Quilters offer pieces of home to wounded warriors

Published: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 08:31 PM.

"Some of us are fabriholics and we just raided our stash," Henris said.

Member Suzanne Haines made 36 cases to contribute.

"I just used the material that I had available," she said, adding that she used dark colors because they went through the hospital laundry. "I used everything I had."

This is not the only time the group has supported military personnel and won’t be the last.

"Our next project will be making lap quilts for the guys that are sitting in wheelchairs so that they will have a small quilt that will not get caught in the spokes of their wheels," member Jackie Attaway said. "It’s just great to have a contact that we know they are going to get there. Holly has contacts over there so we know that it’s not going to get caught up in the bureaucracy somewhere."

Attaway said that the group makes quilts for other nonprofit groups as well.

"It’s not necessarily just the Marines," she said. "We support the child development center here in Havelock. We make quilts for them. We make quilts for the Head Start in New Bern, and we have taken quilts to the Ronald McDonald House in Chapel Hill."

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