Stitches from the heart

Local club’s 1st quilt of valor presented


Victoria, left, and Shane Wood of Kenton hold the Quilt of Valor behind their children, from the left, Jacob Zepeda, 13, Aidan, 9, Jessica, 7, and Madelyn, 3, Thursday after receiving it from a local quilting group at the Friendly Senior Center. FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Bellefontaine Friendly Senior Center quilter Phyllis Johnson, left, presents Victoria and Shane Wood with a Quilt of Valor on Thursday afternoon at the center. (EXAMINER PHOTO | HALEY COOPER)

The nine-year-old quilting club, the Bellefontaine Friendly Quilters, presented its first Quilt of Valor to a Kenton family on Thursday afternoon at the Friendly Senior Center.

The Quilt of Valor was presented to the military power couple, Shane and Victoria Wood.

“I told my daughter (about the idea) who teaches first grade (in Kenton),” said Phyllis Johnson, a member of the Bellefontaine Quilters. “She said one of her student’s parents would be deserving of the quilt and that’s when we all voted on it and agreed.”

The Quilt of Valor is presented to veterans and current military families to show appreciation for the armed services. Traditionally, it is a lap-sized quilt that is detailed with the work of a long arm quilting machine.


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