Jim Simons Awarded QOV
Deeply touched by his own QOV award, Jim Simons made QOV Award ceremonies a part of
his company’s annual activities at the Milwaukee Machine Quilters Show. Photo used courtesy
of Jessica Drake (formerly Jessica Darke Photography).
The Palm Beach Patriotic Quilters
The Palm Beach Patriotic Quilters QOV Group of Jupiter, FL, went all in for the stars and stripes
as they worked together on National Sew Day to create QOVs.
Thank You Notes
These are just as memorable to QOVF members as The Moment is to the Veteran or Service Member.
Janice Lynn, the author of “Wrapped Up In Christmas,” got to share the QOVF story with host Cameron Mathison on Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family”talk show. 201912
USS Ticonderoga Presentation
USS Ticonderoga veterans received QOVs awarded at their veterans’ association reunion in Albuquerque, NM. 201910
During the American Gold Star Mothers Convention in Albuquerque, NM, Vietnam veteran Terry Geiling (US Navy) was awarded his QOV. Terry now serves as Executive Director of the American Gold Star Mothers Manor in Long Beach, CA.201909
Veritas Prep Award
Veritas Preparatory Academy students Nathan Howerton and Samantha Leftwich awarded a QOV to BG John Nicholson, US Army, Ret. Patriots Triangle QOV co-coordinator Les Wallace conducted the ceremony. 201908
Gunnery Sergeant Isaac Gallegos shared personal thoughts of inspiration and motivation with those who attended his QOV award ceremony in the atrium of the Marine Corps Museum in Triangle, VA.201905
Air Force veteran Jean Carson shows his longarm quilting on a quilted QOV destined for a future award. 201903
Thomas G, “This is for him…”
Thomas G., USAF Ret, who served as a fighter pilot in Vietnam, said he was accepting the quilt in honor of his best friend, Capt. John Bush. Capt. Bush was shot down in Vietnam and is still considered Missing In Action. “For those of you who know me, I’m normally not at a loss for words, but not today,” Gates said. “The true heroes are the 56,000 or so who didn’t make it. The rest of us were lucky. That was a very sad day for me and this is for him.”
2017 VCARE QOV Award
Award Ceremony of the 2017 USF College of Nursing student Veterans. The Veterans are part of the V-CARE cohort and were awarded the quilts as gratitude for their military service. Many of the V-CARE graduates return to active duty after graduation as nurses on the front lines.
WWII Deloris Thompson-Love
WWII veteran Deloris Thompson Love-Collins was awarded her QOV during the American Legion Post 1 Annual Women Veterans luncheon in Denver, CO. 20190607
Major General McWilliams in her QOV (left) is wrapped by Kathleen Decker of Peninsula Patriots, QOVF group. MG McWilliams shows the quilt label with her photo (right). Photos courtesy of Donna H. Parry. 201902
Karl Bach received his QOV just ahead of the premier playing of the “Quilts of Valor Grand March,” which he composed. 201911
VCARE 2019 Award Ceremony
Award Ceremony of 20 USF College of Nursing Veterans. The Veterans are part of the V-CARE cohort and were awarded the quilts as gratitude for their military service. Many of the V-CARE graduates return to active duty after graduation as nurses on the front lines.
USF VCARE 2018
Members of the December 2018 V-CARE graduating class.