Monday, March 11, 2013

Why Quilts of Valor?

When you can’t imagine the impact of our Quilts of Valor … read this:

A Message From Linda Kau
State of Alaska Coordinator
Quilts of Valor Foundation

"I just heard from a friend who is standing in for me in Alaska while I'm away. Last night she spoke to the state winter conference for the VFW and LA VFW  Auxiliary.

After speaking a man came up and told her how his son, who had been deployed to Afghanistan last year, had been having "a hard time" and each time they talked to him they could tell it was getting worse. One day when he called home he told the family he happened to see someone with a Quilt of Valor and noticed that the label said the maker was from Homer, Alaska...........his home state. The father said that made a world of difference to his son, knowing that someone back home cared enough to make a quilt for a stranger, and that it said the soldiers are there for a good reason.

That's why we do it, isn't it?........keep on sewing ladies.  Our troops still need to know we care! They are still in harm’s way, keeping us free."

Thank you, Linda, for this reminder.  They are, indeed, why we do this.

CT Quilters QOV Group
Next Meeting Date:
Friday, Mar 15th at 10:00

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