QOV in the Headlines

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Below are articles from Google Alert News Service on Quilts of Valor.  We also have contributions from our QOVF community.  We present these headlines and news briefs soley as a FYI.  Opinions and images do not necessarily reflect those of QOV Foundation.

451st AEW Receives Quilts to Comfort Wounded
Through association with relatives and friends, Chap. (Capt.) Paul Joyner, 451st Air Expeditionary Wing chaplain at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, was able to establish a connection with the SCQOV and is able to receive the quilts in his office directly. The 451st AEW chaplains started receiving the quilts last week and have been able to distribute about 22 of them to the medical facilities here.
http://www.kdab.afcent.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123219530


Homemade Quilts Warm Soldiers Hearts
Approximately fifteen quilts were distributed to Soldiers who work at the Maneuver Area Training Equipment Site  (MATES) building at Camp Ripley. The Quilts of Valor have the names of each person on a corner who contributed to piecing them together along with a special message to each Soldier. “When you see this, remember me,” quilter Lucille wrote.  “Each stitch is a thank you and prayer for your good health.”
http://www.minnesotanationalguard.org/press_room/e-zine/articles/index.php?item=2792


Gift From Guild Helps Mom Heal
For Darlene Kelly, celebrating her son helps a small part of her heart find healing. “There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t miss him,” the Portsmouth resident said. “I miss him so much.” Kelly’s son, Shawn Duncan, was killed in action while serving in Iraq.
http://www.qovf.org/content/gift-from-guild-helps-mom-heal.html


Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs News
When the Soldiers of the Wisconsin Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 147th Aviation Brigade arrive at Fort Hood, Texas June 20, it's quite possible that more than 400 quilts will be waiting there for them.

According to Wieck, American Legion member Mike Rohan requested 404 quilts for the 147th - a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter battalion which will head to Iraq in several weeks - less than three weeks ago. That's a tall order by any measure.

One quilt was presented to Lt. Col. Martin Pond, commander of the 147th, during a sendoff ceremony Friday, June 18 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. "This is one of the most beautiful gifts I have ever seen," Pond replied, prompting a standing ovation from the battalion. ...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wiguardpics/sets/72157624180975981/


Ft. Benning Restrepo Screening Followed By Quilt Award Ceremony
During the screening of the film Restrepo, at Ft. Benning, Tim & SGM Caldwell were awarded quilts the Quilts of Valor Foundation. These quilts are given to soldiers who have been "touched by war." Both Tim & Sebastian were accorded a rare honor, being two of the few civilians who have received these handmade quilts. They were touched and honored.
http://kitchendispatch.blogspot.com/2010/07/on-road-with-restrepo-ft-benning-ft.html


ABC Affiliate WVEC Channel 13 News, Interviews The Tidewater Quilters Guild
The Guild's current quilt count is eight short of 1,000 quilts.  As soon as they get eight quilts finished with labels and letters they will be in the mail to Landstuhl hospital in Germany. The video interview will also be posted on WVEC's website, www.wvec.com after it airs on TV ...
http://www.wvec.com


Quilters' Guild Of East Texas
Other Bees have been making quilts for the Fisher Houses, homes for military families receiving medical care at military hospitals, and Quilts of Valor, ...
http://www.c-bstatesman.com/news/2010-06-16/Whats_Happening/QUILTERS_GUILD_OF_EAST_TEXAS.html


Land of Lincoln QOV: Batavia Quilt Show July 16 - 18
Patriotic quilts are first chosen by the service members but others are acceptable too. Keep in mind 1 in 10 recipients will be female, so avoid "frilly" feminine quilts most of the time. * Label quilt as a "Quilt of Valor" with name of ...
http://lolqov.blogspot.com/2010/06/batavia-quilt-show-july-16-18.html


York County Coast Star calendar of events | SeacoastOnline.com
Evergreen Quilt Guild: Members will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. at St. David's Episcopal Church, Route 1, two miles south of Kennebunk Village. Speaker will be from the local chapter supporting our troops through the "Quilts of Valor" program ...
http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20100617-ENTERTAIN-6170356


Quilt of Valor warms heart of local Vietnam veteran - Highland NL ...
More than likely, the first image to come to mind upon mention of a quilt is not the military. However, just as a quilt is composed of patchwork from ...
http://www.bnd.com/2010/06/16/1295916/quilt-of-valor-warms-heart-of.html


San Diego County Fair - Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA 06-23 ...
Del Mar Fairgrounds - Wednesday, June 23, 2010 4:00 pm - Home and Hobby: Quilts Of Valor Demo ...
http://www.americantowns.com/ca/delmar/events/san-diego-county-fair-10


Local Dairy Farm Hosts Quilt Makers | WEEK News 25 - News, Sports ...
Since 2005, The Quilts of Valor Foundation has created and provided more than 26000 quilts for wounded soldiers fighting for our country. ...
www.centralillinoisnewscenter.com/news/.../92786054.html?...


RevThom: Sermon: "Where Does Peace Begin?" (Delivered 5-9-10)
By RevThom
Some of our quilters have been involved in the “Quilts of Valor” program, a way of showing tenderness and care to those harmed by war. At the same time we have worked to provide support services to Iraqi refugees living in the Kansas ...
RevThom - http://revthom.blogspot.com/


Dianne's Spinning Spools: Quilts of Valor
By Dianne
Today I finished and turned in a quilt to Quilts of Valor. Quilts of Valor is an organization whose mission is to provide a quilt for all the wounded soldiers, whether physically or emotionally, who have served in the War on Terror. ...
Dianne's Spinning Spools - http://diannesquilts.blogspot.com/


Fergus Falls Public Schools - Students create quilts for soldiers
Students in the textiles class at Fergus Falls High School recently completed nine quilt tops for wounded soldiers through the Quilts of Valor project. ...
www.fergusfalls.k12.mn.us/index.php?option=com...


Neighborhood Extra | Women
Pillowcase Project – over 1000 pillowcases have been made for donation to the People's City Mission, Quilts of Valor, and other social service agencies; ...
www.neighborhoodextra.com/.../doc4be88fae7cdfd84550979...


“EWES”-FUL INFORMATION
our Quilts of Valor Bee) quilts for our wounded soldiers return- ing from the wars in Iraq and. Afghanistan. We have received many donations of money, quilt ...
sheepcampquiltsupply.com/.../Sheep%20Camp%20Newsletter...


AIQ 2010 MAY
The Charity Quilt Ladies. (see Small Groups) work on these quilts. • Quilts of Valor (Gail Niedernhofer) - bed sized quilts for wounded service men and ...
www.aiquilters.com/doc/AIQ2010MAY.pdf


Redbud Guild to display 200 quilts at show » Community » The ...
A large ongoing charity project is the Quilts of Valor program. Redbud members make quilts for returning soldiers that are distributed through the Veterans ...
heraldbulletin.com/.../Redbud-Guild-to-display-200-quilts-at-s...

West Kentucky Star - News
Thirty-six quilters from Quilts of Valor in Minnesota had overnighted in Paducah after delivering 610 quilts the previous day to soldiers at Fort Knox, ...
www.westkentuckystar.com/.../Minnesota-Quilting-Group-Gra...


Mel's quilting blog: I'm here
By Mel
Mel: Someone who loves quilting and is trying to use up all my stash, or at least reduce it. I love doing charity quilting and work with Quilts Of Valor (QOV). View my complete profile ...
Mel's quilting blog - http://melsquiltingblog.blogspot.com/


The BunkHouse: Al Lind: American Hero

By Ann Wight~
That's how he began cutting cotton strips for his neighbor, a quilter. She told him about Quilts of Valor. When Al found out more about the effort, he put hours in each day cutting fabric for others as well. Within a few weeks, ...
The BunkHouse - http://bunkhousequilts.blogspot.com/