Spencer resident Theresa Perreault, regional coordinator in Massachusetts for the Quilts of Valor
Foundation, presented each of the men with a red, white and blue quilt created by foundation members.
To the many kind hearts and souls of Quilts of Valor, your quilt warmed our family in more ways than you can imagine," said the spouse of another wounded warrior.
Formed in 2004 with only seven members, the South Carolina Quilts of Valor group today has grown to more than 50 people from across the Lowcountry.
Roberts, of the Quilts of Valor
foundation, said the mission has taken over her life and she will continue her role linking the quilt topper and long-armer to service members "until all of our wounded are covered.
Quilts of Valor
has become a widespread endeavor by communities all over the country to recognize veterans with handmade quilts.
17, I attended a ceremony at South Hills Rehabilitation Center in Eugene at which the national organization known as Quilts of Valor
presented four South Hills residents with signature quilts.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, a donation to Central MA Quilts of Valor
, 6 Ryan Road, West Townsend, MA 01474 may be made.
She is a member of the Emerald Valley Quilt Guild and makes quilts for Quilts of Hope (for the neonatal ICU at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend) and Quilts of Valor
(national effort to thank veterans for their service).
CHARLTON - Local quilting guilds have their needles bent on blanketing veterans, and a sampling of their warm, patriotic Quilts of Valor
is on exhibit at the Charlton Sewing Center through Memorial Day.
The awards ceremony was part of a National Sew Day for the Quilts of Valor
The Wachusett Barnstormers of Gardner will demonstrate radio controlled planes, Townsend's Central Massachusetts Quilts of Valor
will have a quilt on display for folks to sign to thank our veterans, Sterling's Amazing Kids Child Development Center will have an activities and crafts table for children, and Lunenburg's author/artist Nathan DiPerri will be on hand to draw caricatures.
The Lane County Quilts of Valor
group holds the first of six sewing sessions to create quilts for American military veterans at 5 p.