Workshop Sessions Descriptions
Social Media Tips and Tricks
Learn about how to leverage and market your QOVF group on social media with Stephanie Tinnirello, QOVF Marketing Director. We’ll cover types of social media, how to best use them, and what pitfalls to avoid.
Network with other LongArmy™ members to discuss best practices, tips, tricks, and more. Maggie Klenke, QOVF LongArmy™ member, former QOVF Board Secretary, and QOVF group member will lead the discussion. Not a part of the LongArmy™ but want to learn more? Please join us!
Managing QOVF Group Finances
Learn the nuts and bolts of managing QOVF group finances. We’ll cover group finance requirements, reports, and tips and tricks to best manage your group’s finances. Feel free to come with your questions and tips to share. Michelle Nelson, QOVF Finance Director, and Ann Rehbein, QOVF Treasurer and former QOVF Executive Director will host this informative session.
Quilt Rescue 101
Join board member Mary Kerr as she covers the basics of restoration and repair. Together we can address those quilt mishaps that occur when we least expect them. How can we use our skills to save the day AND our quilts?
All-Star Quilts of Valor Book Review: Tricks of the Trade
25 well-known designers donated their time and talent to create our latest QOV book and exhibit. Join Mary Kerr as she shares some of the tricks and fast piecing techniques from our fabulous team. Books will be available in class and at the QOV store during the conference.
Learn tips and tricks to make fundraising profitable and fun for your QOVF group. Christine Hurley, QOVF Indiana State Coordinator, shares her best tips and tricks to give you a fresh look and inspire you to raise more for your QOVF group.
Quilting on the Homefront
Record of our nation’s military can be traced back to the Revolutionary War. This presentation features quilts and their makers in support of our nation’s Army, Navy, Army Air Corp, Marines and Coast Guard. As quilters for Quilts of Valor, you too, are making American quilt history as you comfort those who served. Hosted by Sue Reich, QOVF Board Chair, quilt appraiser and historian.
Scrap Planning and Cutting 1 – Using strips and rectangular scraps with Lisa Sutherland.
Want to make more QOVs? Got scraps? Make more QOV quilts with a plan. Don’t know what to cut or what to do next? Join Lisa for some ideas and quilts to use your fabric scraps and plan for more quilts. Lisa will provide a pattern to attendees along with a scrap cutting handout. Her goal is always the same – make more QOVS to award more QOVs.
Scrap Planning and Cutting 2 – Using squares with Lisa Sutherland
Want to make more QOVs? Got scraps? Make more QOV quilts with a plan. Don’t know what to cut or what to do next? Lisa will share some ideas and quilts to use your fabric scraps and plan for more quilts. Lisa will provide a pattern to attendees along with a scrap cutting handout. Her goal is always the same – make more QOVs to award more QOVs
Group Leader Forum
Join QOVF Group Leaders from across the country to network, share ideas, and learn from each other. Bring your ideas and questions and enjoy meeting other leaders face to face.
State & District Coordinator Forum
We’ll network, share best practices, celebrate, and more in the State & District Coordinator Forum. Meet other State and District Coordinators attending the conference and network.