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Hero Quilts Project 

The Guild makes and donates quilts to men and women veterans across the Nation in appreciation for their service and sacrifice, in addition to donating quilts to the Naval Hospital at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

During February 2023, two quilts were presented: One to Retired Navy Corpsman, Ray Smith, who served in Vietnam and the other to Francis Hayden, who served 22 years in the Marine Corps.

On Veteran's Day, November 11, 2021, with the assistance of the Swansboro Marine Corps League Detachment #1407, Darlene Tracy presented 11 Hero Quilts to the veterans living at The Landing of Swansboro Assisted Living Home.

One of the quilts presented was pieced by Virginia Amend and quilted by Kelly Arnett.


On October 15, 2017, Steve Tracy, husband of Hero Quilt Chairperson, Darlene Tracy, presented Fran Mitchell with a Hero Quilt made by the Crystal Coast Quilters Guild.  Fran, age 93, enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1944. The quilt was awarded to Fran at the Marine Corps League Bangor Maine Detachment. 

On October 13, 2017, the 242nd birthday of the U.S. Navy, Swansboro Veterans of Foreign Wars, W. E. Baggs, Sr., Post 9960 took the opportunity to honor one of its own.  With the assistance of Darlene Tracy, C. T. May, 92, of Cedar Point was presented with a Hero Quilt.  May served in the Navy during World War II.

If you would like to support this program, please scan box to the right to be directed to the online donation page.    

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Crystal Coast Quilters' Guild is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

P.O. Box 1819

Morehead City, NC 28557

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