As of Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Neighborhood Expert: Jody Hoogland Homegrown Quilts
Did you attend the Veterans Day presentation at the Grangeville High School on Veterans Day? It was fabulous! Part of the presentation included handing out more than a dozen quilts to veterans. Not just any ol’ quilt…a Quilt of Valor. The mission of the National Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor. It says “thank you for your service, sacrifice and valor” in serving our nation.
We have a local QOV group, Camas Prairie Quilts of Valor. None of the members are paid, and all of our fund-raising money goes directly towards fabric for quilts awarded to LOCAL veterans. Watch for an Eagles Breakfast in January as our next fund-raiser.
How can YOU become involved?
•Go to the Veterans Center (old NAPA building) or Home Grown Quilts to get a form to nominate a Veteran for a Quilt of Valor
•Help sew quilt tops
•Provide long-arm quilting
•Assist with QOV fund-raisers
•Cut out quilt kits
For more details on how this all works or to become involved (please!), contact Home Grown Quilts at 207 W. Main St., Grangeville or 208-983-0254.
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