Quilts of Valor

The Quilts of Valor Foundation was founded in 2003 by Seaford resident Catherine Roberts, whose son Nat was deployed with the U.S. military in Iraq. Since then, more than 246,000 quilts have been awarded to soldiers and veterans across the country. Locally, in just the past two weeks, quilters gathered to sew blocks for quilts, and three veterans were honored with their own Quilts of Valor.

On Saturday, Feb. 1, 48 quilters gathered at Mason Dixon VFW Post 7234 in Ocean View, sewing enough quilt blocks to make 10 quilts for future Quilts of Valor recipients.

On Friday, Feb. 7, Juan Johnson received his Quilt of Valor during a ceremony at his State Farm office in Dagsboro. Johnson had a surprise up his sleeve and, at the same ceremony, his uncle, Joe Harmon of Georgetown, also received a Quilt of Valor. On Sunday, Feb. 9, Charles Marvel of Dagsboro, a veteran of World War II, was surprised with a Quilt of Valor ceremony at Mason Dixon VFW Post 7234 in Ocean View.

For more information on Quilts of Valor, visit the organization’s web site at www.qovf.org.


By Kerin Magill
Staff Reporter