Volunteers Needed for Fibre Fest, Almonte

Are you available to help staff our desk at the Almonte FibreFest (http://almontefibrefest.ca/) this September 8-9? We are looking for people to take a four hour shift to help with spreading the word, selling hug blocks (fund-raising) and inviting participation. Please let us know which day you would prefer (Saturday, Sunday or both) and whether you would prefer the early or later shift.


QOV Ottawa



Presentation of Quilt

On June 10 in Montreal, Jill Greenwood, received her Quilt of Valour from Bonnie Frappier. We are honoured to share our quilting with her. Jill describes it as “a day that I will always treasure!”

Thank you for your service, Jill!

Presentation of Quilts

Today, QOV Ottawa, represented by Robbie Chapman, Jackie Fuller and myself, had the honour of presenting quilts to SGT (Ret’d) Jill Tubbs and MWO (Ret’d) Rick Tubbs. It was a pleasure to chat with this couple about their service to our country and to deliver these well-deserved expressions of gratitude.

QoV Presence at Cabela’s Hometown Heroes Event

This weekend, Cabelas’s  (the outdoor store) Kanata, is hosting their Hometown Heroes Event and Quilts of Valour (Ottawa) will be there.

If you want to learn more about Quilts of Valor, we will have volunteers at the ready to answer your questions. Looking for a hug-block (or two or three) to complete and submit for a hug quilt? We will have hug blocks for sale. 

We will be at Cabela’s (3065 Palladium Dr, Ottawa, ON K2T 0N2) (across from Tanger Outlet Mall) from 10:00 – 2:00 on Sunday June 17. Let Dad walk around Cabela’s while you get to talk quilts — win-win. See you there!

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Hello All:

We are looking for a few volunteers to help us with some networking and fundraising this weekend.   QOVC Ottawa has been invited to participate in an event at Cabelas Ottawa (in Kanata, across from Tanger Outlets). We have agreed to go to this event for a short period on Sat 16 Jun and Sun 17 Jun, as long as we can get some volunteers to help out.

Cabelas will provide a table and we will have a clothing rack to display the quilts. We will be located inside the store rather than outside.

We will participate from 10:00-2:00 on both days, and we should have 2-3 people for the 4 hours on each day. We will be able to sell blocks and/or eyeglass cleaners and we can accept donations.  Our volunteers can talk about what we do and can hand out brochures as well.

As you know, fundraising is the most important thing that we can do to keep this QOVC Ottawa group viable for the near future. Our volunteers are the life of our group and this is an opportunity to get out there and find a different demographic…more volunteers to help out…to spread the word and find commitment to QOVC.

Please advise as soon as possible (at the latest by Thur 14 Jun) if you are able to be a volunteer for this event. Thank you so much for helping…we really need you!

Farewell to Pearl Lavigne-DiMillo

We are very sad to announce that Pearl is stepping down from her role as Ottawa Group Leader for QOVC due to health reasons.

Pearl was a unifying and encouraging force; her guidance and humour will be sorely missed. We wish her all the best in the future.