Quilts of Valour Australia
Following tragic loss and injury of Defence Personnel in Afghanistan in 2010, a resident of Victoria learnt of the need to reach out to wounded ADF personnel and honour their sacrifice for serving Australia on combat deployment.
Other coalition forces are involved in making quilts to wrap the wounded in love, care and healing. It is such a powerful symbol in a traumatic time that it felt like an important issue that Australia should become involved.
Victorian resident, Helen, learnt how touched an injured soldier was by the warmth of the quilt he was awarded by the American Quilts of Valor, she was inspired to establish an Australian organisation based on this foundation. Through consultation with this foundation and support from the Victorian Quilters’ Guild and the Berwick RSL sub-branch, Quilts of Valour Australia was formed in 2012.
Quilts of Valor Foundation
The Quilts of Valor Foundation was founded by an American mum in 2003, who saw the need to support soldiers effected by war on her son’s return from deployment in Iraq. The mission of the American Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover ALL combat service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.