Locals Stitch Quilts of Valor

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MEDFORD, Ore. — A group of quilters are putting their talents toward comforting the men and women who serve our country.

Each week, women gather at Fasturn in Medford to take part in a national campaign, creating what’s called “Quilts of Valor.”

Each quilt made here goes to current servicemen and women as well as veterans. They say the goal is to honor service members by offering them comfort in the form of a quilt.

“To look at something and to touch it and to make them feel that it’s okay that you can feel like this – and it’s okay that you will help you through it – is a big part of why I do it,” said quilter Wendy Grammatica.

The group is always looking for more quilters. You can take part by heading to Fasturn, on South Stage Street in Medford on Wednesday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon.

There are three other local groups that take part in this campaign.

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  1. Sharon Ledbetter says:

    This was a great piece and Cindy is an awesome leader.
    Just a note of correction – A quilt is a quilt and a blanket is a blanket – A blanket is one piece of fabric – a quilt is 3 layers of fabrics. A blanket can be purchased for $10 – actual hard dollars – not counting volunteer labor – in a Quilt of Valor is $250! And to think over 85,500 QOV’s have been awarded in the past 10 years!
    Thank you again for sharing with your viewers.

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