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The Mission of The Quilts of Valor Foundation: “To cover Service Members and Veterans touched by war, with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor®”.

East Central IL QOV is a QOVF Volunteer Member Group in good standing with the National Quilts of Valor® Foundation.  Our only focus is in creating and awarding comforting and healing Quilts of Valor to honor and cover our deserving Service Members and Veterans.  Established in August, 2014, when the National QOVF Volunteer Membership Program first launched, East Central IL QOV has had the privilege to create and award over 200+ Quilts of Valor to area Service Members and Veterans throughout the 39 counties it serves.

WW II Army Air Force Veterans
WW II Veteran, Connie Richardson shares her Quilt of Valor
WW II Veteran with his family after the Award of his Quilt of Valor


WW II Naval Veteran being awarded his Quilt of Valor w/Family


WW II Veteran receives his Quilt of Valor
after returning from recent Honor Flight
WW II Veteran accepting his Quilt of Valor
Our Group also answers the call to honor and cover our wounded warriors recovering from battlefield injuries in Landstuhl, Germany, contributes Quilts of Valor to be awarded to our committed Service Members who have volunteered to escort our fallen Warriors home to their final resting place from Port Mortuary, Delaware, and continues to ship Quilts of Valor all over the United States whenever a call of need comes through the National Quilts of Valor® Foundation, as well as cover those East Central IL area Service Members and Veterans touched by war with a comforting and healing Quilt of Valor.

Vietnam Vets
Korean Veteran being Awarded his Quilt of Valor
by two of our QOVF un-sung Heroes
Vietnam Veteran proudly shares his Quilt of Valor

Deb Lindley, the Founder and Group Leader of East Central IL QOV, and her longarm quilting machine she affectionately refers to as Miss Betty, have been quilting Quilts of Valor since 2010.  In 2012 they became official longarm quilting Volunteers through the National Quilts of Valor® Foundation longarm quilting service. 

'Miss Betty' quilting a Patriotic Quilt of Valor

Then in 2014, several opportunities arose with Quilts of Valor®, including starting the first Clark County  4-H Quilts of Valor Special Interest Group, serving the National Quilts of Valor Foundation and our QOVF Volunteers, Service Members and Veterans i the capacity as East Central IL State Coordinator, and establishing the East Central Illinois Quilts of Valor Group.  Needless to say, it’s been a busy and productive few years with Quilts of Valor for Deb, the amazing East Central IL QOV Volunteer Members, and ‘Miss Betty’, resulting in LOTS of Quilts Of Valor quilts for our deserving Service Members and Veterans.

1st Clark County 4-H SPIN Club

One of our favorite cutters
Two Valued Members showing off a recently received Quilt of Valor
Our strip-quilting Diva - has contributed more than forty-three (43)
Quilts of Valor quilt tops and counting!
Membership is open to anyone who wishes to help create or award Quilts of Valor, as well as support in any way our Service Members and Veterans through the Quilts of Valor® Foundation.  East Central IL QOV will be travelling throughout their 39 county area to share the Good News about Quilts of Valor®, the Brand-NEW QOVF VolunteerMembership Program, and how you, too, may join in creating and awarding comforting and healing Quilts of Valor to honor and cover our deserving area Service Members and Veterans. 


Hearth & Home Block says it ALL...Thank YOU!

Questions?  Please contact:

Deb Lindley/Founder/Group Leader
East Central IL QOV
217.264.2051 (Direct)

“Covering our Service Members and Veterans touched by war with Quilts of Valor®…”


              

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