Mission Statement: “We will make and award quilts to honor the service and sacrifices of military members, safety professionals, and their family members. We will bring comfort and healing by employing superior craftsmanship and standards of excellence.”
As of Sept. 6, 2016, PPQG members have delivered more than 1,000 quilts to our American service members.
The Peninsula Piecemakers Quilt Guild voted in May 2007 to become involved in Quilts of Valor as our ongoing service project. Because of changes in the Quilts of Valor organization in 2014, PPQG decided to continue to provide quilts to our wounded soldiers; however, under our own guild name. Since Jan. 1, 2015, we have donated our quilts to our wounded service members under the name Peninsula Piecemakers Honor Quilts. We have expanded our mission to include safety professionals injured in the line of duty. When the Guild is in the public eye, such as at Newport News Park for the Fall Festival, or at our quilt show, we frequently have blocks ready for individuals to sign with their good wishes for our recipients. These are then made into quilts for our projects.
Each quilt is a gift of love. Costs of materials and shipping come from donations by our members and others. All donations are greatly appreciated and will help get these quilts to the wounded men and women serving our Country. If you would like to join us in this mission, donations are always welcome.
Contact Terri McHenry and Karen Whitley if you'd like to find out how you can help, have us speak at your organizational meeting, volunteer or to make a donation.
The photos on the right were taken at Walter Reed Hospital where Sherry and Gala delivered 28 quilts to Marines and other service members.
On Sept. 14, Karen Whitley, Loy Holt and I presented an Honor Quilt to Burton Rogers of Williamsburg. It was an honor to meet Burton who is a WWII veteran. His parents drove him to Kentucky so he could enlist in the Army at age fifteen. He became a para trooper with the 101st Airborne Division and was in Bastogne. Thank you to all the members that help with our Honor Quilt program. Burton was very appreciative. This was the 1056th Honor Quilt given out by PPQG members since 2007. Thanks to all that help.