Friday, June 1, 2012

May Was A Red Letter Month

And May 16th was the red letter day for the CT Quilters Group.  On that day, Pat (a founder and leader of this QOV group) was able to deliver 6 Quilts of Valor to the James A Haley VA Hospital in Tampa, FL, on our behalf.
Entrance to Haley
Pat had the pleasure of meeting with retired Marine Corp volunteer, Commandant Willie Little, Jr and Voluntary Specialist Ronika Anderson of the Volunteer Services Division of the Tampa VA. 
Little and Anderson with a QOV
These volunteers were thrilled to receive the six quilts, each in their pillowcase presentation packages, on behalf of the Poly-Trauma Unit of the Hospital.
Quilts in pillowcase packages
Each presentation package was accompanied by a heartfelt letter of gratitude from the CT Quilters.  Each letter not only thanked each service member for their service, they also explained the Quilts of Valor program and described the part the CT Quilters played in making the quilts they were receiving.   The volunteers will award the quilts to various service members currently receiving care in the Poly-Trauma Unit.
The CT Quilters have more quilts in process and look forward to making more donations of quilts as we aspire to cover and comfort as many of our service men and women as possible.  If you would like to join this group, please click on the “How to Help” button at the top of this webpage.
Pat with Commandant Little

1 comment:

  1. It was with great pleasure that I was able to take our first quilts plus one from the Venice Isle Quilters Group to those who have served our country with great honor.

    We are currently working on quilting seven (7) quilt tops. One of our biggest needs is to have twin size cotton/poly (80/20) new batting donated to help complete these quilts. Any donations are welcomed.

    At our next meeting we will be working on completeing two quilt tops in a more country theme from squares donated to our group. As always part of our group will be cutting donated fabrics and making kits for people to complete. Join us we have a good time and always gab over lunch. Usually quilters eat chocolate, this group is hooked on lunch.

    We encourage you to check out a block kit to sew while you are shop hopping at Crafty Threads during the June shop hop.

    Thanks for all your donations, making blocks for us to use and of course continued thanks to Kathy for the blog, Barb for the meeting place and the CT Quilters for their work.

    Pat - CT Quilter