The Quilts of Valor is a foundation thats mission is to cover ALL those service- members and veterans touched by war with Wartime Quilts called Quilts of Valor (QOVs). This foundation is not about politics. It's about people.
During the Quilts of Valor Day we encourage you to bring your own sewing machine to use, if possible. We will have sewing machines set up for those who do not have a sewing machine as well as pre-cut fabric available for anyone who wants to come and make a quilt block or stay and make several that will go into a QOV quilt.
We will have a predetermined block pattern that you will follow that is simple enough for anyone to use in making their block. No sewing experience needed! We have had men, women, and children attend and make a block. Some children even as young as 4 years old!
We will also have quilts that you may volunteer to bind. You may also choose to make a pillowcase. The pillowcases are used to put the Quilts of Valor in for distribution. If you do decide to make a pillowcase. You may also choose to bring your own fabrics, but we ask that you use only red, white, and blues to make your pillowcase. Look below for the fabric requirements to make a pillowcase. Contact the Sue or James Christian for information on making the pillow cases.
Sue's Quilting Company strive to remember our military combat veterans with a Quilt of Valor. It’s not necessary for you to attend meetings to be part of our group as you can sew blocks and or quilts for a deserving veteran at your home and drop them off at the guild upon completion. Contact Sue or James Christian for more information.
Sue's Quilting Company will hosts ceremonies to present quilts to local veterans several times each year. While all patriotic quilts made by SQCO & volunteers are donated, the Quilts of Valor donation quilts must meet specific QOV guidelines for presentation to combat veterans. These guidelines come from both the QOV national organization and the SQCO committee.
- The quilt top should be 62 x 72 inches or slightly larger as a uniform size is desirable for the quilt presentation ceremony.
- Only cotton fabric, thread and batting may be used for quilts. Exposure to chemical agents while in service causes some veterans extreme sensitivity to polyester and other synthetics.
- Piecing a quilt that resembles or replicates the American flag is NOT permitted. Fabrics having American flags printed on them are permitted.
- Wash and dry the completed quilt with unscented laundry products to eliminate odors and allergens.
- Labels for Quilts of Valor will be provided for quilts. Please do not apply a label.
- Do not include political or religious-themed fabrics or motifs.
Our Quilts of Valor Day:
Due to CoVid-19 - We have restricted in person, on-sight QOV Days temporarily - We are monitoring the spread and as soon as it is safe to resume. We will add our dates in this section.