Handi Quilter is pleased to share this invitation from Marianne Fons and the QOVF (Quilts of Valor Foundation). We hope that many of you will find the time and generosity to share your quilting skills in this tremendous effort on behalf of US veterans.
Hello Handi Quilter quilters and retailers!
Here’s an opportunity for you to put your machine quilting skills to good use for a very good cause!
Each month, Quilts of Valor Foundation awards approximately 1000 quilts, each a healing THANK YOU to a combat veteran.
As you may know, Quilts of Valor (QOVs) are a way for civilians to honor military service members. They go to WW II vets, Korean and Vietnam War vets, Gulf War vets, Afghanistan and Iraq War vets—any military service member who has been touched by war.
Within a few months, QOVF will award its 100,000th Quilt of Valor.
None of these awards would be possible without machine quilters like you.
Across America, our thousands of volunteer “toppers” make beautiful red, white, and blue tops. Volunteer machine quilters quilt them. But we don’t have enough machine quilters!
Would YOU be willing to machine quilt one, or maybe two quilts for Quilts of Valor Foundation each month? Our toppers will ship you the top and backing. You provide the batting, thread, and your time.
With many service members returning from the Mideast, WWII vets dying, and Vietnam vets aging, requests for QOVs are growing.
Won’t you help us?
To find out more, just send a note to our QOVF Longarm Coordinators Jim and Joan Wobbleton, at jandj.wobbleton@QOVF.org
Please tell them Marianne Fons sent you!
Marianne Fons, QOVF volunteer