The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.
The Oconomowoc Quilters Guild has been involved in making Quilts of Valor since 2009.
Quilts of Valor website http://www.qovf.org/ lists the basic requirements, has free patterns, information on the program and has lots of great information! If you know someone who deserves a Quilt of Valor, here are the requirements:
- The recipient must have actually served in a war.
- You must talk to the recipient (or family member) to make sure that they would like to receive a quilt.
Please limit your requests (to the guild) to two soldiers. If you know of more than two individuals that you would like to see receive quilts, please either submit their name to the Quilt of Valor Coordinator or call up some friends/guild members and get sewing! If you present a Quilt of Valor that does not go through the guild- please go to http://forms.qovf.org/ and enter the recipients information so that they get on the national register for having received a quilt.
Know Someone Who Should Receive a Quilt of Valor?
The primary goal of the Comfort Quilt Committee is to create quilts for distribution to local charities and people in need. It is our belief and hope that our gift of a quilt will bring joy, peace and love to our community.
Each year, we select two Focus Projects. In the past, we have focused on giving quilts to the Waukesha Women's Center, wheelchair quilts for a local care facility, the VA HopTel, and Project Linus. The Oconomowoc Quilters' Guild has also provided quilts to Christmas baskets, the local school districts, fire victims and ill individuals. We average over 100 quilts given throughout the year.
If you are interested in volunteering, please join the Oconomowoc Quilters' Guild. Of course, we are always interested in donations of quilting fabrics, cotton batting, quilt tops,or monetary gifts.
Suggested Sizes for Quilts
Quilts of Valor: Minimum size is 55" x 65", Maximum is 72" x 90"
Service Quilts for Veterans: 40" x 50"
Wheel Chair quilts - 36" x 36" OR up to about 36" x 45" with two bottom corners rounded
Throws: 55" x 72"
- Child 5 or under - 45" x 60"
- Twin - 60" x 80"
- Double - 81" x 96"
Project Linus - anything from baby size to 18 years