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Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital


Quilts for Veterans

Quilter reads message inscribed on a quilt to WWII Veteran.

Sharon Clark, Truman VA Volunteer and quilter, read a message inscribed on a quilt to Virgin Moore, WWII Veteran.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Veterans Day activities extended beyond the annual ceremony at Truman VA when the residents of the Community Living Center received a wonderful donation from Mid Missouri Quilters Guilds-115 quilts.

Mid Missouri Quilters Guilds worked together and exceeded the challenge to make 50 twin bed size quilts for Veteran residents.  This challenge was identified by Sharon Clark, President of the Missouri River Quilt Guild of Jefferson City and an active Truman VA Volunteer.  Thirty-five quilters arrived on Veterans Day to present this generous donation to the residents.  "It was a feel good day.  We felt they would like the quilts and that they would be used.  I have been back since and they look great on the beds," Sharon commented.  
The quilts were carefully crafted with great detail in almost every color imaginable.  Each had a unique pattern and themes included patriotic, hunting, dogs and horses.  These quilts give a warm feel and cheery tone to the resident rooms that will create lasting smiles throughout the winter months. 

"The purpose was to help brighten up the unit and I think we accomplished that goal," Sharon said.  Countless hours and materials went into accomplishing this goal.  Truman VA would like to thank the eight area quilting guilds for taking on this challenge and making the day extra special for these Veterans.

Learn more about how you can help Veterans at Truman VA by contacting Truman VA Voluntary Service.


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