I have been involved with Quilts of Valor since 2005 when I picked up a brochure at the Chicago quilt festival. I made my first QOV that year and try to make as many as I can each year. A member of the Lincoln Quilters Guild, I quilt regularly with my small group and the Lincoln QOV group, and speak often to civic and community organizations about Quilts of Valor. Our group works with the Nebraska 4-H QOV project, and we regularly team up with Patriotic Productions to award quilts to Honor Flight veterans.
My husband, Tim and I are parents/parents-in-law of 6 children, 5 of whom are now or recently have been active duty military. We are proud grandparents of 4 and are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Grandbaby #5 this spring.