Quilt of Valor ceremony donates handmade quilts to veterans

By on Wednesday, July 27th, 2022 in Eastern/Southeast Oregon News More Top Stories

MT. VERNON – The Grant County Piecemakers Quilt Guild will hold its 4th Quilt of Valor celebration on August 20th outside of Mt. Vernon. The day commemorates local Grant County veterans, by offering free lunch and even handmade quilts that are given to select veterans. Guild President Karen Hinton explains:

“Yes, August 20th. We usually try to give away between 20 and 30 quilts every year. This is our fourth time doing it. We’re doing it at the Clyde Holliday [State] Park, and we kind of pick random names for some of them. People call in and give us names of veterans.”

Hamburgers and chips will be served beginning at 11:00 a.m. on the 20th. Veterans eat for free, and lunch is $8 dollars for the general public. All money raised at the event will go toward fabric and supplies for next year’s event to support veterans. The quilt ceremony is set to begin at 1 p.m. It’s been previously stated that around 10% of Grant County’s population have served in the armed forces.

(Photo from the Grant County Piecemakers Quilt Guild Facebook group)