Heartland Quilters reach 1,000 quilt milestone then some
Heartland Quilters is a quilting group made up of women from Pawhuska, Dewey, Bartlesville, Barnsdall, Tulsa, Shidler, Nelogoney, Collinsville, Skiatook, and Ponca City who gather in Barnsdall each Tuesday to make patriotic quilts for the Tulsa Combat Vet Center.
“We began our efforts in August of 2010 and with the continued financial support of Immaculate Conception Catholic Altar Society, the American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 198, Elks No. 2542, and other individuals too numerous to mention, we are just as dedicated today as when we began in 2010,” said Lea Nelson, Heartland Quilter member.
The Heartland Quilters recently made a delivery to the Combat Vet Center and had the opportunity to speak with some veterans and express support.
“The center does a great deal for the vets, and in visiting with them, we found that several work with other organizations to enhance that support,” Nelson said.
For example, Sandy Oxford works with Women Veterans Organization, Pat Bryan is a part of the Blind Veterans Organization, Pat Daniels is a part of the Vietnam Veterans of American, and Gigi Haynes as well as Emily Connell work with the Students Veterans Association, she explained.
“Heartland Quilters is honored to be a part of the Combat Vet Center’s support and the recognition given to our great veterans. As we cross over our 1,000 quilt milestone, we extend our thanks to all veterans who continue to give so much for our freedoms,” said Nelson.