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

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Voting is Open for the Summer Mystery QOV 
People’s Choice

The Summer Mystery is solved! 

Voting for the PEOPLE’S CHOICE contest is open! It’s your choice.  EVERYONE can now vote for their favorite QOV top!  Spread the word to family and friends!

How does the “People’s Choice” work?
1.  Click on the VOTE HERE button below to view the QOV tops entered in the contest.

2.  Vote for the one QOV top you like the best by making a note of the number below the picture corresponding to your favorite top, scroll down and select that number in the voting box, then “Submit” your vote.

Only one vote per person please.

Voting ends October 1, 2019 at 11:45pm Eastern.

Thank you to QOVF volunteer Sandy Berg who created the 2019 QOV Summer Mystery—the latest of at least eight QOV mystery quilts with free patterns.  We appreciate her talent, time, and dedication to our mission.

Good luck to all 80 who entered.


The free Summer Mystery QOV pattern is available here:

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Saturday, September 7, 2019

Enter the People’s Choice! The 2019 QOV  Summer Mystery is solved!

Although the mystery is solved, there is still time for everyone to make the mystery QOV and enter the People’s Choice!

First, make the mystery quilt. QOVF member Sandy Berg’s QOV Mystery quilt free pattern is available here.

Second, submit a picture of your QOV TOP for the “PEOPLE’S CHOICE.”

  • Send a picture attached (e.g., JPG file) to an email to
  • Please note pictures within the body of an email will be returned and not accepted
  • Your top will be posted with just a number, no name
  • Deadline for submission is September 15, 2019  (11:45pm Eastern)

Third, voting! Everyone may who visits QOVF website may vote on-line for their favorite version of the mystery QOV. Tell your family and friends! Only one vote per person, please.

     -  There are prizes* for the makers of the three quilts with the most votes:

·          First Prize: $100 gift certificate
·          Second Prize $75 gift certificate
·          Third Prize:  $50 gift certificate

     - Voting begins September 16, 2019 and ends October 1, 2019 (11:45pm Eastern)

* Prizes were donated by an anonymous donor.

Stay tuned for the opening of VOTING !!

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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Summer Sewing?! Yes, it’s the 2019 QOV  Summer Mystery!

Too hot to be outside? Try a Quilts of Valor ® Summer Mystery while cooling off indoors!

QOVF member Sandy Berg has hosted a QOV Mystery quilt with a free pattern for the past seven years. Now she brings a “sizzling summer” mystery with yet another free pattern.

The 5-week QOV summer mystery starts the week of July 15 and ends the week of August 12, but you get the free pattern to make a QOV afterward too.  For information CLICK HERE
Choose your fabrics now and get ready - first clue announced July 15

But wait, there’s more…the “People’s Choice.”

Visitors to the website will vote on-line for the QOV top they like.  The QOV top with the most votes is the “People’s Choice.”

How does this work?
- After you complete your top, send a picture attached to an email to
   Your top will be posted with just a number, no name. 
   Please note pictures within the body of an email will not be accepted.
- Deadline for submission is September 6, 2019
- “People’s Choice” voting ends September 20, 2019

Have a safe sewing summer!
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