Quilts of Valor (QOV) is a National Program, the purpose of which is to honor and thank service men and women who have suffered either physical or mental trauma during their service to our country. This is done by making a quilt, usually with patriotic colors & presenting it to the service person in a presentation bag, usually a pillow case (also in patriotic colors) with which a thank you card is enclosed along with care and washing instructions.
Our Kingman Quilters Guild chose to start making Quilts of Valor for our local Wounded Warriors. We have chosen to limit the area in which we present the QOVs, to residents of Mohave County. Our program is not part of the National Program, but we use their guidelines. The suggested size is 54″ x 67″. Minimal size is suggested no smaller than 50″ x 60″ and maximum suggested size is 72″ x 87″. It is also requested that you use quilt store quality fabric. Please do not use muslin for the backing. The guild furnishes the batting and our long arm quilters will quilt each quilt for $50.00 unless it is an oversize, then there will be an extra charge.
We started this program November of 200, and have done it annually since that date. We present the quilts in a ceremony held at the Mohave Museum of History & Arts in Kingman. Our ceremony is usually held the Saturday after Veteran’s Day at 2:00PM. The quilts are completely voluntarily created and hold a special place in each recipient’s heart. If a recipient is unable to attend the ceremony, we will see that he or she receives their quilt at a date of their convenience. We ask our guild members to submits Wounded Warrior’s names, phone numbers & addresses, if possible, through out the year, to the Quilt of Valor Committee.