QUILTS OF VALOR at MTSU Saturday

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Retired Lt. Gen. Keith Huber shows how great the quilts are on a cold day. He is the senior adviser for veterans and leadership initiatives at MTSU.
MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee (right) holds up one of the quilts assembled Saturday on campus as part of National Quilts of Valor Sew Day. At left is Ginger Fondren of the Quilts of Valor Foundation.
Lt. Gen. Keith Huber, U.S. Army (retired), MTSU’s senior advisor for veterans and leadership initiatives, speaks to volunteers Saturday at the opening session of National Quits of Valor Sew Day on the university campus.
Volunteers work machines Saturday in MTSU’s Learning Resource Center during National Quilts of Valor Sew Day.
One of the example quilts displayed Saturday at MTSU’s Learning Resource Center during National Quilts of Valor Sew Day

There were 30 local quilt-makers in MTSU's McWherter Learning Resources Center on Saturday (2/6/2016). They were making quilts that will be given to veterans.

The National Quilts of Valor Sew Day at MTSU kept the area buzzing from 8:00 o'clock Saturday morning until 4:00 that afternoon. And the end-results were pieces of art.

The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing quilts for their valor and sacrifice. Quilters and volunteers completed nearly 20 quilt tops in the eight hour period of time.

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Keith M. Huber, senior adviser for Veterans and Leadership Initiatives at MTSU and a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general, gave encouragement to the group, while he also praised them for their dedication. Saturday morning.

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