VA Palliative Quilt Project

  • Project Description:  Making quilts for veterans in the OKC Veterans Administration Hospital, Palliative Care Unit.
  • Background: Veterans entering the Palliative Care Unit are awarded a quilt in a special ceremony. The need is great. If every veteran were to receive a quilt, they would need approximately five (5) quilts a week (approximately 250 per year). On average they receive about 35 quilts every six (6) months.
  • Challenge:  Each guild member to make at least two quilts this year to donate to the Palliative Care Unit.
    • Great use of stash.
    • Great way to try new techniques.
    • Great way to use extra blocks from a block of the month program. 
    • Tag team with a partner(s) to combine efforts to complete multiple quilts.
  • Quilt Specifications: The recommended size of the quilt is 44" x 66" because it is a convenient size for the hospital bed. The quilts can be any size, color, and/or style. Both men and women are in the unit, and they have a variety of ways of matching a quilt to a veteran.
  • Finished Quilts: Finished quilts may be given to Vicki Medlin or Tisha Bowen at guild meetings and they will arrange delivery.

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