Thomasville Times Enterprise

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May 26, 2014

Church women’s group creating ‘Quilts of Valor’

THOMASVILLE — A group of Thomasville women is putting its best stitchwork to good use and helping create quilts for the armed forces.

The Eastside Baptist Church group took a trip to Adel last year to view the traveling Vietnam Wall and saw their first “Quilt of Valor.”

The women were so touched by the emotions and happiness of those receiving a quilt that they joined “Quilts of Valor” and began making quilts for military members — past and present. They are the first “Quilts of Valor” group in southwest Georgia.

“Quilts of Valor” was established in 2003 by Catherine Roberts of Delaware to ensure that all returning service men and women touched by war are welcomed home with the love and gratitude they deserve in the form of a quilt.

The wartime quilts are a tangible reminder of an American’s appreciation and gratitude. As of January, more than 95,000 quilts awarded to current service members and veterans.

The Thomasville quilters have made 25 quilts within the past seven months. They feel honored to make the quilts for the service men and women as a small token of their appreciation for the sacrifices and their families’ sacrifices.

Those who have served in a war zone are eligible to receive a quilt. Aform can be completed at QOVF.org.

All “Quilts of Valor” quilts are made from donations (i.e. material, thread, batting, shipping, etc.) and are tax deductible. If interested in joining the Eastside Baptist Church group, it meets on Wednesdays at 9 a.m. Call Kaaron Sloan at (229) 236-0240 for more information.

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