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Kennewick Group Makes Quilts for Injured Veterans

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KENNEWICK, WA-- On the occasion of National Sewing Day, members of the Quilts of Valor group put their needle and thread to work for a good cause.

At Amelia's Quilt Shop in Kennewick, volunteers sewed quilts to give to injured veterans as a gift honoring their service to America.

The quilting volunteers say the quilts are more than a blanket, they're a symbol of thanks and comfort.

"We want the veterans to know that they're not forgotten. We want them to know that they are cared for, they're loved and even though someone can't be there to wrap their arms around them, they can wrap a quilt around them," said Amelia Beadle, Quilts of Valor member.

Beadle says they expect to complete five quilts Saturday for veterans.

If you'd like more information on how you can join Quilts of Valor you can call Amelia's Quilt Shop at (509) 572-2550. 

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