Two Groups Work On Quilts for Veterans
PVQA Quilts for Veterans
Each year PVQA members make and deliver roughly 100 lap quilts to the VA Hospital in Palo Alto, to be distributed among the wounded soldiers who are recovering from various military conflicts. These men and women can be injured physically, mentally, emotionally, or all of the above.
We are happy to report that the VA is once again accepting our quilts for their wounded soldiers. They need lap quilts, 36” x 48” (3 x 4 feet) due to many of the soldiers being wheelchair bound.
If you choose to make a quilt for this cause, we ask that you honor these men and women with attractive, well-made, finished quilts (i.e., quilted and bound) appropriate for either gender. Give a quilt you can be proud of, and one the recipient can treasure and use for a long time.
Quilts of Valor
The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation (QOVF) is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.
Approximately 170,000 quilts have been awarded to members of the service and the effort continues to cover these men and women with a warm and loving quilt. Nominations for awarding these quilts to service members and veterans can be made through the PVQA QOV group or on the QOVF website (www.qovf.org).
Members of PVQA have been working on this project for several years and welcome everyone to quilt with us or quilt on their own following the QOVF guidelines. QOVF will connect toppers with longarmers to complete the mission.
The PVQA Quilts of Valor small group meets the first and third Friday of the month from 10:00 am to 12:pm in Paradise Park, Santa Cruz.