POINT PLEASANT — As a show of appreciation for their service, a patriotic and comforting gift was recently given to local veterans just in time for Veteran’s Day.
Local organization, the Quilts N’ Things Guild, has participated in the West Virginia Quilts of Valor program in the past but recently, their participation has become more localized, with local veterans being recognized with individually made quilts.
The quilts were made by members, some of whom created the pieces and some who actually quilted the pieces. No matter who did what, it was a definite group effort. The quilts were once gain distributed during a special reception held at Sacred Heart Church earlier this month, which included refreshments.
Veterans receiving quilts on behalf of the guild were: Kelly Fields of the U.S. Navy; Patricia Powell of the U.S. Air Force; Rick Northup of the U.S. Army; Jeff Mullins of the U.S. Army; Bob Whittington who served in WWII in the U.S. Army; Ralph Bowser of the U.S. Army; Bill Wood of the U.S. Army National Guard; Joe Priddy who served in WWII in the U.S. Army and is also a Purple Heart recipient; Emil Hoffman of the U.S. Army; Noah Dulaney of the U.S. Army; Troy Miller of the U.S. Army.
The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation, which is a national foundation, is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor. All quilts are made by volunteers and, quilts made by the Quilts N’ Things Guild, have even ended up being delivered to soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Information for this article provided by Jane Coles, member of Quilts N’ Things.