A-P Quilters sew quilts for Butler County veterans

A-P Quilters hold up some of the quilts that will be donated to veterans. From left, Marcia Allspach, Shirley Cassady, Bernadine Poppens, Irene Senne, Jean Scully, Carol Warneka. Not pictured: Judy Hewitt and Jan Johnson. (Bethany Carson photo)

PARKERSBURG – The A-P Quilters at Bethel Lutheran Church recently sewed 10 quilts for veterans who utilize the Butler County Veterans Affairs van for transportation to medical appointments.


“These ladies have a heart of gold. Their labor of love is very much appreciated by the veterans and their families that use and enjoy the quilts,” said Butler County Veterans Affairs Director Tom Heckman.


The eight ladies who currently make up the A-P Quilters group meet every Thursday morning from September to March to quilt at Bethel Lutheran Church in Parkersburg.


“The quilts are just the perfect size to use. We have them in the VA van. It is nice for veterans to wrap themselves up in on the long cold rides to their medical appointments that the Butler County VA van transports the veterans to,” said Heckman. “They can be folded up and stored when not in use. Many of the veterans and the families use them in the home or at the care facility, or at the hospital. They are just the right size to use while sitting in a chair or on the couch. It is also the perfect size to have at the end of the bed in case they need an extra blanket at night.”


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