Thursday, May 5, 2016

Quilt of Valour Presented

On May 3, in the small rural Nova Scotian community of Grande Anse, I presented  my Quilt of Valour to Sgt. George W. McPhee. Retired in 2002 and now very active in his Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 47, George was all smiles and so appreciative as I presented the quilt on behalf of Quilts of Valour-Canada.



You may remember seeing this quilt as I blogged about its progress and the QOV-Canada program HERE , HERE, and HERE.
Nothing better than wrapping this quilt of hugs around George to thank him for his service to our country!



Before I gifted George the quilt, on behalf of Quilts of Valour-Canada, I gave a brief summary of the program to the legion members present at the monthly meeting. Following this, the Branch # 47 President Jack Hopkins presented a cheque of $500 from the poppy campaign which will be sent off to the QOV-Canada treasurer today. Wow! 



 It was indeed an honour, and a humbling experience, to be able to present this quilt to thank George for his services to our country. The goal of QOV-Canada is to donate 10,000 quilts by the end of 2018. At present, a little over 6,800 quilts have been presented. Why not join in and quilt, quilt, quilt! There are so many ways quilters can help. We can make completed quilts, quilt tops, or have fun making Hug Blocks.  I managed to snag some more flag panels from Spruce it Up Quilting in Port Elgin so have plans to make a few more quilts over the next couple of years and our local quilters are working to have two more quilts completed by the Fall. Check out the website HERE for more information.

It's a great day for quilting!

13 comments:

  1. Wonderful! The quilt is a beauty but is means so much more to the vets who get them. A very excellent post.

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  2. What a great honor for you to present the quilt you made and for Sgt. McPhee to receive it! Your quilt is stunning! I love that you call it a quilt of hugs - our youngest told me when he was 7 that you can feel the love and hugs in a quilt. The QOV program is fantastic. Thanks for being a part of it. ~Jeanne

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  3. How special to be able to present the quilt to the recipient! And for the wonderful donation to QOV Canada.

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  4. What a great story to add to the chapter that is your quilting life! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Your quilt is one of the most beautifully made that I've seen donated for this cause. A great honor for you to present it yourself. Kudos to you, Lesley, for your generosity.

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  6. Wow Lesley beautiful quilt. To be able to present it is a great honor also.

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  7. Such a beautiful quilt and a great honor to present it to him.

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  8. Beautiful quilt and for such a worthy cause

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  9. What a wonderful post and a beautiful quilt. A very special keepsake and tribute for that gentleman.

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  10. Very beautiful quilt made for the best of reasons.

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  11. A very special moment. Well done.

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  12. Oh, Lesley, that is such a gorgeous quilt and a treasured tribute!

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  13. I'm so proud of you! Just saw the article in The Reporter and it made me feel all warm and fuzzy! You're the best! XO

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