National Sew Day set for Saturday

BIG RAPIDS — For 12 hours, area sewing enthusiasts will be able to share their thanks with veterans one stitch at a time.

The Old Jail Quilters, a local chapter of the national Quilts of Valor organization, will observe National Sew Day with a 12-hour long quilting bee from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Old Jail, 220 S. Stewart Ave., Big Rapids. The group hopes to complete as many quilts or quilt tops as possible. Food and door prizes also are planned during the event.

Anyone wishing to take part in the day-long quilting bee is welcome to stop by and participate.

“Volunteers don’t need to bring a sewing machine if they don’t want to,” said group member Deb Sweet. “Participants can iron or can cut fabric. We need people to come for one hour or for 12 hours, whatever they can.”

Quilts of Valor is a national organization aiming to provide service members and veterans with quilts in an effort to provide some comfort. Quilts are distributed both overseas at military bases and stateside at military hospitals or through private presentations to individuals.

The Old Jail Quilters meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the Old Jail and they sew during their meetings. For more information on Quilts of Valor, visit qovf.org.

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Posted by Candy Allan

Candy is the Pioneer's associate editor. She also coordinates the Family & Friends, Religion and Parenting pages. She can be reached by phone at (231) 592-8386 or by e-mail at callan@pioneergroup.com.

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