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Arapahoe County Quilters

Celebrating the Art of Quiltmaking for 30+ Years

June Guild Meeting - "Quilts of Valor" with Lori Thompson

  • June 13, 2024
  • 6:30 PM
  • Our Father Lutheran Church, 6335 S. Holly St., Centennial 80121


  • ACQ Members who will be attending via Zoom


“Not everyone answers the call to serve our country. It is those rare individuals who are selfless enough to sacrifice so much so we can all enjoy the freedom we have. We’ll never know exactly what each Veteran experiences and how they are touched by war. But we can welcome our Veterans home, support them and their families, and thank them for their service whenever possible.”

Lori Thompson - Executive Director 2021 - Present

Learn more about this national grassroots movement where quilters create and award over 30,000 Quilts of Valor a year to veterans and active-duty service members.  Quilts of Valor provide comfort and healing to those who have served and been touched by war.  We'll share more about what a Quilt of Valor is, the inspiration behind the movement, and ways quilters can become involved to honor service members and veterans in our community.

What is a Quilt of Valor?

A Quilt of Valor® (QOV) is a quality, handmade quilt that is machine or hand quilted and  is awarded to a Service Member or Veteran who has been touched by war.    

To use the term Quilt of Valor, Quilts of Valor or QOV, the quilt must be a specific size, must have a label with required information, it must be awarded (it is not a gift) and it must be recorded. 

Learn more about "Quilts of Valor" HERE

Sign up for "QUILTS OF VALOR" BLOCK PARTY on June 15th HERE

About Lori Thompson

Lori served as the Executive Director of QOVF from late 2021 through 2023.  A quilter with a nonprofit management background, Lori was privileged to serve QOVF in this role and meet quilters across the US who are passionate about QOVF's mission.  She was inspired by family members who served in WWII, the Vietnam War, and the National Guard to support QOVF.

Lori is a quilter and longarm quilter who lives in Aurora, Colorado with her family.  She also runs Colorado Threadworks, a long-arm quilting , media, and design business.  Lori is a former Extension Home Economist for Kansas State University and found her love of sewing .. learning as a 4-H kid in Kansas.  She has been a guest on AccuQuilt's Facebook Live, Electric Quilt Company's blog, MSNBC's Morning Joe show, and will appear on "For the Love of Quilting" in 2024.  She has been a member of ACQ since 2020.  When she's not at her sewing machine or longarm, she enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family.

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This meeting will be both IN-PERSON and ONLINE via Zoom.  Both meeting rooms will open at 6:15 and the guild meeting will begin at 6:30 Mountain time. Guests are also welcome to attend this meeting for $8.00.  Please register ahead of time.  If you will be attending on Zoom, please ensure that you know how to use Zoom prior to the meeting.  The link will come by email when you register.

ACQ Members: Please sign in and register for free—it's so helpful to know how many are coming AND you'll be eligible for door prizes when you register.  Attendees must be present at the meeting OR online via Zoom to win door prizes.


    Meetings held the 2nd Thursday of each month

    All meetings are streamed online

    In person meetings are held at:

    Our Father Lutheran Church

    6335 S Holly St, Centennial, CO


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