Call for Quilts for Wounded Warriors

Arlene Zobrist has been leading the Quilts for Wounded Warriors program through the South Bay Quilters Guild for a few years. Members of the Guild make patriotic quilts meeting specific size guidelines, and Arlene ships the quilts directly to her contacts at combat hospitals in Afghanistan.

A few days ago, Arlene received an email from Bagram stating that they’ve had an increase in trauma. June had the highest trauma rate in years, and July and August are expected to be high, as well.

Arlene is in need of quilts to send, so we’re spreading the word and asking for participation.

Following are the requirements for the quilts, and we will soon be adding a page to our website with these details:
Size: 48″ x 78″ (stretcher size)
Fabric and Batting: Cotton preferred; 80/20 is acceptable
Theme: Patriotic
Pillowcase (optional): 20″ x 30″, coordinating with the quilt

Recently Arlene spoke at the Surfside Quilters Guild in San Clemente, and they started a Wounded Warrior Special Committee led by Susie Russell. How wonderful to have another Guild joining in the effort to comfort our wounded soldiers while in intensive care or on their way home to the States!

Contact Arlene or South Bay Quilters Guild for any questions on the quilts.