"Our community (quilters, longarmers, points of
contact, recipients, and donors) includes
people from many walks of life. Each of us
must promote inclusiveness, respecting the
opinion of every other fellow volunteer. Let
us always look for the common threads that
unite us rather than the differences that
"Quilts of Valor are civilian awards to those who have
been willing to stand in harm’s way for our
nation and been touched by war, not “charity
quilts.” Of utmost importance is sewing with
quality fabrics, working with skilled machine
quilters, making quilts big enough for an
adult to rest under, and labeling each quilt
clearly to identify it as a Quilt of Valor."
"Knowing I am as capable as anyone of self-focus, a goal
from “day one” has been to keep the focus for
our quilts on the recipient, not on us."
"As our foundation grows, it’s a big challenge to transmit every communication with wisdom and compassion, but we must be accountable for our words and actions on every level. Being accountable to me means being truthful to all."
These were thoughts of Catherine Roberts, the Founder of Quilts of Valor, regarding the QOV Foundation's Core Values.