Sac County Quilt-A-Fair Partners with Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation's Project: Food and Fellowship
posted on Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Can we just say that we’re in awe of the Sac County Quilt-A-Fair. Over thirty patriotic and caring quilters thought enough of their local veterans to spend hours handcrafting some of the most stunning quilts we’ve ever seen.
They gave their time to meticulously plan the patterns and colors and then sew the quilts. They paid for the materials out of their own pockets.
They do it as part of the Quilt of Valor Foundation’s program, which began in 2003 when a soldier’s mother had a dream. She dreamed she was there in Iraq, covering her son with a quilt to protect and comfort him during his deployment.
She turned that dream into a foundation that awarded the first Quilt of Valor in November 2003. Since then, about 228,000 quilts have been awarded across the U.S.
The Sac County Quilters joined the crusade in 2013, with members sewing six quilts the first year. This year, more quilters joined forces to make 33.
On September 21, the quilters were ready. They invited the local veterans to a special event at the First Christian Church in Sac City to honor them by covering them with their quilts as a symbol of gratitude for their sacrifice.
Over 300 people came, which overflowed the pews into the church’s fellowship hall and library. Thirty-two of the 33 recipients of Quilts of Valor were there, with one in active duty. His mom received the quilt for him.
And the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation's Project: Food and Fellowship did exactly what it was designed to do—help cover the costs of the food, drinks, plates, cups, plastic cutlery, table décor, program printing and space rental so these deserving veterans and their quilters could do what was most important. Gather to honor, reflect and appreciate on this touching occasion. #ProjectFoodandFellowship
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