Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Temecula, CA seamstresses meet every Friday morning to sew quilts for soldiers.

In the back of The Quilters Coop in Old Town Temecula, local women gather every Friday to create colorful and meaningful quilts for military members.

Over the gentle hum and tics of sewing machines, Norma Enfield gave updates and instructions to the group.

Enfield founded the Temecula branch of Quilts of Valor in 2008 to fill a need, she said. “My friend Beverly and I had been making patriotic quilts for years to give away, and this seemed to be a perfect fit as a way to keep giving back,” Enfield explained while cutting fabric. “Plus, they didn't have many chapters in California, so I decided to sign up to make it official.”

Military veterans and men currently serving are usually blown away when they receive quilts the volunteers create, she said. (click the above link to read the remainder of the story...)

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