‘Quilts of Valor’ seeks volunteers to make blankets for veterans

BECKLEY, W.Va. (WVVA) A group of quilters in Beckley are inviting members of the public to join them for a good cause.

It is all part of a statewide effort to recognize veterans called ‘Quilts of Valor.’

On Saturday, September 22, the Sew Sew Sisters of Raleigh County invite quilters to put their skills to good use at the Beckley Art Center from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

According to quilter Beth Jarrell, the pattern and fabric will be provided, as well as breakfast and lunch. She said all quilters need to bring to participate is a sewing machine, scissors, and thread.

With a nephew in the National Guard, Jarrell said it is a great way to give back to the men and women who gave so much.

“It really hits home for me. I know that generations of men in my family, my father and uncle, served in the Marines. There’s hardly anyone in the area who doesn’t know someone who has or is currently serving.”

To sign up, contact Jody Postalwait at Jodypostalwait1@aol.com, Susan Lilly at wvquilter@suddenlink.net, or Itchen to be Stitchen on Facebook.

Annie Moore

Annie Moore

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