Join us as we welcome Cindy Manfre', VP and Program Chair of Quilting Sisters Guild and the Leesburg area volunteer representative with the Quilts Of Valor Organization. Quilts of Valor provides the healing power of quilts to our veterans. All the veteran needs to do is request one through the foundation's website. Over 200,000 quilts in 50 states have been carefully handmade and presented to our service men and woman. The organization's motto is "Quilting to Honor & Comfort."
Read more below and look to the foundation's website https://www.qovf.org/
Quilts of Valor Foundation began in 2003 with a dream, literally a dream. Founder Catherine Roberts’ son Nat was deployed in Iraq. According to Catherine:
The dream was as vivid as real life. I saw a young man sitting on the side of his bed in the middle of the night, hunched over. The permeating feeling was one of utter despair. I could see his war demons clustered around, dragging him down into an emotional gutter. Then, as if viewing a movie, I saw him in the next scene wrapped in a quilt. His whole demeanor changed from one of despair to one of hope and wellbeing. The quilt had made this dramatic change. The message of my dream was:
Quilts = Healing
COFFEE & CONVOS is a new way to connect at the LCFA each Friday at noon. The aim is to Learn, Share, Connect. It's laid back and casual. There's a new topic each week but feel free to take an adventurous detour.
+ Gather in the gallery space where the art will inspire you.
+ Relax in the comfy chairs with a cup of yummy brew.
+ Meet interesting and like minded people.
+ Chat about topics relating to the arts, creativity, community and collaboration.