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www.QOVF.org: Mission Statement: To cover all service members and veterans touched by war with healing and comforting quilts called Quilts of Valor.
226 FB users likes Quilts of Valor Greater Wichita Area, set it to 25 position in Likes Rating for Wichita, Kansas in Non-profit organization category
We had the privilege of awarding 22 Quilts of Valor today at the Mulvane A.L. post.
The next QOV sew day for QOV Greater Wichita Area is Saturday, May 9 from 10 AM to 3 PM at the Tyler Rd. Southern Baptist Church. Bring your gear and join the fun!
www.QOVF.org is the website where you will find out more on how to make a QOV, request one for someone you know who has been touched by war, find a group in your state, and much more.
QOV Greater Wichita Area members will be awarding QOVs to military service members at a church on Sunday and to military veterans in a WSU communications class on Monday.
Our nest sewing day is Saturday, March 14 beginning at 10 AM.
QOV Greater Wichita Area awarded a total of 242 Quilts of Valor in 2014. Since our beginning in 2004/5 we have awarded 2067 QOVs overall. The sad part of t2014 is that approximately 20 QOVs (either kits or taken for binding/label) were never returned to our sewing bee - thus lost for this year.
From QOV Foundation - following are the totals for QOVS awarded in 2014: 1st quarter: 2,919 2nd quarter: 4,045 3rd quarter: 3,668 4th quarter: 6,741 1-1-2014 through 12-31-2014: 17,373 112,682 total Quilts Awarded It is so wonderful to see how many more volunteers are reporting the QOVs that are awarded to our military.
*******ALERT**********ALERT***********ALERT************* PLEASE READ: Our next sewing bee is the FIRST SATURDAY of DECEMBER (Dec. 6) - NOT THE SECOND. We make this change annually to fit in with the church's schedule. It is also our Potluck. Bring a covered dish to share if you want. Contact Teresa to check the list, as well. Thanks!!
We currently have 40 members who have paid their dues in the Greater Wichita Area Group. If you want to join QOVF as a member of the Greater Wichita Area Group, please contact me ASAP. If you choose not to join we will still appreciate your support to Quilts of Valor Foundation.
A quick update: We have individually awarded 168 QOVs so far this year. The number will go up over the next 2 weeks as I have made several more dates to award. I have not included any group awards.
The retreat was held in Stafford this weekend. Everyone had a great time and many QOVs are near completion. Check out pics at our Group page on FB. Dennis, Lynn & Teresa had a booth at the craft fair in Halstead also.
Our name has changed. We are now registered as: Quilts of Valor Greater Wichita Area. The change should better reflect our geographical area.
Follow this link to read Susan Gordon's letter about some of the changes going on nationally as we become a stronger more cohesive organization: https://www.facebook.com/notes/quilts-of-valor/letter-from-executive-director-susan-gordon/10152384634713716
Our next QOV Sew Day is Saturday, October 10 from 10 AM to 3 PM. We meet at the Tyler Rd. Baptist Church - one block north of Kellogg on Tyler. Parking is at the back of the church. Bring your sewing gear - whether for hand sewing or machine piecing. We have some kits ready for check out as well.
The next sew day for QOV Greater Wichita Area is this Saturday (August 8). Feel free to join us at the Tyler Road Baptist Church from 10 - 3. Bring your sewing gear and QOV projects. We need people to hand sew on binding & labels, cut and press fabric and more. We have fun and everyone is welcome!
OOPS! We are having our monthly sewing day TODAY (July 11) at the Tyler Rd. Baptist Church. Short notice - but join us if you can!
Some of us will be speaking at WSU this week and presenting a QOV or two in Becky Nordyke's communications class.
Our next QOV Sew Day is Saturday, June 13. Tyler Rd, Baptist Church. 10 til 3. Bring your sewing gear and help us create heirloom Quilts of Valor for our military who have been touched by war.
Don't forget to check out our Facebook GROUP Page and the QOVF Group page on FB.
The next sew day for QOV Greater Wichita Area will be Saturday, Feb. 14 at the Tyler Rd. Baptist Church (1 blk north of Kellogg on Tyler) in Wichita. I will have the pins and membership cards for those who have joined and haven't picked them up yet.
From our Executive Director: Hello to all our Facebook Friends. As you know QOVF added the option of membership at the beginning of 2015. I am delighted to share with you as of the 19th day of January we have over 2500 members who have already joined and adding more everyday. To know that so many of you have added the support of membership to your dedication, is awesome. For those who will continue to volunteer, thank you for your support. Your quilts are needed and welcomed as we continue our mission to cover those touched by war. Last year you made and awarded 17,373 Quilts of Valor. I hope through our joint efforts we will surpass that number in 2015. Thank you for all you do for our military. Susan Gordon Executive Director
The next QOV Kansas Sewing day is Saturday July 12 from 10 - 3. Hop on over to the QOV Kansas Bee Group Page for further details!
The next sewing Bee for Wichita is on Saturday, June 14. Feel free to join in the fun as we continue creating heirloom quilts for our service men and women who have been touched by war.