So far this year we’ve been getting back on track, reconnecting with the local chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America.
We have had six individual presentations so far, as well as a group presentation to four combat veterans.
On October 30, we plan to present Quilts of Valor to six combat veterans at the State Police Marina in Point Pleasant.
On November 14, we plan to present twenty Quilts of Valor to the veterans of the Pilgrim Baptist Church in Red Bank.
Check back for photos of these events.
On July 26 2020, we presented a Quilt of Valor to James, a 98 year old World War II veteran. James is a Marine who fought at Iwo Jima, Guadalcanal, and Saipan. He said "It's nice not to be forgotten."
On November 6th, Stephanie and Anne presented five Quilts of Valor to Vietnam Veterans at the monthly meeting of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 12 at the Oakhurst VFW. Click on the link above to view photos of the presentations.
On March 31, we presented a Quilt of Valor to Ken, a veteran of Desert Storm. Ken served with the NJ National Guard. The presentation was held at the NJ National Guard Militia Museum in Sea Girt NJ.
On November 3rd, 2018 we presented our 100th Quilt of Valor! The recipient is a Vietnam veteran. He served as a helicopter crew chief during the war and received a Purple Heart after being wounded in combat. The quilt we presented was a signature block quilt containing messages of thanks from the community.
Since our RRQ group began making Quilts of Valor in 2015, we have made and presented quilts to combat veterans and active duty military in our local communities. The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans who have been touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.
June 17, 2018 –
Our Quilts of Valor group was invited to participate in a Flag Day ceremony at Bedwell Elementary School in Bernardsville and present QOVs to local veterans from VFW Post 7858. There were 21 veterans! The group included World War II veterans, veterans of the Korean War and nine Vietnam veterans.
Feb 21, 2017- QOV presentation at VFW 4703 for WWII Veterans
Quilts of Valor Foundation Mission:
The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover all service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor (QOV). Individual quilters and quilt groups around the country use their skills to create quilt tops and finished quilts for our wounded service personnel. Longarm quilters also volunteer their time to quilt the tops into quilt sandwiches which are returned to the quilter for binding. The quilter sends the completed quilt to the final destination, as directed by the QOVF coordinator, where it is presented to a wounded service member.