Twelve Quilters took up the challenge offered by Ben Franklin to make a quilt for a veteran this year and some of the quilts were presented during a recent meeting of the Friends of Nevada County Military.
Tim McCallum who has spent the past 13 years in the Army says he has received several care packages from Friends of Nevada County Military over his years of being deployed in combat zones. But this is the first quilt he has received.
Patrick McTye who’s been in the Army for four years was accompanied by his wife Gretchen when he was presented with his quilt.
Brian Biersdorff was picking up a quilt for his twin brother who is on deployment with the Marine Corps.
Biersdorff says he appreciates the people who think enough of our military to make the quilts.
This is the second year that Ben Franklin has worked with local quilters to provide quilts for presentation by Friends of Nevada County Military. Linnea Johnston, the head of Ben Franklin Fabrics Department coordinated the event and the Quiltmakers are:
DeDe Brownell, Deirdre Campbell, Trudie Ferreira, Karen Belding, Kathy Braaten, Judy Vaughn, Mary Serpa, Cindy Bulfinch, Mary Moore, Reba Malone, Judy Bruce, Rhonda Horne, Marsha Eddie.