Quilts of Valor: Under Your Wing Sewing Workshop!
Some Gave Their All for Honor & Comfort!
When Country Traditions sent the Rally Cry out, Quilters and Friends answered the call to serve! For three days (August 11,12,13, 2011) the Country Traditions classroom studio was buzzing with patriotic activity, laughter, and fun!
Accomplished quilt makers, or "Coaches" took "Rookies" under their wings to make quilts for the Quilts of Valor program. Some teams sewed together quilt tops on their PFAFF Sewing machines and some put the finishing quilting touches on the quilts in the Handi Quilter Long Arm Studio.
The Quilts of Valor Foundation (QOVF) has made quilts for American armed service members touched by war since 2003. So far, presenting some 34,000 quilts to wounded warriors including combat veterans from current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as from World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Recipients often comment that nothing has helped their healing process more than the comfort of the quilt they received.Read More