The Fabric Shop
508 S. Main Street
Springfield, TN 37172
Contact: Donna Sandidge
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The Fabric Shop is again celebrating the Quilts of Valor Foundations "National Sew Day" this year on February 4th from 9:30 to 6:00pm. Our objective is to sew as many quilts tops as possible on this day. We will be joining thousands of other volunteers across the country in making quilts for veterans and service members who have been touched by war in Robertson County, TN. See the Quilts of Valor Foundation (www.qovf.org) which provides hand crafted quilts to combat service members and veterans.
Springfield’s The Fabric Shop, an independent and locally owned quilt shop sponsors this event with volunteers across Middle Tennessee sharing their time and skills to serve the community.
The Fabric Shop is designated as one of only three "Certified Quilt Shops" in Tennessee by the Quilts of Valor Foundation (QOVF). Donna Sandidge, owner of The Fabric Shop says “These wartime quilts, called Quilts of Valor (QOV) are a tangible reminder of America's appreciation and gratitude to our combat veterans and service members for all they do. A Quilt of Valor is a generous lap-sized quilt that unequivocally says "Thank you for your service, sacrifice and valor in support of our country”. If you would like more information on how to participate in these efforts, please call the shop at 615-382-5600.
These events for the Quilts of Valor Foundation will have many folks showing up at the shop to do a type of combat of their own - make as many quilt tops as we can - to award to service members and veterans who have been touched by war. Last year we had 40 people who sewed a total of 320+ patriotic blocks which is enough to make 4 more quilts. Yeah ladies!! See some of the ladies who participated in the 2015 are shown above.
Everyone participated from sewing, pressing, squaring up or cutting strips. As one of only three Quilts of Valor Tennessee quilt shops, we like to thank everyone for all of their efforts.
In 2014, a special Quilts of Valor presentation of quilts was made to 3 Robertson County veterans who served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam during the 2nd Annual Love Your Local Quilt Shop Day National Sew benefiting the Quilts of Valor Foundation.
Shown from left to right are Roger Charlton who served in Vietnam, Ron Gallagher who served in Korea and Mary "Polly" Goodman who served in WWII..
Effective October 1, 2013, The Fabric Shop was designated as one of three "Certified Quilt Shop"s in Tennessee's by the Quilts of Valor Foundation (QOVF). These wartime quilts, called Quilts of Valor (QOV's) are a tangible reminder of America's appreciation and gratitude to our combat veterans and service members. QOVF has become a national grassroots community service effort, connecting the home-front with our warriors and veterans touched by war.
Quilts are stitched with love, prayers and healing thoughts; they are a tangible token of admiration that unequivocally says "Thank you for your service, sacrifice and valor". A Quilt of Valor is a generous lap-sized quilt, in many different patterns, made by a quilt-topper (the piecer) of quality fabrics and beautifully quilted by a "longarmer". After it has been bound, washed, labeled and wrapped in a presentation case, it is ready to be awarded.
Quilts are awarded at many different levels; they may go to military hospitals where Chaplains award them to wounded warriors; there have been presentations of QOV's to entire service units returning from combat deployments; quilts may be awarded at VA Hospitals or presented individually.
Please check out the Quilts of Valor Foundation website to learn more about this effort. Come in to see our Quilts of Valor display, and talk to Ginger Fondren, the executive assistant director of the Foundation or Donna Sandidge our QOV team leader about signing up to be a "coach" or a "rookie" quilter for piecing a quilt top or being a longarmer, purchase a Quilts of Valor kit at reduced prices, or make a receipent request.
You can also join our QOV local group and become a member of Quilts of Valor.