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Certified Quilt Shop Program

Steps to Certification

  • Certification requires association with a QOV Group [minimum of 2 members], an annual $30 fee, hosting/sponsoring QOVF activities/events, carrying a line of patriotic fabric,
  • and understanding the basics of QOVF
  • Shop Owner completes  QUILT SHOP MEMBERSHIP FORM 01-23-2017 and submits to Quilts of Valor Foundation, P. O. Box 191, Winterset, IA 50273
  • Membership Director processes form, updating the database and notifying Certified Quilt Shop Program Coordinator
  • Program Coordinator assures shop appears on QOVF.org website, is listed in QOVF Threads On-line Newsletter and will automatically receive the newsletter
  • Shop receives a Welcome package including a Thank You poster, window cling with QOVF logo, and brochures

Shop is authorized to

  • Use the QOVF logo for shop/website/communication
  • Raise funds and accept monetary donations
  • Serve as a location to receive donated items (fabric, quilts, pillow cases)

The Shop Benefits

  • Topic to engage customers and encourage them
  • Opportunity to sell fabrics, patterns, tools, supplies
  • Expanding customer base through hosting events (sew days, etc.)
  • Publicity for sponsored activities
  • Reputation as a business that supports and honors our Veterans and Servicemembers
  • Listing on the QOVF website (Who’s in My Area)
  • Mention in the Newsletter
  • Customers may
    • Purchase patterns, fabric and supplies for QOVF projects
    • Ask questions about the organization
    • Attend events such as sew days, award ceremonies

Shop Owner Benefits

  • Network of shop owners
  • Sharing ideas for shop events
  • Monthly specials from QOVF supporting companies
  • Group leader receives reimbursement of funds raised by the group/shop as per policy
  • Discounted opportunities to participate in other quilt-related events
  • Advance notice of upcoming QOVF special events

Shop Sponsored Activity Ideas

  • Stock patterns, fabrics and supplies suitable for Quilts of Valor
  • Sell kits for blocks, pillowcases, and quilts
  • Participate in award ceremonies
  • Customers can
    • Donate fabric purchased at the shop
    • Sew individual blocks for shop to combine, and display quilt in shop before donating
    • Participate in regularly scheduled sew days