20th Anniversary Conference

20th Anniversary Conference

September 13 – 15, 2023

Paducah Convention Center, 415 Park St, Paducah, KY 42001


Three Days, 11 Workshop Sessions, and 250 members and supporters.


Quilts of Valor Foundation ® is headed to Paducah, Kentucky, to host its 20th Anniversary Conference on September 13-15, 2023!

The 3-day conference will kick off with a private reception at the National Quilt Museum on Wednesday evening. Thursday and Friday will feature speakers, networking opportunities, workshop sessions, and more.

Cost: $250 per attendee. Registration fee includes: National Quilt Museum reception, lunch on Thursday and Friday, conference workshop sessions, and a 20th Anniversary Conference Bag

Location: Paducah Convention Center, 415 Park St, Paducah, KY 42001

Conference registration is open to QOVF members. You must be a member to register for this event. To check the status of your membership, please contact membership@qovf.org. To sign up as a member, please go here.

Registration is currently open. 

Conference Workshop Sessions

We encourage all attendees to select 6 sessions. We will place attendees in 5 workshops with the extra session selected as an alternate.

  • LongArmy 
  • Group Finances
  • Social Media Tips
  • Quilt Rescue 101
  • Fun Fundraising
  • Quilt Making on the Home Front
  • All Star QOV Book Review: Tricks and Tips
  • Scrap Planning and Cutting 1- Using strips and rectangular scraps with Lisa Sutherland.
  • Scrap Planning and Cutting 2- Using square scraps with Lisa Sutherland.
  • State & District Coordinator Forum
  • Group Leader Forum

Other Events (No Registration Needed): Quilters Alliance – Amy Milne with Quilters Alliance will be on hand to record QOVF quilters’ stories and memories. The Quilters Alliance was established in 1993 with a mission to document, preserve, and share our American quilt heritage by collecting stories from quilters across the U.S. We invite all attendees to share their quilt stories. 

The day to day schedule will be available in June.

Conference Workshop Presenters

More information coming soon about each of our amazing 2023 Presenters!

  • Ann Rehbein 
  • Michelle Nelson
  • Mary Kerr 
  • Sue Reich
  • Christine Hurley
  • Maggie Klenke
  • Stephanie Tinnirello
  • Lisa Sutherland


Paducah, KY is known as Quilt City USA and is home to many quilt shops and events in the quilting industry. The city boasts many good restaurants, shops, and the beautiful scenery of the nearby Ohio River.

Hotel Information

To reserve a room under QOVF’s hotel block please call the hotel directly and let them know you are part of QOVF’s conference. 

Auburn Place, 3994 Hinkleville Road, Paducah, Kentucky 42001

Rates start at around $90 a night for rooms. The hotel is located close to Exit 4 off I-24 and is about a 10 minute drive to the Paducah Convention Center. Please call the hotel at (270) 444-7667 to make a reservation under QOVF hotel block and let them know you are part of QOVF conference.

 Holiday Inn Riverfront Hotel, 600 N 4th St, Paducah, Kentucky 42001

(Rooms are still available as of April 27th)

Rates start at $159 a night for queen beds and go upwards of $209 for King Suites. The hotel is across the street from the Paducah Convention Center. Please call the hotel at (270) 366-7614 to make a reservation under QOVF hotel block and let them know you are part of QOVF conference.

Additional Hotels

You can find more information about hotels and availability in Paducah at the Paducah Convention and Visitors Bureau website here.

Traveling and Things to Do in Paduach

Traveling to Paducah

The Paducah Convention and Visitors Bureau has great information about how to travel to Paducah here

Things to Do in Paducah 

Paducah has many great attractions, restaurants, and quilt shops. To learn more about what the area has to offer, please visit here.  

20th Anniversary Labels and Certificate

Spoonflower Quilts of Valor Labels

Our Quilts of Valor 20th Anniversary labels are available in the QOVF Spoonflower Store in honor of our 20th anniversary. In addition to our 20th Anniversary labels, our store has other custom labels and panels.

20th Anniversary Certificate 

Our 20th Anniversary certificates are available on the Member Dashboard in honor of our 20th anniversary. 


Anniversary Quilt Patterns

This year instead of a mystery quilt we are celebrating our 20th Anniversary with a Block of the Month (BOM) quilt, “20 Stars for 20 Years”. Registration is open to members only. Click here to register. From March to July, we will have a new block of the month and all Block of the Month (BOM) quilts will be listed each month on the Member Dashboard.

Registration is currently open. *No refunds will be issued for cancellations.

*Cancellation Policy and Conference Disclaimer: Please note there are no refunds for registration cancellations. We will allow registration transfers to another member. To transfer tickets to other members, please contact conference@qovf.org as soon as possible.