Donna Robinson (David Robinson’s wife) and the St. Ann’s Quilters make quilts for the Quilts of Valor (QOV) Program. The quilts are truly amazing. The group makes 12-14 quilts per year. St. Ann Quilters have had quilts delivered by helicopters to Germany be given to those who are injured on the battlefield, They have also been blessed to share quilts with returning national Guard troops.
QOV’s are stitched with love, prayers and healing thoughts. Our troops who have been touched by war are awarded this tangible token of appreciation that unequivocally says, “Thank you for your service, sacrifice and valor.” A Quilt of Valor is a generous lap-sized quilt (minimum of 55 X 65) made by a quilt-topper (the piecer) of quality fabrics and beautifully quilted by a longarmer. After it has been bound, washed, labeled and wrapped in a presentation case, it is ready to be awarded. Quilts are awarded at many different levels: they may go to military hospitals where Chaplains award them to service members; there may be awards of QOV’s to entire service units returning from deployments; they may be awarded at VA’s or awarded individually. But no matter how a Quilt of Valor is given, the impact it delivers is unequivocal. As one recipient said “My quilt isn’t another military medal to be placed in a box and sit on my shelf. I was moved to tears.”
To learn more about Quilts Of Valor click here to visit their web site.
If you would like to sponsor a quilt, the St. Ann Quilters will put a notation on the quilt for you. Each quilt costs about $50.00 for us to make. They accept cash or checks made out to “St. Ann” and mailed to the rectory office:
Rectory Office C/0 St. Ann’s Quilter’s
15 Forest Knoll Dr., Fenton, Mo. 63026