At each AQS QuiltWeek Show, AQS partners with a charity to give back through the art of quiltmaking. This year, AQS is partnering with the Quilts of Valor Foundation (QOVF) to spread the word about QOVF and to get quilters like you involved in the creation of Quilts of Valor. The Foundation’s mission is “to cover service members and veterans touched by war,” and that’s what they do; they literally wrap award recipients with beautiful quilts. At AQS QuiltWeek in Grand Rapids, there will be an exhibit, Quilts of Valor: a 50 State Salute. Join us for two special events this week: Quilts of Valor II: Free Film Viewing on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. and a free lecture about the Quilts of Valor program and how to get involved on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Quilts of Valor will be presented in the AQS Learning Center at noon on Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Visit these events or the exhibit to learn how you and your quiltmaking friends can make a difference!