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 NURSING 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: Mil Quilts
|SUGGESTED FABRICS &
LAP QUILTS:: 40" X 50" cotton
STRETCHER: 40" X 60" cotton
FIDGET: 20" X 25"
|USO presented Certificate of
Appreciation to TRQG for 150
donated stretcher quilts