Local veteran Dave Harris takes home the coveted Las Vegas Golden Knights quilt made by the volunteers of Quilts of Valor. The Las Vegas chapter of Quilts of Valor makes quilts for veterans including those who fly in honor flight and those who graduate from a veterans’ court program. Dave’s name was pulled from hundreds who donated to buy fabric and other supplies for quilts made and given to veterans. More than $1,871 was raised with the quilt and a chili cook-off luncheon.
The Quilt of Valor Foundation was founded in 2003, by Blue Star mom Catherine Roberts from her sewing room. Blue Star moms are those who have a son or daughter in active service. Her son Nathanael’s deployment to Iraq served as the initial inspiration for the foundation. That has since spread across the nation and presented thousands of quilts nationwide to those who have served our country.
The local chapter of Quilt of Valor meets the second Friday of the month at 8670 W. Cheyenne Ave. from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in room 105. Volunteers are always welcome; no quilting experience is necessary. For more information call 702-357-0377.