Two Rugby ladies send Quilts of Valor
Jan Norsby, Rugby, has belonged to a quilt club and has quilted for too many years to count. She read about Quilts of Valor which distributes homemade quilts to soldiers wounded in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
“You know when something touches your heart, you have to do it,” said Norsby.
When Vicki Falkner came to Rugby and opened her Hometown Quilting store, Norsby introduced her to Quilts of Valor and Vicki quickly got to work on a quilt.
Last week the two ladies sent their quilts to Los Angeles to be distributed to two wounded soldiers. They sent along letters to the soldiers and photos of each of them making their quilt.
On one corner of each quilt is a label which shows when the quilt was made who made the quilt and where that person is from and the name of the quilt given by the person who made the quilt.
Jan’s Jungle Fever was the fifth quilt she has made and sent to soldiers, while Vicki’s is her first.
As reported in an earlier story, the ladies quilt club from First Lutheran Church has made many Quilts of Valor and Norsby is a member of that quilt club, as well.
Due to the generosity of people all over the United States who enjoy quilt-making, Quilts of Valor has given 63,000 quilts to wounded soldiers since it started in 2005.
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