The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Hancock and Henderson Counties have joined together to form a Quilts of Valor organization. Several ladies come together to work to make Quilts to honor American servicemen who have valiantly served to protect our country and who have taken time away from home and family to help keep America's freedom safe. It is an important act of appreciation for their service to this great country we all share and enjoy.
Quilts of Valor quilts began in 2003 by a quilter named Catherine Roberts when her son was deployed in Iraq. Since that time over 300,000 quilts have been presented to those who have served in the military of the United States. It has quickly grown to spread across the USA, with groups and individuals piecing and quilting comfort quilts for veterans to honor their service.
The members of the Hancock/Henderson Quilts of Valor will be presenting their first quilts on this Sunday, October 9, 2022, at 2:00 P.M. to several veterans who live in the Hancock and Henderson County communities. Please join this patriot quilters this Sunday at the American Legion Hall on Broadway Street in downtown Stronghurst for this special presentation of honoring these veterans.
If you are a veteran and would like to have a quilt, please contact one of these ladies:
Angela Myers 309-337-0095, Henderson County,
Peggy Chockley 319-759-4953, Henderson County,
or Jan Gutting 217-357-5430, Hancock County.