Quilts of Valor

Catherine Roberts’ Dream

Quilts of Valor Foundation began in 2003 with a dream, literally a dream. Founder Catherine Roberts’ son Nat was deployed in Iraq.  According to Catherine:

The dream was as vivid as real life. I saw a young man sitting on the side of his bed in the middle of the night, hunched over. The permeating feeling was one of utter despair. I could see his war demons clustered around, dragging him down into an emotional gutter. Then, as if viewing a movie, I saw him in the next scene wrapped in a quilt. His whole demeanor changed from one of despair to one of hope and well-being. The quilt had made this dramatic change. The message of my dream was:  Quilts = Healing.

The model appeared simple: have a volunteer team who would donate their time and materials to make a quilt. One person would piece the top and the other would quilt it. I saw the name for this special quilt. It was a Quilt of Valor, a QOV.

To my quilting angel

I Couldn’t Have Imagined...
Such a lovely quilt,

All colors of the rainbow
And then some.

And so I laid it out on the my bed,
All nice and lovely;
It’s colors enhanced the
Warm-hued walls of the bedroom.

A Quilt of Valor
And a Labor of Love
Gorgeous in every way.

So many fabulous colors
Variety of wonderful prints
Made by the hands of an Angel

And she's given it to me.

Thanks Wendie,

I'll cherish it forever.

Quilts of Valor

More photos of my Quilt of Valor