Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Award Presentations!

We were very privileged today to attend the Veteran’s Group meeting at Aston Gardens, a very large retirement center here in Tampa.  Ten members of the CT Quilters Quilts of Valor Group were able to attend and assist with the presentations.

Veteran's Group Poster
QOV Info Poster

Jean S., Acting Secretary, and Bill W., Leader of the Veterans Group (Veteran-US Coast Guard), greeted the members of their group and signed up a few new members while Patricia and Janet collected names and veterans data from those who would be receiving quilts.

After a Welcome speech by Bill W, Pat N. gave a brief presentation about the Quilts of Valor Foundation and the initial founding of the CT Quilters and the role of the Crafty Threads Quilt Shop as an Under Our Wings location.

She was followed by Debbie W. our current Leader who spoke about this year’s plans and the quilters/volunteers and donations.  Linda Fentriss followed with a description of her duties as the Florida Regional Coordinator for the QOVF and all that entails.  And Diana wrapped up with our special thank you for the Veterans’ service and their sacrifices for the Freedoms we have today.

So now for the awards/presentations of quilts!
Bob L - US Navy

Carroll W - US Army

Dean S - US Navy

Dick S - US Army

Ed L - US Navy

George M - US Air Force

James P - US Army Veterinary Corp - took care of our War Dogs!

Jerry O - US Army

Joan S - US Air Force

John P - US Navy

Our own CT Quilter and QOVF FL Coordinator, Linda F - US Navy!

Marianne accepting for her father Fred B - US Army

Nick F - US Navy

Norman M - US Army Air Corp

Ralph B - US Air Force

Raphae - US Army

Robert H - US Army

Robert R - US Army Air Force

Ruben Z - US Marine Corp and US Army

William H - US Navy

William W - US Coast Guard

We’ll close today’s post with our group photo – the CT Quilters that were able to attend today’s presentations and our gracious host, Bill W.:
Debbie, Janet, Loretta, Diana, Linda, Patricia, Jadene, Joanne, Pat and Kathy with Bill W.

Once again, allow us to thank the Veteran’s of Aston Gardens –


  1. Beautiful tribute to our veterans!

  2. Way to go Ladies.

  3. It is truly amazing what this QOV group has been able to accomplish in the few short years it has been together. I am so proud of this group and the honor they bestow upon the men and women who deserve these beautiful quilts.