PENDLETON — All area quilters are invited to a work day to create quilts for combat veterans.

Even those who don’t know how to quilt are invited to participate in the Quilts of Valor Under Our Wings program.

The Northeast Oregon Quilt of Valor sewing event is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Thimbles Fabric-N-More, 1849 Westgate Place, Pendleton. Quilt kits are available. Participants of all ages are invited to bring a sewing machine, sewing supplies and a sack lunch. In addition, donations of fabric, thread and cash are always welcome.

Quilts of Valor creates quilts and then presents them to veterans who have served the country. The first quilt was awarded in November 2003 to a young soldier who had lost his leg in Iraq at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Since that time, more than 166,000 quilts have been given to veterans and service members.

For more information, contact J. Marie Norris at j.marie.norris@qovf 541-966-1190 or visit

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