Quilts of Valor
Our Quilts of Valor (QOV) group is The Quilting Sisters of Florida Group #16064. We are all volunteers and make QOV for deserving veterans in our local counties. We have members from our guild and a group leader. You do not need to be a member to assist our group making QOV. Our group buys fabric for our quilts with donations. Contact our group leader if in need of fabric for a quilt donation.
We have QOV workshops once per month. However, due to Covid-19, we are currently not meeting. Until we are able to hold workshops, we are completing blocks individually at home, dropping them off at our Guild during the drop off/pick up times twice a month, and volunteering to take the blocks home to join into individual quilts. We have many volunteers who piece, longarm quilt, and bind.
The minimum size of a QOV is 55" x 65" and are usually red, white, and blue, but other colors are acceptable, such as black, gold, and maroon. We give QOV to both female and male veterans. We try to make some quilts for specific service ranks and branches of service. Along with our embroidered quilt labels, specific to the recipient, it makes our Quilts of Valor both an individual honor and a family heirloom.
If you would like to request a quilt for a veteran, go to http://QOVF.org and enter the name, address, phone, and service of the veteran, and your name as the nominator. This is also where you will find information about Quilts of Valor and its mission.