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 #542 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 East Central Illinois area 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|
|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 eighty (80+) |
Quilts of Valor quilt tops and counting!
|Hearth & Home Block says it ALL...Thank YOU!|
|Korean Veteran Awarded his Quilt of Valor|
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