The South Bay Quilters Guild has put out a request to all of the guilds in Southern California, asking for quilts for their wounded warrior project.
Arlene Zobrist, SBQG coordinator for the Wounded Warrior Quilts program, has received a request from the Bagram Field Hospital in Afghanistan. While we have been sending quilts regularly (with the help of DHL), they are very low on quilts and would like to have 100!
Quilts for wounded warriors are shipped directly to combat hospitals in Afghanistan for critically wounded warriors. The wounded are transported from combat areas on converted cargo planes with minimal heat. The handmade quilts provide warmth and comfort to show them we care, and are also used as part of patient care in Intensive Care Units. The colorful, soft quilts are a stark contrast to their surroundings and show our gratitude for the warrior’s sacrifices.
Following are the requirements for the quilts, as suggested by the military medical community:
Size: 48″ x 78″ (stretcher/gurney size)
Fabric and Batting: 100% cotton preferred; 80/20 is acceptable
Quilting: machine or hand quilted, or tied
Pillowcase (optional): 20″ x 30″, coordinating with the quilt
If you have a quilt to donate, please notify Pam Boozan.