|Our Doris receives a Thank YOU for her Land of Lincoln Quilt of Valor|
We were proud to have contributed to this wonderful endeavor, and delighted when the actual QOV Awarded Veteran sent his heart-felt Thank You to our Doris.
|Quilt of Valor Thank You from the Awarded Veteran|
|Land of Lincoln QOV|
From time to time, a call goes out across our country, with a need for Quilts of Valor to be created and awarded to honor our Service Members and Veterans at a very special upcoming Veteran's Day event. A few months ago, one of those calls went out from the Texas Bell County Museum. Our group made a decision to contribute one of our Quilts of Valor to this worthy effort.
Twenty-five (25) Quilts of Valor were chosen to hang in this special exhibit honoring our Veterans. Our Group was so honored that our Land of Lincoln QOV was one of them.
We chose one of our Doris's recently created Quilt of Valor - the Land of Lincoln QOV. We prepared it to be displayed in the Bell County Museum prior to be awarding to a Veteran over our 2017 Veteran's Day Celebrations.
Land of Lincoln QOV - labelled, ready for hanging sleeve,
prior to shipping to the Bell County Museum
Preparing a Quilt of Valor to be temporarily displayed in any exhibit or museum, requires specific preparation techniques, including proper labelling and attaching a hanging sleeve, prior to shipping or delivering to the designated exhibit or museum contact. In this case our Texas Bell County Museum contact was Laura.
|Attaching a hanging sleeve...|
|...via the Fons & Porter method|
What a prestigious honor to have one of our Quilts of Valor chosen to hang in this wonderful Quilt of Valor exhibit...Thanks, Laura!
We also decided on the Eagle Quilt of Valor Doris & I created to be awarded by Doris to a very special Veteran in her family.
|Eagle Quilt of Valor|
It's been an incredible year. Our group's original goal was to create and award twenty (25) Quilts of Valor in 2017. We far exceeded that goal. East Central IL QOV has been privileged to create and award 103 Quilts of Valor to honor and cover our area's Service Members and Veterans.
Thanks goes out to ALL our invaluable Volunteers and our area donors who continue to support our QOV efforts in so many ways. Without ALL of You, we would never be able to honor our Service Members and Veterans through Quilts of Valor...Thank YOU!
UPDATE - Doris Awards her Quilt of Valor
|Eagle QOV Awarded to Vietnam Veteran|
Happy New Year EVERYONE,
Deb Lindley/Founder/Group Leader
East Central IL QOV
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"Striving to Honor and Cover our East Central Illinois Service Members and Veterans touched by war One Quilt of Valor at a time...Come Join Us!"