Care Instructions for a Quilt of Valor

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

The Quilts of Valor that we create in East Central Illinois are awarded to deserving Service Members and Veterans to Honor their service and sacrifice to our country, and to wrap them in the Love from a caring nation.  We hope and pray their Quilt of Valor will bring each QOV recipient much hope and joy.

After receiving such an award, many ask, "How do I properly care for my Quilt of Valor?  Can it be laundered?"  For the most part, you will be able to use your Quilt of Valor as you would most quilts that are constructed of cotton and/or cotton/poly fabrics and materials.  Occasionally, a Quilt of Valor may be constructed by one of our Quilt of Valor creators which includes specialty fabrics and materials that may require special care, otherwise laundering a Quilt of Valor is acceptable.

Please follow these laundry care instructions for Quilts of Valor constructed of cotton or cotton/poly blend fabrics and materials for optimal life and enjoyment of your Quilt of Valor:
  • Wash on gentle cycle using laundry care products that are gentle to colors and fabrics, NO Bleach.  A color catcher type product is recommended for Quilts of Valor constructed of bright colors - such as reds and dark blues with whites
  • Use cool or cold wash and rinse cycles
  • Dry using moderate dryer heat, or you may hang your Quilt of Valor to dry out of direct sunlight
  • Clip any loose thread tails
While your Quilt of Valor is an award, it is also meant to be used by you.  With proper care, your Quilt of Valor should last a lifetime...Please enjoy!

*Please note:  these laundry care instructions are provided as a courtesy.  Since it would be virtually impossible to anticipate every fiber and material that may be used in each Quilt of Valor, nor the laundry care products or mechanical means utilized to clean a Quilt of Valor, we cannot be held responsible, legally or otherwise, for any laundry mishap one may or may not experience.  It would be advisable, if questions arise, to consult a laundry care professional with any questions or concerns one may have regarding the proper care and maintenance of any quilt, including and especially a Quilt of ValorThank 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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