Quilt of Valor Presentations

Wrapping a quilt around a veteran who commented, “I feel warm already.”

Janette Volz

The SaddleBrooke Friday Quilters believe that service to our community has always been a very important component of our club. With some of our members involved with the Quilt of Valor Foundation (QOV), it was suggested that we recognize veterans of the SaddleBrooke community. Prior to this, quilts were donated to the Quilt of Valor Foundation of the Tucson area.

With the assistance of Senior Village and American Legion Oro Valley Post 132, a list of recipients was brought forth. A committee of Teri Caplener, Jeanne Ragan, Reva Muhr, Beth Bradford, Linda Crum, and Kris Prass, and with the help of a third of our members, we were able to hold a presentation on Oct. 16 at the HOA One Activity Center, with family and friends in attendance. Eight veterans were awarded a Quilt of Valor made by the SaddleBrooke Friday Quilters. These quilts are meant to honor veterans for their service and provide warmth, comfort, peace, and healing.

The American Legion Oro Valley Post 132 was on hand for the Calling of the Guard. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by a World War II veteran. Pattie Abbott of the QOV NW Chapter in Oro Valley, gave a brief history of the foundation and read the meaning of the layers of a Quilt of Valor quilt. She called each veteran forward to be wrapped in their quilt and receive a QOV certificate. The Calling of the Guard and closing prayer concluded the ceremony.

The SaddleBrooke Friday Quilters are so proud to be able to thank our veterans for their bravery, selflessness, heroism, and devotion to country. Every stitch we take sends our love and thanks to a great group of veterans.

The Friday Quilters have created a formal committee to continue this worthy project. If you know of a SaddleBrooke veteran who would be interested in receiving a Quilt of Valor, contact Kris Prass at [email protected] or Linda Crum at [email protected]