2nd Quarter April 2016 Quilts of Honor Newsletter


GENEROSITY AND GRATITUDE…  The characteristics of generous people are usually marked by the giving of their

time, talent and money. As the Chair of the Board of Directors of Quilts of

Honor, I am often overwhelmed by the generosity of our many volunteers and supporters throughout the country. This example, and the one that I am personally familiar with, relates to our February monthly workday in Valley Springs. We had 53 volunteers present. During our show and tell time we displayed 26 completed quilts and 53 quilt tops ready to be quilted.

Our volunteers bound, quality checked, and labeled several quilts. Completed presentation cases were returned and additional kits picked up to take home for completion before our next work day. Yards of material were measured and cut as volunteers excitedly shared patterns and talked about ideas for creating more patriotic quilts. When our check-in roster was signed and everyone posted their Quilts of Honor volunteer hours for the past month, it was an incredible amount. Hundreds of generous hours dedicated for this very worthwhile cause. 

This is the giving of time and talent.

Our recent “Non-Event” fundraiser netted more money than we ever dreamed or anticipated. Money that will be used to purchase additional patriotic themed material, batting and pay the costs of shipping the increasing volume of quilts being requested through our website. We are sending out 7 to 10 quilts a week from the Valley Springs Headquarters office that have been requested through our website. This is the giving of money and the results.

All of this reflects the generosity of time, talent , and money


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