Iowa woman makes 15 patriot quilts for veterans

CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — When Betty Bream of Coralville learned of a national organization that allows citizens make patriotic quilts for combat veterans, she knew she wanted to participate.

She did, and then some.

On Friday, Bream presented handmade quilts to 15 veterans — some of them relatives, some friends — from around the county. The group receiving quilts represented the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines, and veterans from the Korean War, Persian Gulf War and Vietnam War. Bream created the quilts as part of the Quilts of Valor program.

Bream tells the Iowa City Press-Citizen (http://icp-c.com/1ba3lUd) that each quilt took about 20 hours to make.

Bream distributed the quilts in carrier totes, saying she opted against wrapping each the veteran in their quilt for fear she would cry during the presentation.

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Information from: Iowa City Press-Citizen, http://www.press-citizen.com/

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