QUILTS OF VALOR
Ginny Freyermuth of Le Mars is a quilter, and she does a prolific amount of work. Three years ago, Ginny became involved in Quilts of Valor. Her first Quilt of Valor was presented to the husband of a friend of hers.
Quilts of Valor is an organization that began in 2003, when the mother of a soldier sent her son a quilt to comfort him.
Freyermuth is a member of the Quilts of Valor Foundation, the organization which sets the standards for the quilts that are presented to veterans.
Ginny says its an honor to create the quilts, and rewarding to see them presented.
One quilt takes an estimated 100 hours of work and cost some 300 dollars to produce. Freyermuth says the banks and business in town that she has approached to help defray costs have been generous.
The quilts have been presented in a variety of settings.
Ginny says the quilts also carry personal information about the recipient’s military service, in the case of one presented earlier this week.
Freyermuth at first wanted to get 4-H clubs interested in making Quilts of Valor, but that idea was quashed by the Covid outbreak. But Ginny said the idea took root in the community when these quilts were presented to veterans at the Plymouth County Fair. Since she started three years ago, Freyermuth has completed 52 Quilts of Valor. Seven were presented to veterans this week.