FAQ: QOV Quilt Questions

by | Jul 29, 2020 | Archive

What is a Quilt of Valor ® ?

A Quilt of Valor (QOV) is quilt made from three layers: 1) the pieced top which is usually a multi-colored pattern, 2) the batting which is the center, providing warmth and softness and 3) the backing which holds the entire QOV together.

In order to use t itemhe term Quilt of Valor, Quilts of Valor or QOV, the must be a specific size (click here for standards), must have a label with required information (click here), it must be awarded (it is not a gift) and it must be recorded (click here to nominate someone.  We prefer that you utilize the Foundation approved Label (spoonflower store).

Are there standards for a Quilt of Valor?

Yes, to find the QOV standards, click here to see our standards.

Why can’t a flag be quilted and turned into a QOV?

Our US Flag has very specific handling rules which we honor. Quilting a US Flag is an act of disrespect. The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature. For more on respect for the US Flag visit this link: Respect for the Flag

Can anyone make a QOV?

Our Founder, Catherine Roberts wanted people to volunteer and to make QOV’s. 

What makes it a QOV:

(1)   Quality materials and a standard sizing (click here for standards)  click here for standards

(2)   A QOVF Label (visit Spoonflower)

(3)   Registration in our system click here to Report an Award.

If the item made is not registered, it is not a QOV.

Can I order a Quilt of Valor?

No. Each QOV is made by volunteers to award our nominated service members and
veterans. QOVs are not a commodity or merchandise. To nominate an active duty
service member or living veteran, click here to nominate someone.

Can I buy a QOV so I can display it in my office, lobby, etc.?

No. QOVs are not for sale and we do not allow them to be permanently displayed. Once a QOV has been awarded the service member or veteran, they may choose to permanently display it in their home or office.  It is their QOV and their choice.

How much does a QOV cost?

Quilts of Valor ® are not for sale. They may not be raffled, sold, auctioned nor should any nominated service member or veteran (or their family) be asked to pay. These are awards from our volunteer members, many of whom are ‘Blue Star Moms’ who want to honor those who protect our way of life in the United States.

What do I do if I see a QOV listed for sale online, in a thrift store, or in an auction?

If you find a QOV for sale in any manner please email executive.director@qovf.org. We are responsible for protecting our legal marks and we will follow a standard protocol in order to have the item removed from sale.

Can a person be paid to make a QOV?

No. There is never to be money exchanged for the purpose of obtaining a QOV. There
should never be personal financial benefit to someone for making a QOV.

Does QOVF endorse patterns?

No. Pattern writers contact us to request use of our name in their marketing. We grant, with advance notice, permission for the writer to use the phrase ‘QOV Appropriate’.