|Since the fall of 2012, the guild has sent quilts directly to Air Evacuation units
stationed in Afghanistan. Since the Air Force Evacuation has ended in
Afghanistan, we are now sending our quilts to the Casualty Air Staging Facility
(CASF) at Ramstein AFB, Germany. To date we have sent several dozen
quilts that have kept our wounded warriors warm while being air lifted to
medical facilities for further treatment of injuries. The quilts (40" x 60") are
sized to fit the litters on which the soldiers are transported and are of no
particular pattern. We try to make each quilt colorful, cheerful in nature, and
not too "froufrou". Each quilt bears the TRQG label and the maker's first
name or initials. We will continue to send quilts as long as our young men and
women are stationed in harms way. Between the veterans home and the
military quilts, over 83 quilts were donated in 2018.
VETERANS HOME QUILTS:
The guild is supporting the Kinston Veterans Home by making lap-robe sized
quilts to place on each of the beds and fidget quilts for their memory unit.
When a sufficient number of quilts are gathered, we take them to the nursing
home along with paper-back books members have donated.
Chair: Military Quilts
|SUGGESTED FABRICS & DIMENSIONS
LAP : 40" X 50" cotton
STRETCHER: 40" X 60" cotton
FIDGET: 20" X 25"
|Chantal Heutis -
|The USO presented TRQG
with a Certificate of
Appreciation for donated