Weekend Showcase: Quilts of Valor Show
The Quilts of Valor “Show of Appreciation” is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Plymouth. The volunteer group Twin Cities Stitchers partnered with two other Quilts of Valor groups to display more than 100 red, white, and blue Quilts of Valor.
“Quilts of Valor is an all volunteer organization. We have eight thousand members in all 50 states,” says Terri Good with Twin Cities Stitchers. “It started in 2003 with a mother wanting to do something for son and his unit coming back from Iraq.”
A Quilt of Valor is a handmade quilt made by volunteers. Then, the volunteers award the quilt to service members as a thank you for service, sacrifice, and valor.
“It would be a tangible item of comfort and let soldiers they were appreciated,” explains Good.
Organizers hoped to get at least 100 quilts to display in the “Show of Appreciation.” They wound up getting 130.
The show goes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $5 for adults and veterans with military ID and children get in for free. All proceeds go to the show and to pay for fabric and batting for future quilts.
There will also be a presentation honoring local veterans who served in the Korea War and Vietnam Conflict after the end of the show.