Quilts of Valor
Myrtle Beach Shore Birds
To cover all service members and veterans touched by war with a comforting and healing Quilt of Valor
Above: Quilt of Valor presentation at the Veterans Cafe November 29, 2019
For up to date information about the Myrtle Beach Shorebirds,
Quilts of Valor is a 501c3 non profit national organization. It was founded in 2003 by Catherine Roberts. As of 12 - 5 - 2018 we have awarded 205,509 quilts nationally . Locally here in the Myrtle Beach area we have awarded 2,599 quilts since 2010, Our quilts have an estimated value of $250.00 each.
Our national website is: QOVF.org. Here you can find information about the organization, free patterns, and the names for the state coordinators. There is also a monthly newsletter available to members who have signed up on the web page. Our local group is listed on the state map on the web page.
Our local group is called the Myrtle Beach Shore Birds. We have 150 active members here and in other states. Our members come from many local guilds. These include members from Grand Stand Guild, Coastal Carolina Guild, Little River Guild, Conway Guild, and members from other southern states. The annual fee for membership is $5.00. This entitles the member to a pin and membership I.D number. That in turn allows you to access the Quilt of Valor members only web page and have access to benefits for members. One benefit is an account with the Superior Thread company.
Joan Wobbleton heads the local Myrtle Beach Shore Birds. Through Joan you can obtain panels for QOV quilts, as well as QOV quilt kits. When a member turns in a completed quilt top, we then add the batting and backing and find a longarmer to quilt the piece. We then add the QOV label and binding and the quilt is then ready to be awarded. We often have over 100 veterans waiting to have their Quilt of Valor awarded.
Membership to Quilts of Valor is $5.00 per year.
Contact Joan for more information:
105 Deer Tree Dr
Murrells Inlet.SC 29576
Myrtle Beach Shore Birds - Quilt of Valor 2020 Scheduled Events
- Veterans Cafe and Grille (located at 3544 Northgate shopping center - This is located at the intersection of 707 and Socastee Blvd and 17 bypass behind the CiCi's pizza and McDonalds off of Coalition Dr.)
in January we will have two presentations each day, one at 9 AM and one at 11:30 AM. 6 - 8 quilts will be awarded at each presentation. In February through December, presentations will be at 11:30 AM.
- March 6, 13, 27
- April 3, 10, 17th (9 AM), 24
- May 1st; 8th; 15th (9AM); 22nd; 29th
- June 5th; 12th; 19th (9AM);26th
- July 3rd; 10th; 17th; 24th; 31st
- August 7th; 14th; 21st; 28th
- September 4th; 11th; 18th (9AM); 25th
- October 2nd; 9th; 16th (9AM);23rd; 30th
- November 6th; 13th; 20th (9AM); 27th
- December 4th; 11th; 18th
Other Award Ceremonies
● March 2nd - St. Michaels Catholic Church Knights of Columbus Pac Hall- 10 AM - Awarding 9 Quilts
● March 14th - Horry County Museum Auditorium 12:30 PM - Awarding 30 Quilts
● March 15th - Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, North Myrtle Beach - 2PM - Awarding 31 Quilts
● April 14th - 12:30 PM - General Robert Reed Recreation Center, Market Commons - Awarding 25 - 30 Quilts
● April 15th - Noon- Veterans Administration Center Florence - Awarding20 quits Swamp Fox
● May 2nd - 8 AM - 3 PM - Belin Methodist Church, Murrells Inlet, SC -Blessing of Inlet. We have a booth to be manned, (Volunteers needed)
● July 5th - Sandy Missionary Baptist Church, Myrtle Beach, SC - Awarding 13 Quilts
● July 15th - Veterans Administration Center Cemetery Rd Florence -Noon - Awarding 20 Quilts Swamp FoxRoad
● August 20th - The Farm, Carolina Forest Community Center - Awarding 22 Quilts (Date Pending)
● October 21st - Veterans Administration Florence - 12:00PM - Awarding 20 Quilts Swamp Fox
● November 7th - Berkshire Forest Club House - Awarding 6 Quilts