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Area women are working on a national service project.
Donna Guzy, St. Joseph, said women from Rantoul, St. Joseph and Mahomet are working on a project called "Under Our Wings."
The project is apart of the Quilts of Valor Foundation's effort to have volunteers tmake quilts for veterans who have been touched by war.
"The project is ongoing," Guzy said. "It will continue for as long as our country is at war."
The mission of the foundation is to make a quilt for all service-members and veterans returning home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The foundation has recently sent out a plea for more sewers as more and more service members are returning home.
The local project began last month, Guzy said.
"One quilt has already been completed," she said.
Guzy said local women sew the quilt top and then Andrea Kouzmanoff, owner of A Quilting Bee in Mahomet, completes the quilts. Guzy said the group then has the option of finding a local recipient or forwarding via the foundation's website. Guzy said the group is welcoming monetary donations to go towards the purchase of fabric, batting and thread.
"If you have quilt shop quality fabric in patriotic colors we would be very happy to receive that also," she said.
Residents interested in participating in the project can contact Guzy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 469-7204 for more information. The group will meet on Nov. 19 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church located at 802 E. Douglas in St. Joseph to continue with the project.
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