Quilts of Valor is a nationwide organization that volunteers to make quilts that are given to our country’s veterans of World War Two, the Korean War, and lately, the Vietnam War. The original group was started here in the Maryland/Delaware area by a woman who gave a quilt to the Walter Reed hospital. One of the doctors mentioned to her that it would wonderful if more of their veterans could have a quilt, and so the Quilts of Valor foundation was started.
We had our first meeting on October 15, 2017 and 10 people joined the group. During this meeting it was decided to call our group PAX Sound of Freedom. Of course, everyone was very excited about the forming of the group and there was much discussion about how we would get supplies for the quilts. We are very fortunate to have Sylvia and Gerry Lague join our group as they have participated in two groups in different parts of the country. They shared a wealth of knowledge about the Quilts of Valor with us and have taken leadership of the group during the last three years. Since that time, the membership has out grown our shop space, but we still try to support them in other ways.
Maryland Vacuum and Sewing Center believes in giving back to our military men and women who have served so bravely in the defense of our nation and way of life. We have made a commitment to join the Quilts of Valor Foundation in crafting and awarding high quality quilts worthy of the sacrifices made by service members. The QOV mission statement is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor. A Quilt of Valor is our award to those who have been touched by war. It says, “thank you for your service, sacrifice and valor”, in serving our nation.
We believe in this mission and if you share our passion and are looking for a way to give back to our service members, we will put you in touch with the QOV membership committee.
Click here for QOV history: https://www.qovf.org/about-qovf/qov-history/