A couple of weeks ago we had a wonderful quilt show, which included a booth for the Quilts of Valor program.
My very good friend, Kathy Coontz, is the Montana state representative for QOV.
She set up a beautiful display educating the public on this service.
The QOV program is operated by all volunteers and donations.
I volunteer my long-arm quilting services and I love it!
We make quilts and pillow cases for soldiers who have been touched by war.
The program has been in operation for 10 years and just sent out it's 100,000th quilt - amazing!
We invited our Veteran's from the Manor - the local nursing home - to come to the quilt show so we could present them each with a quilt and pillowcase of their own.
We love our resident Veteran's.
Three of them were present...
My Veteran husband, retired Air Force, agreed to present the quilts to each Veteran.
(Isn't he just so handsome in his uniform....and yes, it still fits!)
Here he is with Kathy C. and one of the residents.
So many smiles!
Kathy gave a speech about the QOV program then read some personal information about each Veteran and his service.
Dan wrapped the quilt around their shoulders, stood in front of them, saluted each one and thanked them for their military service.
(I love this guy)
It was so touching.....not a dry eye in the room.
There were a lot of hugs and "thank you's".
This gentleman even saluted the audience - he was so happy!
I'm so proud of my husband who honors his county and his uniform.
Thank you, sweet man, for your service.
If you want to learn more about this incredible program, visit their website http://www.qovf.org/.
Here's a short video with Marianne Fons, of Fons & Porter, who is a strong advocate for the QOV program.
Next week Kathy and I - (yes, 2 Kathy's) - will be heading to Las Vegas for a QOV conference.
Yipee - we are so excited to learn even more about this program and what we can do for our service men and women.
I get to take the long-arm classes!
I'll post all about it when we return.
Look out, Las Vegas, here we come!