Quilts of Valor – Eastern Missouri works with the National Quilts of Valor Foundation established by Catherine Roberts in November 2003. The Eastern Missouri group began on July 19, 2005 with 23 ladies, and they have grown to 100+ ladies that come from 10 different counties.
The QOV chapter of Missouri is the only group that design and create hand-stitched quilts as our ancestors did. As of February, 2014, they have distributed 1,350 quilts. These QOV’s have been sent to 33 different states, Germany, and Afghanistan.
The first priority for gifting quilts to veterans goes to the wounded coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan. All the quilts go to military personnel, or “anyone touched by War.”
These future family heirlooms presented to our wounded by QOV sends the message to our combat veterans that “We the People” do care about them and are concerned about their healing process. The motto of QOV, “From our Heart to your Heart”, is always represented by a hand quilted heart somewhere in the presentation quilt.
FMF is privileged to have QOV-Eastern Missouri as a supporter of our FOCUS program.