DRAIN, Ore. -- Several women in Drain are sewing for soldiers, both past and present.
It started on Presidents Day.
A few women decided that they wanted to say thanks to those who served. So, they decided to do what they all loved: quilt.
They gather every Monday to make masterpieces.
The women then give the finished handiwork to Quilts for Valor, an organization that gives the personalized patchwork to soldiers and veterans.
The quilters at the Fabric Farm said they just wanted to give back. Janice Caughell told KPIC News why she got started with the program. "My husband's a Vietnam vet, and I know what he and I both went through during that time period. And to give back now is recognition for what they have done," she said.
Another quilter says she does it to make sure the soldiers know that they're appreciated. "A lot of male relatives in the military. I remember as a little girl, the vets coming back home, and what I seen, and I don't want these guys to go through that," said Veronica Geiger.
The group has almost finished it's first quilt, and will be sending it off to the organization soon.
Quilters say they're always looking for donations, whether it's time, money or even scraps of fabric, every little bit helps.
For more information, you can contact the Fabric Farm.