Boundary Bay Quilter’s Guild (BBQG) supports Quilts of Valour – Canada Society.
From 2009 to 2023 our guild has donated over 260 Quilts of Valour!
Quilts of Valour – Canada Society (QOVC) encourages volunteer quilters to make quilts for our injured Canadian Armed Forces members. The quilts are presented to injured military members recovering from physical or/and unseen injuries, when and where the recipient feels comfortable by military personnel, as well as representatives from Quilts of Valour. Quilts are also presented to care facilities where our veterans now live.
BBQG’s Quilts of Valour representative collects Quilts of Valour from members of the guild and passes them along to representatives that distribute them to recipients.
You can help by donating completed quilts, quilt tops, or even blocks. There is batting and backing available, as well as volunteers to quilt your quilt top. Your top can then be returned to you for binding, or can be bound by another guild member.
The tops should be a minimum of 54-56″ wide x 66-72″ long, and a maximum of 72″ wide x 84″ long.
Please visit the Quilts of Valour Canada website for more information: http://www.quiltsofvalour.ca
If you are looking for additional details about making a Quilt of Valour, please see Cheryl Cowan.
How Can You Help?
Choose the way that you feel best fits your schedule, resources, and abilities. All contributions are welcomed! All donations can be brought to an in-person Guild event (please label: QoV and include your name) or dropped off (email Cheryl Cowan for more information).
- Make and donate a 12-1/2″ square block – it can be one of your favourite designs or choose from the HUGS Block designs on the quiltsofvalour.ca website. ANY COLOUR choice.
- Make a quilt top (see sizes above) or volunteer to sew blocks into a quilt top.
- Volunteer quilting and/or binding services.
- Make a fully completed quilt.