A Conversation with Lori Thompson
Executive Director of Quilts of Valor
In this episode, Rich has a conversation with Lori Thompson.
Lori is the Executive Director for Quilts of Valor.
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Lori is a nonprofit manager, business development professional, and marketing consultant with over 20 years of experience. She has worked for membership organizations including Kansas 4-H, Rocky Mountain Communities, and Girl Scouts of Colorado. During her time with these organizations, Lori focused on volunteer and program management, developing strategic community partnerships, and facilitating community advisories and projects.
Recently, Lori served as a marketing consultant to craft businesses. Her latest project was developing and marketing a membership site for Made with McHarper that offers art lessons online for children.
Lori is also a longarm quilter who started her own business serving quilters in the Denver area. She began sewing as a 4-H member in Kansas and studied clothing and textiles at Kansas State University. She is passionate about quilting and is a member of a local sewing bee and quilt guild.
Her family members have served in World War II, the Vietnam War, the Marine Corps, and the National Guard. Lori calls Aurora, Colorado, home and shares it with her husband and daughter. When she Is not quilting, she loves to go to the Rocky Mountains nearby, spend time in her garden, cook, and travel.
About Quilts of Valor:
Our Mission: to cover Service Members and Veterans touched by war in comforting and healing Quilts of Valor®.
Quilts of Valor, Quilt of Valor, QOV, and QOVF are registered trademarks in the United States and sole property of the Foundation. Use of any Foundation trademarks is strictly prohibited without written consent from the Executive Director. The Quilts of Valor Foundation is a nonprofit organization established and operated under section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code.
Thank you to Lori Thompson for the conversation. Here are some links for Quilts of Valor:
Quilts of Valor Foundation | Winterset IA | Facebook
Quilts of Valor | Facebook
Quilts Of Valor® Foundation (@QOVFoundation) / Twitter
QOVFoundation (@quiltsofvalorfoundation) • Instagram photos and videos
Quilts of Valor Foundation – YouTube
Nominate a Service Member or Living Veteran:
Nominations & Awards | Quilts of Valor Foundation (qovf.org)
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