Quilts of Valor (QoV) groups have been stitching quilts with love, prayers and healing thoughts since 2003 when Catherine Roberts founded the Quilts of Valor Foundation (www.qovf.org). Our mission is to honor veterans who have been touched by war with a carefully made, pieced and quilted Quilt of Valor. It says "Thank you for serving your nation through your service and sacrifice.” MMQG QoV quilters serve veterans within the 5 counties in western NC (Cherokee and Clay Counties) and northern GA (Fannin, Union, and Towns Counties). BEGINNING MAY 19, 2021, the Quilts of Valor Outreach group of MMQG will meet the FIRST THURSDAY and the THIRD WEDNESDAY of every month at the Coosa United Methodist Church in Blairsville, GA, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We have many tasks all levels of quilters can assist with in the quiltmaking process – making blocks, pressing blocks, cutting batting and backings, etc. Join us!
Requesting a Quilt of Valor is very easy. Here's how:
1. Go to the web page for the Quilts of Valor Foundation – www.qovf.org, and click on the RED BUTTON link near the top center of the page that says “Learn How to." That opens a drop-down box.
2. In the drop-down box, scroll to the link that says “Request a Quilt of Valor." Click on that, read the instructions on the page as you are scrolling down, and then click on the button at the bottom of that page that says “Request a Quilt of Valor." Then begin to enter the information that is needed to process the request. Information needed includes whether the veteran has received a quilt before or not, and basic contact information for the veteran – name, address, phone, email, their branch of service, years of service, and country or conflict where the veteran was deployed. Also, if you are not the veteran, please enter your contact information as the person nominating this veteran for a Quilt of Valor -- name, phone, and email. You can also write in any Comments you would like to make, such as which awards or medals the veteran received while serving, length of total military service, etc. The request goes to the national web page, then the state coordinator, and then the request is sent to the QoV group closest to where the veteran lives. It may take a few weeks for a confirmation email to be sent back to you as the nominator.
Thank you for nominating our honored veterans for a Quilt of Valor!