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)
Burnsville honors its local heroes each year with an afternoon of fun and celebration near July 4th. The Town Square hosts exhibitors, musicians, and food vendors that include large wall of heroes with the photos and stories of veterans and local heroes. The Emergency Management Services, fire departments, teachers, police and sheriff’s departments are honored, in addition to veterans
The Mountain Piecemakers Quilt Guild presents quilts made by their members to local veterans. Each of these quilts is individually made for that veteran and quilted by the local members of the guild.
The presentation of veteran’s quilts has taken place since 2013 and has grown each year. This annual event truly shows how the people of Burnsville appreciate what the servants in their community do for them. 56 quilts were awarded in 2013.
Some words of appreciation from recipients:
Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Mountain Piecemakers Quilt Guild
With special thanks and appreciation for being so thoughtful Thank you so much for the quilt. You ladies are so considerate. -God Bless, Phillip
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
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.