Twice a week, on Wednesday evenings and Monday afternoons, up to a dozen women gather in St. John's Church’s parish hall to make quilts. Brightly colored, the most recent batch of these handmade quilts are destined this month for a military base in Afghanistan. There, they will keep three dozen lucky men and women warm during the country’s notoriously cold nights.
The project started last year, when St. John’s had some unsold afghan blankets and quilts left over after its Christmas bazaar. Parish administrator Cheryl Hulslander suggested sending the blankets to troops in Afghanistan, where her daughter was stationed with the Air Force at the time. The gift was a huge success. With that, a mission was born.
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