Monday, April 13, 2009

Quilts of Valor

I received the following letter in my email on Saturday. If anyone is interested in helping I'm sure it would be appreciated!

Hi Linda,
I have recently been contacted by Quilts of Valor and they are in desperate need of 600 - 700 quilts to be donated to the Warrior in Transition Battalion at Ft. Bragg, NC. Quilts of Valor is a volunteer organization which provides quilts to wounded warriors to help in their recovery. This is a wonderful organization and I am honored that they have asked me to help them.Here are the details about the quilt(s) needed for donation:
Finished quilts can be of any piecing pattern.
Red, white and blue fabrics would be their first choice, but any kind of fabrics are fine, but please, no children's fabric.
The recommended size of a donated quilts is 54 x 67 inches.
The quilts can be a maximum of 72 x 87 inches and a minimum of 50 x 60 inches.
Please, no quilts that look like flags. Flag quilts are used to cover coffins.
Because this is a request for quilts to be donated to a specific program, the Warriors in Transition Battalion, the finished quilts need to be mailed directly to Sue Wolf, a point of contact for the Warrior in Transition Battalion. Her group, The North Carolina Stars of Hope Quilters present the quilts to the wounded soldiers in person. Please contact Sue Wolf at for information on how to send your quilt to her. If you have some quilts which meet the above requirements and can be used by a wounded service person (including many women) please donate it to this worthwhile cause. The name of each person who donates a quilt from this email will be put into a drawing for a $50 Gift Certificate from Longarm University!Please feel free to forward this email to anyone you know who would like to help.On a personal note, my son-in-law is career soldier stationed at Ft. Brag. He is serving a second tour in Iraq and I pray for his, and every other soldier' s, safety every day. I was also a wife for 31 years to a Vietnam vet. Our service men and women NEED our support. A quilt is a very small price to pay for what our military does everyday to defend this great country.
Cindy Roth Longarm

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