AMERICAN LEGION POST 143 is VERY PROUD to be home to extremely talented quilters who call themselves "THE PATRIOTIC PIECERS." The Patriotic Piecers are Post Falls' own local Chapter of the National QUILTS OF VALOR FOUNDATION. They meet every third Monday from 10:00 - 4:00 in the Bingo Room. Bring your sewing machine and fabric stash and help create wonderful gifts for deserving Veterans. Contact the Patriotic Piecers for further information or just come on in and SEW!!
If you would like to volunteer to make a quilt or to join the Patriotic Piecers, contact Karen Henriksen at Henriksensk@gmail.com, or (208) 964-1128.
The Quilts of Valor Foundation is an ongoing national service effort started by Catherine Roberts in 2003. She was inspired by her son's deployment to Iraq and her desire to see that returning troops were welcomed home with love and gratitude. The foundation has presented over 211,000 quilts to veterans and service members in all 50 states. Their mission is to “cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.” These quilts are tokens of appreciation that unequivocally say, “Thank you for your service, sacrifice, and valor.”
The mission is being carried out locally by the Patriotic Piecers, a small group of about 20 volunteers who meet at the American Legion Post 143 in Post Falls the third Monday of each month. More than 275 local service members and veterans have been awarded Quilts of Valor by the Patriotic Piecers since the group was formed in the fall of 2013. The group relies on private donations for the fabric and batting used in each quilt, and the members donate their time to make each one unique and personal. The quilts are presented to all military service members regardless of conflict, declared war or otherwise, in which they served.
If you would like to nominate someone to receive a Quilt of Valor, visit the QOVF website at https://www.qovf.org/request-qov//
The Quilts of Valor Foundation® is a non-profit organization established and operated in accordance with section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are used for materials only, and are tax deductible.