COON VALLEY, WI (WXOW)—Two groups of quilters from the Coulee Region, Quilting from my Heart and Three Sisters Quilting, donated their talents to sew pillowcases for military veterans on the Freedom Honor Flights.
They spend Wednesday sewing and embroidering 100 USA pillowcases.
When veterans come back from visiting the War Memorials in Washington D.C. one of the first things they'll get is the handmade pillowcase and well wishes from the quilters.
"Many times they have not had a proper thank you," Jeannie M Bush, Quilting from my Heart said. "Especially from the World War II era and so to be able to give them something that tells them a lot of people care about them and remember what they've sacrificed."
World War II Veteran Adulph Braun was on the last Freedom Honor Flight and said he loves his pillowcase and it washes very well.
"Well I like the pillowcase but at that time I didn't know there was this much work. Now I know. It's fascinating," Braun said.
He was surprised to see the women embroidering the pillowcases with a machine rather than by hand.
All of the fabric for the pillowcases was purchased with monetary donations. If you would like to donate to the next round of pillowcases contact the Freedom Honor Flight at 608-784-1015.