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The Common Threads Quilt Guild provided five quilts to area veterans recently. Pictured are, from left: James Webb Jr., William Karge, Karl Kleinbub, Donovan Myer and Charles Thompson.

GREENFIELD — Common Threads Quilt Guild of Central Indiana Inc. honored five area veterans by presenting them with Quilts of Valor at the guild’s Nov. 16 meeting.

The Quilts of Valor Foundation, established in 2003, utilizes volunteers to create quilts for veterans to honor them, according to the Quilts of Valor Foundation website. More than 150,000 quilts have been provided to American veterans through this nonprofit organization.

Those who received a quilt created by the Common Threads Quilt Guild this year were the Rev. Charles “Woody” Thompson, Karl Kleinbub, William Karge, Donovan Myer and James Webb Jr. Each veteran spoke of their service in the military as they received their quilts. Common Threads president Martha Rochelle Higdon presented more Quilts of Valor to Dennis Daughtry, Jeff Mittman, Donald Ortel and Bob Robertson at American Legion Post 182 and the New Palestine Lions Club meeting later that same evening.

Previously awarded Quilts of Valor were given to Harry Shires, Bob Pagel, Herbert Rosemeyer, Ray Creckmore and David Osteimer. Members of the Common Threads Quilt Guild have made a total of 15 Quilts of Valor that have been given to local veterans.

Upcoming speakers at Common Threads include: musical program for the Christmas covered-dish luncheon will be presented by Angela Allford and her children Dec. 21.

Common Threads meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the Mount Comfort United Methodist Church, 3179 N. County Road 600W, Greenfield.