Thursday, September 2, 2010

Quilts of Valor Thursday

The first Thursday of each month Fabric Town is invaded by the "Quilts of Valor" group. I say invaded because for 5 hours they turn our classroom into a Quilting Sweat Shop. They piece, bind and make pillow cases. Each Quilt top is then machine quilted, bound, labeled and put into the coordinating case. The pillow case is actually a presentation case.

When the quilts leave Fabric Town they are distributed to locations such as, Minneapolis VA hospital, Landstahl Medical Center in Germany and to the National Guard to be given to soldiers who have done multiple tours.

These ladies are dedicated to making a quilt for as many of our service men and woman as possible. So far, since their inception in January of 2007, the group has completed 440 quilts.

When all you hear on the news and read in the newspapers are acts of violence and pain, it's nice to know that there are also alot of people willing to help others.

In the photo from left to right: Margaret, Jane,Kathy, Helen L., Judy, Sybil, Margie, Helen

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