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Quilts of Valor Presentation
October 26, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
The public is invited to view a special Quilts of Valor display and presentation at the Horry County Museum. Quilts made especially for 19 local veterans will be on display at the Museum October 8th through the 25th. A presentation of the quilts to veterans will take place October 26th in the Museum’s auditorium at 1:00 pm at 805 Main Street, Conway, SC 29526.
The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation (QOVF) is to cover all service members and veterans, touched by war, with a comforting and healing quilt. In 2003, Catherine Roberts, the founder of the QOVF, had a son deployed to Iraq. She struggled with how to stay busy and keep her mind busy while he was in harm’s way. One night, she had a dream where she saw a man sitting on the side of a bed, shaking. In her dream, a quilt was placed around his shoulders and he seemed to be comforted. As a nurse and quilter, Roberts then decided she would make and send quilts to Kandahar. Each stretcher that had a wounded veteran got a red, white and blue quilt placed on their stretcher. After six years, the foundation decided to award a quilt to any veteran who served during wartime era, from WWII to present. Since 2003, the foundation, now a national organization, has awarded 216,471 quilts.
For more information about this program, contact the Horry County Museum at 843-915-5320 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To view a full list of programs at the Museum, visit our website at www.horrycountymuseum.org.