. The undertaking has since spread to all 50 states, and for more information go to www.qovf.org
LNT jumped on the bandwagon in 2015. Our participation has continued as an annual project with the quilt being pieced at the June daytime meeting, quilted at the July Quilt-a-Thon , bound by generous volunteers and presented to a worthy recipient with a ceremony at Amvets Post 9 on Shelby Street.
Here is a picture from the last QOV presentation, made by Marylou Jacob for her son.