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Quilts of  Valor®

In early 2017, our guild was challenged by guild member Ann Parsons Holte to make patriotic quilts for The Quilts of Valor®  Foundation.  Quilts of Valor® was created in 2003 by Maryland quilter Catherine Roberts while her son served in Iraq. Guild members were asked to make patriotic quilts (18 made in total) for Show and Tell for one of the guild meetings. What were we going to do with the quilts? One of our guild members volunteered to award the quilts to service members and veterans in the counties where our members reside. At the end of 2017, six quilts were awarded. 


Every year since then, an average of 40 quilts have been awarded. The Quilts of Valor® Foundation’s mission is “To cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor®.” Our guild members are proudly partnered with this organization. Donations through our website are greatly appreciated and used by our group to purchase fabrics.


To nominate a service member or veteran in our area or any other state and for more information, go to the Quilts of Valor® Foundation website at


Since issuing that challenge, Ann has co-authored the first book written by the Quilts of Valor® Foundation. It is entitled Quilts of Valor®: A Fifty State Salute (Schiffer Publishing, 2018). Through a vigorous selection process each state was represented by a single quilt, with only 16 ultimately chosen to have the patterns written and included in the book.


We are proud to say the quilt selected to represent Pennsylvania was made by Sarah Campbell and quilted by Nancy King of Last Stitch Quilting – members of our PieceMakers Quilt Guild.  The quilt is pictured on page 74 of the book.


Here’s a link to the national Quilts of Valor® Foundation:


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And a link to a special video journalist story about Quilts of Valor® and PieceMakers quilt guild:

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