Handmade Quilt From the Ladies of the Blackstone Valley Corridor Pt. 4
“A group of women from the Blackstone Valley Corridor gathers on Sundays to create quilts to support various charities. Spike’s K9 Fund came to their attention because someone in their group read our book, "Touching the Dragon." In the book, I talk about the quilt I was given at my brief stay at Landstuhl Medical Center in Germany after I was wounded.
That quilt, given to me in 2009, made a significant impact on me then. I try to look at it every day and use it to symbolize how great my country is, regardless of our troubles.
These quilters are a metaphor for most Americans who go about their work for others quietly and humbly. The goodness spread every day by Americans of all stripes can be seen and appreciated in these quilts.
Thank you to the ladies of Blackstone Valley Corridor, especially Joan O’Leary, Mary Bouclin, and Susan Mirabello, that helped create these beautiful quilts to support our mission and take care of the working dogs.
I look forward to watching the auction for this fantastic piece of American Heart and Soul.