Quilts of Valour – Canada Eligibility Criteria

Quilt of Valour Eligibility Criteria

Canadian Armed Forces members, past or present, who are ill or injured as a result of their service to Canada, qualify for a Quilt of Valour.

Our first priority is to supply the Integrated Personnel Support Centers (IPSC) across Canada. The IPSC assist us by presenting Quilts of Valour (QOV) to service members currently being medically discharged, who have incurred visible or invisible injuries as a result of their service.

Some examples of members who automatically qualify for a QOV are those who served in: WWII, Korea, Bosnia, Rwanda, and the Gulf Wars. There are many other areas of violent conflicts/theatres of war (e.g. Afghanistan), peacekeeping missions and general regular/reserve duty in which members, past and present, may have suffered injury/illness as a result of their service, including duty within Canada and abroad.

Members, past or present, are eligible to receive only one QOV.

If you have a request and are not sure if the individual qualifies, please contact the Regional Representative closest to you for assistance.

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January Sew Day

Monday is our first sew day of 2019.   Are you joining us?  We will be at Orleans United Church, 1111 Orleans Blvd.

Plan on the second Monday of each month with the exception of January.  We have the church from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm on each of the following dates:
21 January 2019
11 February 2019
11 March 2019
8 April 2019
13 May 2019

This Monday (January 21) we will be working on the Light in the Window Log Cabin block. We have some reds and whites to use. We hope to make enough blocks to build a quilt top (or two).  Plan to bring your sewing machine, basic tools, lunch and sense of adventure.
Looking forward to seeing lots of sewers in the New Year.

A quick RSVP in the comments would be appreciated so we can plan for numbers.

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Remember to save Wednesday February 6 for the National Sew Day, when we will be at Confederation Education Centre (room 118) at Woodroffe and Hunt Club.

National Sew Day 2019

Make a block ~ Make a quilt ~ Make a difference

QOVC National Sewing Day – Saturday, February 2, 2019 is a new initiative.  The inaugural event is for February 2, 2019 across North America – with both the Quilts of Valour – Canada Society and the Quilts of Valor Foundation busy making their blocks and quilts.

QOV Ottawa is going to host a special sew day on Wednesday February 6 from 9:00 to 4:00 in room 118 at the Confederation Education Centre (at the corner of Hunt Club and Woodroffe).

Bring your QOVC UFO’s to the sew day for assembly or bring your reds & whites collections (with the touch of yellow for the centre “light” in the 10” log cabin) to the bee and share the many variations for the blocks.  You will need your sewing machine and standard sewing tools. There is a fridge where you can keep your lunch.

Thank you so much for your continued support for our soldiers and our veterans dealing with their health issues, visible and invisible.


Upcoming Events:

Sew Days  at Orleans United Church

21 January 2019
11 February 2019
11 March 2019
8 April 2019
13 May 2019

Drop, Swap & Sew — April 13 Orleans United Church

Fall Bee — November 2, Orleans United Church


This is the block we are using for the 2019 challenge.

Happy 2019!

Happy New Year,  One and All!

Thank you for all your stitches and all your piecemaking.

May your bobbins be full, your stitches be fine, and your binding always make it all the way round!

A Special Christmas card to consider

“When sending out Christmas cards consider sending one to the following: 

Any Canadian Forces Member,

P.O. Box 5140, Stn. Forces,

Belleville, Ontario, K8N 5W6.

If we pass this on and everyone sends one card think how many cards will be sent to these wonderful people who have sacrificed so much.

Free Postage.  December 15th deadline for the cards to be delivered on time.”

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Return of the Sew Days!!

It’s baaaack!  Quilts of Valour Ottawa Region Sew Days will commence once more.  We will be moving location to Orleans United Church.

Plan on the second Monday of each month with the exception of January.  We have the church from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm on each of the following dates:
21 January 2019
11 February 2019
11 March 2019
8 April 2019
13 May 2019

Please stay tuned as to what project we will be working on from month to month.  Instead of individual projects, we would like to work on one group project and hopefully learning a new block or technique.  Plan to bring your sewing machine, basic tools, lunch and sense of adventure.
Looking forward to seeing lots of sewers in the New Year.

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Presentations of Quilts

Quilts of Valour (Ottawa) is always busy. Your quilts are making a difference and showing our gratitude to our veterans.

Prior to the Remembrance Day Ceremony at Beechwood National Cemetery Colonel O’Neil presents the Quilt of Valour to World War Two Veteran Major (Retired) Jack Commerford for his service to Canada.
Photo Credit: Master Corporal Levarre McDonald
Canadian Forces Support Unit (Ottawa)
© 2018 DND-MDN, Canada

 

Robbie Chapman and Jacquie Fuller presented quilts to Janet Trudeau and Marsha St Dennis.

At the end of November, Jill Greenwood presented Major (Ret’d) Steven Blake with his Quilt of Valour.

Christmas Bazaar

This Saturday is the Christmas bazaar at Orleans United Church, our host for bees (and upcoming sew days). This is a great spot for shopping for crafts, used books, and very yummy kitchen treats!