Catherine Roberts’ Dream
The Quilts of Valor Foundation began in 2003 with a dream, literally a dream, when Founder Catherine Roberts’ son Nate was deployed in Iraq.
Since 2003, Your Veterans Advisory Group of Lincoln has been proud to work with the Quilts of Valor Foundation, which has has awarded a Quilt of Valor to over 200,000 Veterans and military service Members.
The Lincoln, NE Chapter of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is represented at each 'Coffee Haus,' an event held on the third Friday of each month at the VA Hospital Auditorium in Lincoln. The Lincoln QOV has also become part of the Veteran's Freedom Music Festival held each June.
For More Detailed information, Contact:
Julia Schroeder, Group Coordinator at (402) 540-5008 or Email at: MissyQuilts16@gmail.com
Nancy Meinzer, Request Coordinator at (402) 440-5814 or Email at:
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Visit the Foundation Website at: www.QOVF.org
The Early Days
From the beginning, Catherine Roberts had definite ideas about standards of excellence for Quilts of Valor. In the early days of the organization, the primary focus was on awarding quilts to service members wounded in the Iraq (OIF) and Afghanistan (OEF) conflicts. The first name of the organization was ‘Quilts for Soldiers,’ but over the years the name evolved to ‘Quilts of Valor.'
The First Quilt of Valor
The philosophy widened when Catherine became aware of the work that goes on at Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations (AFMAO), located at Dover Air Force Base, DE. The first Quilt of Valor was awarded in November 2003 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) to a young soldier from Minnesota who had lost his leg in Iraq.
The Foundation Grew...
From Catherine’s home in Seaford, DE, the Quilts of Valor movement spread across the nation and beyond through the power of word-of-mouth and the Internet.
Quilts Of Valor Mission Statement
The mission statement of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover Service members and Veterans touched by war with comforting and healing 'Quilts of Valor.'
Quilts of Valor Foundation Core Values are: