Commonwealth Journal

November 28, 2011

Quilters support local veterans

CNHI News Service

— The Pedal Pushers Quilt Club, a group of quilters meeting at the Pulaski County Public Library, are making quilts for American veterans residing in the county’s nursing homes.

The group felt this was a wonderful way to let veterans know their service and sacrifice for the country is appreciated.

At the time the project was proposed, each member volunteered to make a quilt; little did they know that there would be 60 veterans in nursing homes in Pulaski County.

The quilters contacted the American Legion Post for assistance in locating the veterans. The American Veterans thought this was a worthwhile project and donated toward the cost of supplies.

The Pedal Pushers would also like to thank the Material Girls Quilt Guild for donating four quilts and the American Legion for donating two quilts.

Also Kings Fabric Store, Paul’s, Linda’s Quilt Shop and anyone who donated time, or supplies, or their skills toward the project.

On Nov. 11 (Veterans Day), 12 veterans residing at Sunrise Manor received the first group of quilts. Also eight veterans at Somerset Nursing and Rehabilitation, and six at Somerview received quilts on Veterans Day.

The Petal Pushers will present the remaining quilts to veterans in other nursing homes at a later date.