Note: Some pictures on this page depict the Tidewater Quilters' Guild's former participation in Quilts of Valor
Purple Heart Quilts
Quilting to honor and comfort our wounded
For over 12 years, the Tidewater Quilters' Guild has provided quilts to service men and women. Currently, through Purple Heart Quilts, we donate quilts to individuals who have been admitted to the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Kaiserslautern, Germany. This is the largest American hospital outside the United States. Click here to read about one recipient.
When TQG started making quilts for our wounded, we called the effort Purple Heart Quilts. Later, when Quilts of Valor Foundation was formed, we aligned ourselves with them. Due to changes in the way the Foundation operates, we decided to revert to the former name to continue our work on our own. While the name has changed, our mission remains the same - to comfort the men and women who put themselves between us and harms' way and who fall victim not only to bombs and bullets, but to deadly diseases as well. Whenever possible, we also comfort veterans of earlier conflicts.
Previously through our former association with Quilts of Valor, TQG members provided quilts for senior members of American Legion Post 35, surviving Marines from the Beirut Barracks bombing, and rooms at Cedar Grove veterans project. We also host events where all ages of community members can join with us to make quilts for service men and women.
TQG Purple Heart Quilts chairs are Sue Troyan and Betts Werbiskis.
A soldier in a military hospital
receives a quilt.