Sunday, November 3, 2013

New FL QOV Coordinator

Meet Linda Fentriss, Florida State Coordinator

I live in Tampa, Florida with my husband Richard and our dog Tillie.  My husband and I met when we were stationed at NAF Andrews Air Force Base.  I was an Air Traffic Controllman and he was an Aviation Electronics Technician.  I got out of the Navy and he made it a career and retired after 21 years of service.  I had been a teacher, an administrative assistant, computer programmer and adjunct mathematics professor before retiring this year.  Now I am a quilter.

My sister-in-law convinced me to learn how to quilt.  I wanted to do something with the quilts and looked on line to see what charitable organizations needed quilts.  I found the QOV site and contacted our local quilt store, Crafty Threads, and asked what did I need to do.  When they said just show up and help, I knew I found a winner.  I have made many quilts from start to finish and am teaching myself how to longarm quilt.

With our QOV group I do a little of everything.  I have only been a member for one year but have cut, pieced and quilted a QOV from start to finish.  Being involved with the military for all of my adult life, I feel like I need to give back to those who protect my freedom.  When I read in the newsletter that QOV needed help, I  volunteered to do longarm quilting; then I volunteered to be the Florida Coordinator.  I look forward to supporting QOV as I believe every service person past and present deserves a quilt of valor.

You can contact me by e-mail at  I look forward to hearing and working with you.

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