Mary Ewing, President: Quilts of Valour - Canada Society
Welcome to the Quilts of Valour - Canada website. Since 2009 Quilts of Valour has worked to ensure our injured Canadian Armed Forces members are recognized for their service and commitment to our country. We give this support through the presentation of quilts to comfort our past and present Canadian Armed Forces members in their time of need.
In December 2014 we established an Executive Board to focus on expanding our organization to better serve the growing need for Quilts of Valour across the nation. As of June 2015 we passed 6000 Quilts of Valour presented to our past and present Canadian Armed Forces members. We are proud of this achievement but see the need for a continued effort to recognize the many men and woman that have served our country.
Quilts of Valour - Canada Society is a non profit organization run by volunteers with essential support from quilters, sponsors and donors. We will need your help to achieve our goals. There are many ways that you can help us. Let me make a few suggestions.
Quilts of Valour Representatives work within their community to promote Quilts of Valour, coordinate the making of quilts and present Quilts of Valour to local past and present injured Canadian Armed Forces members. There are many communities that need a local Quilt of Valour Representative. By volunteering as a QOV Representative you will experience first hand the value that we provide through the presentation of Quilts of Valour and discover the experience of meeting CAF members.
Individuals, social groups and bees can directly contribute quilts that will allow us to comfort many more injured Canadian Armed Forces members.
National and local sponsors can provide valuable services and materials for Quilts of Valour. Local quilt shops can directly support Quilts of Valour with their quilting clients.
All Quilts of Valour - Canada has expenses that incur a cost; quilting materials, attendance at trade shows and events and promotional materials. To cover these costs we rely entirely on generous donations from individuals and businesses.
We have seen first hand the joy and pride that a Quilts of Valour presentation brings to a recipient. It is viewed as a very special thank you from across Canada in recognition for sacrifices in serving our country.
You can find all the contact information on our “Contact Page”. Why not act now and become proactive in supporting and recognizing our past and present injured Canadian Armed Forces members.