Veteran Donations 2019 & 2020
Honor Flight Blankets
Representatives from the Honor Flight Program attended the meeting to collect Honor Flight Quilts made by members. Members of the Milford Valley Quilters’ Guild display their handmade quilts that they donated to veterans. Each veteran received a quilt from volunteers Michael and Matthew Mitchell, front row, as they arrived at Stewart Air Force Base on Oct. 6 for their Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C. This year was the seventh year that the Quilters have donated and donated 63 patriotic-themed lap quilts and 10 crocheted blankets for the World War II and Korean War veterans.
Gino Merli Veteran's Home Quilts
Click above PDF icon to read thank you letter from PA Dept of Military & Veteran's Affairs
On January 14, 2020, Lini Murawski and Marie Sandauer delivered 27 bed quilts made by members of Milford Valley Quilters' Guild to the Gino Merli Veterans' Center in Scranton, PA. We were met by Janice Mcallister, Volunteer Services Coordinator, who was very pleased to accept our donation. Janice is relatively new to her position at the center and was unaware of our ongoing commitment to provide a quilt for every bed. To date we have contributed almost 200 quilts to the home.
Janice indicated that since she assumed her position in November 2019,
20 new veterans have been admitted and our quilts will be used to keep them cozy and warm. Lini is one of our newest members and was thrilled to have her very first quilt included in our delivery. Jane Kroener coordinates the guild's efforts to create quilts for the veterans. Thank you to all guild members who have contributed their time and talents, especially our Golden Hands group. Please join us each Monday to design, sew or tie quilts for our vets. Of course, quilt and fabric donations are welcome towards this ongoing project.
Jane Kroener announced at the November 2018 Business meeting her recent delivery of 37 quilts made by members of the Guild to the Gino Merli Veteran’s Home brings the total amount of quilts donated by members of the Guild to 180. An article appeared in the Pike County Dispatch on November 8th regarding the delivery.