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7/3/2013 11:27:00 AM
Nearly 100 stitchers in quilt event
Event nets 46 quilt tops, $1,100 donated for program supporting veterans.
Dana Sornberger and Jean Stewart work on a quilt top at the Quilts for Valor event Saturday in the Robinson Community Center. They and other volunteers assembled and sewed the tops, which will be attached to the batting and back of the quilt later. The national Quilts of Valor group said they have distributed 86,812 quilts since the program began in 2003. (Graham Milldrum photo)
Dana Sornberger and Jean Stewart work on a quilt top at the Quilts for Valor event Saturday in the Robinson Community Center. They and other volunteers assembled and sewed the tops, which will be attached to the batting and back of the quilt later. The national Quilts of Valor group said they have distributed 86,812 quilts since the program began in 2003. (Graham Milldrum photo)
Quilts of Valor had its first local quilting event at the Robinson Community Center Saturday.

The national program makes quilts for returning service members.

"Our mission is to cover all our warriors and combat veterans who have been touched by war or wounded with our healing and comforting Quilts of Valor," the organization said on its website.

The Saturday event was primarily about making the tops of the quilt, one of four colorful patterns.

Organizer Becky Miller said the group made 46 tops, with 93 people sewing.

There were nine other quilts donated to the project, she said. They will present all 55 in November.

There were a total of 127 volunteers, she said, including a Cub Scout troop, staff and the people who sewed 55 pillowcases.

There was also $1,100 donated at the door, which should complete the final costs needed for the event, she said.

The quilts will now go to people with longarm quilting machines to attach the tops to the batting and backing of the quilts.

Then the label, which lists the service member receiving the quilt, the donors and the quilter, will be attached.

The final step is to have the whole thing washed and packaged before it is presented to the person.

Online: http://www.qovf.org





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