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Mountain Piecemakers Quilt Guild

A community of quilters in the mountains of North Carolina

Hero Day

Hero Quilts Honoring Veterans.  You can support our Hero Quilt Project by making an online donation (Mountain Piecemakers is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization)

What are Hero Quilts?


What are Hero Quilts?

The Mountain Piecemakers Quilters create around fifty beautiful quilts every year to honor and express their gratitude to local veterans. The ceremony usually starts at noon on a Saturday that falls close to Veteran's Day, on the Burnsville Town Square during the Flags for Heroes celebration, which the Burnsville Rotary Club, Mountain Air, and other local businesses sponsor. You can check your local paper for possible celebration times changes.

The quilters from the Mountain Piecemakers Quilt Guild make these quilts every year as a way of saying thank you to veterans from all branches of service. The guild has made and presented over 600 Hero quilts since 2013. Each veteran receives a quilt that is pieced and quilted, especially for them. Before the presentation each year, letters are mailed to the veterans who will be receiving quilts, inviting them and their families to the presentation.

The Hero Quilts are a cherished gift for the veterans who receive them. They are a tangible reminder of the community's appreciation for their service and sacrifice. The quilts also provide comfort and warmth to the veterans, both physically and emotionally.

This is the guild's and community's way of honoring local veterans and showing them how much we care. The quilters' dedication and craftsmanship are truly inspiring.

Some words of appreciation from recipients:

  Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Please accept my appreciation for the quilt I received for my husband, Wayne, at the very touching ceremony.Saturday.Such a nice, caring tribute to all the guild for your beautiful work for our veterans.My family and I will always cherish this quilt in his honor.   -Respectfully, Ann 

 Mountain Piecemakers Quilt Guild

I was deeply honored to receive the lovely quilt made by your group on May 28, 2016. The program on the Burnsville Town Square was really impressive.
It has been over 33 years since I retired from the United States Army. This was the first time that I have been recognized by anyone for service to our country.Thank you for the beautiful quilt. I will cherish it and remember always the love that went into the construction of all the quilts given that day. Freedom is a precious gift. We must always remember FREEDOM IS NOT FREE   -Sincerely, Bernard 

 With special thanks and appreciation for being so thoughtful Thank you so much for the quilt. You ladies are so considerate.    -God Bless, Phillip 

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How are Veterans Chosen?

Mountain Piecemakers honor veterans who reside in Madison, Mitchell and Yancey counties of Western North Carolina. Priority is given to World War II and Korean veterans, then the guild awards as many quilts as possible within funding constraints.

Anyone may nominate a veteran using this Veteran Nomination Form. We need the veteran’s name, mailing address, phone number and type of service, such as Navy – Korean War.  Nominees will be added to our list and will be awarded a quilt as soon as possible. The deadline to submit a nomination is December of the previous year.

If a guild member wants to honor a veteran who is not on the list of nominees, the member should make the quilt and pay for the costs of the patriotic fabric, muslin, batting and quilting.  Be sure the committee has the veteran’s name, mailing address, phone number and type of service. The guild would be responsible for the cost of the label, mailing of letter, and any costs on the day of presentation

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How is this Project Funded?

Any money donated to the Hero Quilt project during the year allows us to honor more veterans the following year.  Mountain Piecemakers budget for this project is determined each year based on the amount earned through the raffle of our opportunity quilt and our annual quilt show.

If you would like to support this effort, make a donation at the top of this page, or click here.
(we are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, so donations are tax deductible)

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Contact Us:

Mountain Piecemakers Quilt Guild
PO Box 1347
Burnsville, NC  28714

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