Originally from Maine, grew up in Florida and finally made my way to Georgia. My husband Bob was a 20 year veteran in the US Navy and served in Vietnam then went on to submarines, he passed away in 2018. I am retired after various jobs, Financial Director for a Florida municipality, Assistant Food Services Manager and bookkeeper for a floral designer company. I have also volunteered with Special Olympics. While I have sewn since grade school, I began quilting about 35 years ago.
My brother served in the US Army and the Florida National Guard, my grandfathers brother served during WWI.
I first heard about QOVF in 2015, when a former State Coordinator spoke at my local quilt guild. I became Group Leader of NEGA, and here I am today as State Coordinator. I also longarm for our group. I realized that Quilts of Valor was a way I could show appreciation and thank our service members and veterans! Seeing and hearing the veterans response when awarded a Quilt of Valor makes my heart beat faster!