Neither time nor miles separates a veteran from the Quilt of Valor (QOV).
I recently reconnected with Diane Duplissis, a friend and former co-worker. Retired from the Air Force, Diane now calls Colorado Springs home.
Pieces & Patches quilt shop sponsors a monthly Quilt of Valor sew day. Anyone with an interest can join the fun and come and sew on a QOV. Anne Mixon, the SC Coordinator, sponsors an annual QOV retreat at White Oak Conference Center. We are a determined group striving to recognize every veteran.
Several months ago I was at the Sew Day, sharing on what we are working, who it is for, where did you buy the fabric. I was sewing on the quilt for Diane and mentioned my dilemma of having the quilt presented to someone 1,600 miles away. Just didn’t want to box it and mail it.
Mimi Jones relayed that her brother lives in Colorado Springs. She could drive through on her way to Idaho Falls and present the quilt on my behalf. WHAT did you just say? That you would travel way off your route to present this QOV?
May 11, 2016 was the day. Diane met Mimi for a late lunch. And Mimi wrapped Diane in her Quilt of Valor and thanked her for her service.
Neither time nor miles separates a veteran from the quilt of valor.