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4/26/08-Quinlan

Proud Of East Texas: Hero Quilts

They're called Hero Quilts and the 4 by 6 foot denim quilts, just the size for a hospital cot, are being made for our wounded soldiers.  The quilters are a group of East Texans named "American Hero Quilt Makers".

Trenna Glasscock got the idea for the quilts and asked her nephew, who worked at Landstuhl Army Medical Center in Germany to get them to the wounded soldiers.  Glasscock also asked her church to help and the quilting circle grew and grew.  Although the quilters are mostly women, one Vietnam Veteran also has joined the group.

The quilts are made from blue jeans and consist of 96 squares signed with words of encouragement, support, thanks and prayers.  Each quilt has a prayer pocket which holds letters from school children and a tiny Bible

The quilters meet every Thursday at the Faith Baptist Church in Quinlan.  If you'd like to help with the quilts, you can mail your old blue jeans, or money for postage to the American Hero Quilt Makers, Faith Baptist Church, P.O. Box 2949, Quinlan. TX 75474.

Joan Hallmark, Reporting. joanhallmark@kltv.com

 

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