I have been an active volunteer for Quilts of Valor® since 2007. My husband told me about the Chaplains who flew from Charleston to Germany to award QOVs to wounded service members in the hospital while on reserve duty. My grandfather served in WWI, father in WWII, brother in Vietnam and husband retired with 22 years in the Navy. Everywhere I have lived, I have worked to grow QOVF by building new groups and speaking to any group/guild who would listen to me share the mission of QOVF. It is my passion to serve our service members and veterans as they have served us.
My grandmother taught me to quilt at the age of 5. Although I have not quilted every year of my life, I have been around quilters. I started seriously quilting in my twenties. I love sharing quilting and the mission of QOVF to others.
The goals I have for Texas are to expand our networks of groups; build a TEAM to support those groups; encourage a new generation of volunteers through UOW; to partner with Veteran Support Groups across Texas to help reach veterans in areas we have no volunteers; and to build public awareness to the work and service QOV volunteers do for our veterans. We have a large state, but together we can build TEAM TEXAS to serve our service members and veterans.