Lest we forget! During the month of May, Americans observe Memorial Day. This national holiday honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Military. Through the Quilter of Valor Foundation, quilters honor service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor. Several Ocean Waves Quilt Guild members create and present Quilts of Valor. Joyce Cotner and Charlotte de Ogburn will be presenting quilts at Homestead Air Reserve Base on May 12th. At the April meeting, Ann Landau and Ira Zweifler donated 6 patriotic quilt tops to the guild to be used for Quilts of Valor. Our small group We Care Quilters makes Quilts of Valor. Quilts of Valor must be made of high quality 100% cotton; red, white and blue is not required, but it is preferred; patterns and blocks of any design suitable to a patriotic theme can be used; the ideal size of the quilt is 60x80; the quilts must be machine or hand quilted, not tied. For more information and pattern ideas visit the website govf.org or speak with guild members involved in the Quilts of Valor endeavor. Thank you for your service to any member who served in the military. Memories are stitched with love.
Ocean Waves Quilt Guild
P. S. Kudos to all the members who donated items to Girl Scout Troop 279 to make "fidget quilts" to earn the Girl Scout Silver Award. I am looking forward to see what they create.
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