Honor stitches: La. quilting club honors veterans
SULPHUR - Call it "honor stitching."
For the past three years the Gilded Ladies quilting club in Sulphur has sewn together quilts for veterans in their area.
The group meets weekly to sew the quilts, which one member likened to a "hug."
Another member, C.J. Long, said the majority of the quilts have been given away to World War II or Vietnam veterans although a few Friday are destined for veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq.
The ladies say they can see how emotional the veterans get about receiving the gift and how much it means to them.
Long says they generally use red, white and blue-colored fabrics for the quilts.
Jack Gaspar is a Vietnam veteran who received a quilt from the ladies. He says he uses the blanket "religiously."