The mission of Quilts of Valour – Canada is to present quilts to injured or ill military members, past and present. At this time, Canada has over 45,000 injured veterans (average age of 45). To date, Quilts of Valour – Canada (QOVC) has presented close to 12,000 quilts. Our goal is 20,000 by 2020. We have a long way to go.
In 2019, Quilts of Valour will be celebrating its ten year anniversary as a nonprofit society. QOVC is hoping you will help us celebrate by making log cabin blocks /or finished quilts for our injured military members. The block is an unfinished 10 1/2 inch log cabin block made in reds and whites representing Canada with a yellow centre representing a light in the window/welcome home. Click here for the block pattern.
Quilts of Valour will have a larger booth than normal at Quilt Canada 2019, thanks to the generosity of the Canadian Quilters’ Association (CQA/ACC)
We will be inviting a number of distinguished and celebrity guests from the Ottawa area to sew pre-cut log cabin blocks at the booth; each guest will have a sewing coach to help with the block. Drop by our booth at Quilt Canada 2019 to encourage our guests as they try their hand at this art form.
Good morning Quilters! The program calendar has been revised and added to our Program page.
The Program Calendar for 2019 has been updated and can be found on the Program page.
Lots of events happening throughout our region. Have a look at the Outside Events page for a list of what is happening in the quilting world for 2019. If you have an event you are interested in having added; please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Check the Community Outreach page to see the link for an update of our Guilds Contributions. Thank you to everyone who makes this possible.
On January 8, 2019 members met to sort through our latest fabric donations. We use and appreciate all quilting appropriate fabrics and batting for our Quilts of Comfort and Day for Girls Community Outreach projects. Thank you to the generosity of our donors. Aside from sorting items we also created 39 kits for quilting and 25 kits for piecing.
Our next Sit ‘n Sew is Jan 26, 2019 at Living Faith Community Church in Baxter. Our first guild meeting of the year is Feb 5th.
Well another successful Sit n Sew has past with 15 guild members in attendance. Much of the day’s work focused on creating Christmas Stockings. Twenty-one stockings were made, adding to a total of 32 completed at this point. So keep those stockings coming for our December 4th donation to My Sister’s Place.
As well as some personal projects. other items received at Sit n Sew include:
- 4 quilt tops
- 3 completed Quilts of Comfort for My Sister’s Place
- 2 completed Quilts of Comfort for Matthews House for daybeds
Thanks to everyone for coming out and having another productive day of sewing, socializing and snacking.
In stitches, Senora