Our raffle is officially LIVE!
Quilts of Honor East chapter is having a raffle!
As we are a 100% volunteer organization, we need help to raise funds to purchase fabric, batting and backing for our quilts.
These "Quilted Hugs of Gratitude" are presented to deserving men and women who have so selflessly served our great nation.
We have some wonderful items that have been donated to help us raise money.
We will post pictures daily of some of the items as a gentle reminder to get your raffle ticket(s). Don't delay!
You can get your raffle tickets either by clicking on the link http://www.quiltsofhonoreast.org/donors-and-contributions/ , by sending a check to Quilts of Honor East, c/o Melissa Guzman, 11510 Robertson Drive, Hornbaker Business Park, Manassas, VA 20109 or purchasing at Kelly Ann's Quilting, 9 S 5th Street, Warrenton, VA 20186.
The raffle will run from now until September 7, 2015. That's 3 weeks from today!
Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20.
We thank you for supporting us!
Quilts of Honor East
Quilts of Honor is a 501(c)3, non-profit, 100% volunteer organization whose headquarters is located in Valley Springs, CA.
Here's some information on our Founder and Executive Director, Ms. Gail Belmont
Gail Belmont, Executive Director
A Veteran Honoring Veterans and Those Who Serve in Harms Way. Gail knows how our warriors feel, not just in the present conflicts, but in the past wars that our country has fought protecting our freedoms. Scars may not show, but that does not mean a warrior is unaffected. In 2005 we began our journey, one that would lead us to form a nonprofit organization called Quilts of Honor. Between 2005 and April 2010, Gail worked with an organization providing patriotic quilts to those service members touched by war. Since Gail was a veteran of the Vietnam era and had played Taps for the fallen, she did not want any of our warriors to be forgotten.
During those years, Gail and her friends worked fervently piecing and quilting quilts for our Military. The Navy Seals asked for a special quilt to be given to President Bush. The "Presidential" quilt was finally presented to him in 2007 having been delayed by hurricane Katrina. In the fall of 2007, "The Warrior" quilt, painted by Linda Hasbrook and quilted by Gail, was presented to the Pentagon and installed in the "9/11 Memorial Display Case." In June 2009, Gail along with her parents Bob and Virginia, left Valley Springs to travel across America to a special presentation of quilts to the Marine Corp's 3/8 at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina. As they drove across America, they picked up quilts from quilters wishing to also honor our military. They began their journey with 200 quilts and arrived at Camp LeJeune with over 1,300 quilts. In August 2009, the "Lady Warrior" quilt was presented to the Women's Memorial at Arlington Cemetery.
In April 2010, Gail's passion and mission for providing comfort and healing to our warriors and veterans had grown ever stronger. With the help of those who had stood beside her, Quilts of Honor was formed, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing healing, loving quilts to those who have served in harms way protecting our freedoms.
We hope you will join us to honor members of our active military and veterans by showing them how much we appreciate their sacrifice and service with our "Quilted Hugs of Gratitude." Our hope is that these quilts will provide comfort, love and healing to those who have given so much.