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Quilts given to veterans at Truman Veterans Hospital

Thursday, November 11, 2010 | 5:40 p.m. CST; updated 8:56 p.m. CST, Thursday, November 11, 2010
Betty Lock helps Warren Sims pick out a quilt as part of the Missouri River Quilt Guild’s project that donates more than 100 homemade quilts to veterans. Veterans at the Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital were able to come and pick a quilt of their choice for free.

Veterans gathered at the Truman Veterans Hospital on Thursday to attend the Missouri River Quilt Guild's special event. Members of the Quilt Guild donated more than 100 homemade quilts as gifts to honor veterans for their services. The quilts, of an estimated $150 cost to make, were given to the veterans for free.

People gather in the Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital to participate in the Missouri River Quilt Guild’s project that donates quilts to veterans. Several guilds worked together to make and donate the quilts.
Various handmade quilts are set out for veterans to choose one to take home with them on November 11. Each twin sized quilt costs approximately $150 to make but are given to veterans for free.

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