The Quilts of Valor Foundation was founded by Catherine Roberts, a Blue Star mom, when her son, Nathaniel, was sent to serve in Iraq. She sought a way to comfort soldiers who were returning from war. That was when she hit upon the idea of making a quilt. This quilt would be like wrapping the soldier receiving it in a hug of comfort, a way to show appreciation for the soldier's efforts and sacrifices for all he (or she) did toward keeping us safe and our freedoms intact.
Quilts of Valor (QOVs) are pieced by a "topper", quilted by a "quilter", and then returned to the "topper" for binding, sewing on the label, and placing in a coordinating pillow case made for the quilt that we call the presentation case to be given to a soldier who has stood in harm's way in the face of war.
This is a national foundation. Please go to www.qovf.org to learn more about this worthy program. There are also some very inspiring videos on this web site. Also, by visiting the Quilts of Valor Foundation website you can find contact information for a QOVF coordinator in your state.