Donna Markwood stitches away making squares from the components on the table in the foreground, and then stitching squares into rows. Vicki Peschon models the rows in position. Peschon holds up a fully pieced quilt that is ready to be machine-quilted, which Peschon does at home. Staff photos by Jean Doran Matua.
By Jean Doran Matua, Editor
Back in January, Vicki Peschon of Eden Valley took on the seemingly impossible challenge of providing a Quilt of Valor for each member of the Eden Valley American Legion. That’s 174 hand-made quilts. Peschon enlisted the help of friends Donna Markwood and Deb Hesse, and were able to present 51 quilts to those who had been members the longest. They are on target to complete seven quilts a month until they’ve made all 174.
They meet every first Saturday of the month, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Eden Valley Community Center (City Hall). They next meet this Saturday, Nov. 3. Everyone is invited to help! Bring your sewing machine, or cutting mat and cutter, or ironing board and iron, and help meet their goal. You don’t have to stay the whole time: any and all help is appreciated. Donations toward this project are also welcomed.