Friday, October 18, 2019

Congratulations to the Winners of the People’s Choice for 
2019 QOV  Summer Mystery

Every Quilt of Valor top that was submitted is a winner in the eyes of the service members and veterans who will be awarded their QOV.

The People’s Choice resulted in the following tops as the winners—the most liked by over 2,000 people who voted.

Congratulations to:

            First Prize:* Ingrid Bennett, Spokane, WA  
            Second Prize*: Terry Burtchell, Port Orange, FL   
            Third Prize*:  Team of Monte Ruble, Janice Sheavly & Carolyn Spight, Anderson, SC

* Prizes from an anonymous donor.

Click to view the QOV Summer Mystery winners and all the tops submitted

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Dear QOVF Members,

QOVF members shared their thoughts about the Vision Statement and we listened; now we need your help again. 

In August the Board of Directors approved a revised Vision Statement—the Mission Statement remains the same.

Revised QOVF Vision Statement Creating Awarding Quilts of Valor as tangible expressions of gratitude for every service members and veterans touched by war (added).

QOVF Mission Statement: To cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.

The major theme that emerged from the feedback was that there was more clarity needed on what “Touched by War” means.  Here is the Touched by War presentation from Conference 2019.

Here is where we need your help. We are asking our members to share their thoughts with the working group using the on-line questionnaire.  

Last day to complete questionnaire:  October 22, 2019.

The Board approved a working group to address the phrase “touched by war” and how to incorporate this into the nomination-award process. The working group will have a core group of members with differing perspectives, including veterans/service members, to gain further understanding and general consensus on the phrase and how incorporate the examples/guidelines into the nomination-request process and nomination-request form (nationally and locally).

No names or email addresses are needed to provide feedback; however, if you wish to contact us, or have us contact you, please either add your contact information to the questionnaire or send an email to

Thank you for your dedication to the mission to bring comfort and healing to our service members and veterans touched by war through Quilts of Valor.

Take care,
The Touched by War Working Group