Quilts of Valor Presentation -- 11/11/2023

On Saturday, November 11th, six veterans from various branches of service were presented with patriotic quilts made by guild members. Rose Rhoades and her husband from QOV organization and Annie Houston, the guild member who spearheaded this project, did a wonderful job with the ceremony to honor these veterans.  More photos of the individual presentations below.

Quilts of Valor made by guild members

Reflections: AIDS Memorial Quilt                     A Conversation and Exhibition

Mizell Senior Center
480 S. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs


Mizell’s Center’s 3rd Wednesday Speaker Series held an event to reflect upon the AIDS Memorial Quilt. Conceived in November 1985, by AIDS activist Cleve Jones, the Quilt was founded to create a memorial to celebrate the lives of people who died from AIDS-related causes.

The panelist reflected on the history of the HIV/AIDS pandemic and explored the origins and evolution of the Quilt. The Quilt serves as a memorial to lives lost and simultaneously remains a resounding symbol of LGBT activism, perseverance and quest for social justice.

Coachella Valley Quilt Guild is a proud Community Partner for this event, and several guild members and their friends contributed panels for a 12' x 12' quilt. 

Photos by Robert Tucker.

Quilts of Valor 2017

Sun City Quilters present Quilts of Valor to two of the veterans who live in the Sun City community.  These quilts were presented on Veteran's Day 2017. These photos are of Sy Kaplan receiving his quilt that was made by Phyllis Peterson.