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Saturday, April 6, 2019

Spring into Action...Register for a Quilting Class at the QOVF Conference




Spring into action and register now for a Quilting Class at the QOVF conference!




Two well-known instructors, Nancy McNally and Pam Heller, will teach quilting classes featuring their newly-designed patterns just for QOVF Conference using Northcott Silks Cotton fabrics.

The Monday and Tuesday quilting classes include the following as part of the conference fee:
     - Sewing machines for use in the classes on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday are provided courtesy of Janome
     - Patterns for all classes are provided courtesy of the instructors
     - Pre-cut Kits for the quilt tops for Monday and Tuesday classes only are provided courtesy of Northcott Silks from their brand new patriotic collection for QOVF

Please note:
  • You must provide your own basic sewing supplies (e.g. pins, scissors, neutral thread, and travel iron, if you have one, etc.)
  • Information on the fabric needed for the Sunday's quilting class is forthcoming
  • You can take your quilt tops home with you
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION is required for all quilting classes and seating space is limited. Click here for details on the quilting classes.
Complete conference registration information is here.  There is no on-site registration

After registering for the conference, or if you have already registered, please check your registration confirmation email to verify you are registered  for the sessions, and especially the quilting class you want to take.  Email Conference2019@qovf.org if you have questions.

Conference fee schedule: 
Early Bird Special
Ends April 20, 2019 (11:45pm Eastern)
Members: $110
Non-members $130

Regular Registration
April 21, 2019 to July 18, 2019 (11:45pm Eastern)
Members $115
Non-members $135

See you in Grand Rapids, MI in August!

Questions? Email Conference2019@QOVF.org

Sunday, March 17, 2019

FINAL Summary for QOVF 2019 National Sew Day


FINAL Summary of QOVF 2019 National Sew Day in in!

The final summary is in! We are well on our way toward 300,000 service members and veterans being awarded a Quilt of Valor—one quilt and one recipient at a time—thanks to YOU!

You also ‘counted what counts’ and here is the final summary
  • Over 4,100 of you—more than double of last year—volunteered to sew, quilt (longarm or machine quilt), cut, press, and beyond!
    • About 3,000 represent almost one-third of the current QOVF membership
    • About 1,000 represent first-time volunteers
  • You represented the entire United States as well as Australia and Canada
  • The final ‘counts’ reported as of  February 19:
    • Tops: 617.5
    • Quilts: 276
    • QOVF Block Drive Blocks (Floating Ohio Star): 3,853
    • Other Blocks: 4,179
In just one day, you created about 1,297 comforting and healing Quilts of Valor for America’s finest service members and veterans.

Click Here for inspiring and fun comments from NSD participants; the list of prize winners; and our sew day supporters that provided almost $5,000.00 in prizes.

You will not want to miss participating in next year’s National Sew Day on February 1, 2020!

Contact Special Events Coordinator at events@QOVF.org for more information.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Registration is OPEN for the 2019 QOVF Annual Conference!






Registration is OPEN!

Join us to learn more, meet fellow quilters, reconnect with friends, and get inspired as the journey continues...

Conference information is here:
  • First, are you ready?  View this video to take a fast-paced, visual tour of the 2019 QOVF Conference.
  • Next, review the Conference Agenda - latest version of Agenda 28 Feb   More details coming, (Agenda subject to change.)
  • Then, review and print the Registration Quick Start Guide - latest version of Quick Start Guide 28 Feb, to make your registration go smoothly.
Registration closes July 18, 2019.

Conference Fee Schedule:  
Early Bird Special
Ends April 20, 2019 (11:45pm Eastern)
Members: $110
Non-members $130

Regular Registration
April 21, 2019 to July 18, 2019 (11:45pm Eastern)
Members $115
Non-members $135

Questions? Email Conference2019@QOVF.org

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Are you ready? Preview the Conference Agenda. Registration opens March 1st!







Are you ready?   Preview the Conference agenda!    Countdown to registration opening on  March 1, 2019.

Join us to learn more, meet fellow quilters, reconnect with friends, and get inspired as the journey continues...

Conference information is here:


Conference fee schedule: 
Early Bird Special
Ends April 20, 2019 (11:45pm Eastern)
Members: $110
Non-members $130

Regular Registration
April 21, 2019 to July 18, 2019 (11:45pm Eastern)
Members $115
Non-members $135

Questions? Email Conference2019@QOVF.org

Friday, February 22, 2019

QOVF Celebrates 2018 Accomplishments!



QOVF volunteers wrapped 30,745 veterans and service members touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor in 2018 and over 209,110 since 2003.

As one recipient said, “Receiving it, I was not prepared for the emotions that coursed through me from wonder to tears. I am not sure what it means to have total strangers care for you in this way!”

Thank you for your dedication, your time, and your talent—QOVF appreciates all you do.