A community sew day to create quilts to honor Louisiana veterans and military service members will be held on Sat. July 18 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 2021 Tara Blvd. in Baton Rouge, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
These special quilts, called Quilts of Valor, are part of a national grassroots effort founded in 2003 to provide comforting and healing quilts to service members and veterans touched by war. To date, over 100,000 quilts have been donated.
Volunteers from River City Quilt Guild, The Wasted Women’s Bee and The Giving Quilt, Inc., co-sponsors of the event, will be on hand to assist anyone wanting to help sew, press and assemble the blocks into quilts. Pre-cut fabric kits for sewing the assorted quilt blocks will be provided for the day’s activities along with lunch and door prizes. Blocks have been chosen to fit a variety of skill levels so beginners to advanced quilters are all welcome.
Through a 2015 National Quilting Association grant, four QOV quilts were completed this year and will be donated to special guest Roxanne Brown, Louisiana Quilts of Valor state coordinator, to award to Louisiana veterans. For more information on this unique organization, contact the Quilts of Valor Foundation at www.QOVF.org.
Interested participants should bring a sewing machine, basic sewing supplies and an extension cord. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, 760-815-5305.