Wednesday, March 16, 2011

4H Members in Central Nebraska make QOVs

From the website:

Central Nebraska children join together to do their part for injured military members. 4H kids from Adams County are in the process of making quilts for a national organization called Quilts of Valor.

The quilts are pieced together and machine quilted by the 4-Hers in Adams Country and other counties throughout the state. Adams County 4Her's alone are making 9 to 10 quilts for the project.

Friday they worked on three different quilts and they will be working on more in the future.

Organizers said this is a great way for children to learn how to give back.

"I think the most important thing is having the youth involved, teaching the youth community service, giving back to the service people who have given so much for their country for us," said Julie Ochsner.

The quilts will be displayed at the Adams County Fair and they will be presented to the Quilts of Valor National director at the Nebraska State Fair later on this summer.

The quilts will then be distributed to wounded military men and women though out the United States.

If you would like to donate red, white, and blue cotton fabric for the project you can contact Julie at the Adams County Extension Office for more information.

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