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Georgia Thesing (right), a quilter with the local chapter of Quilts of Valor, is pictured with a soldier at Fort Knox. Thesing said, "I had made this quilt from start to finish so I was pretty excited that I got to see somebody pick my quilt." After a soldier chose a quilt, their name and the date were written on a tag sewn onto each quilt. Each quilt also includes a handwritten thank you card and a pillowcase that can be used to carry the quilt. (Contributed photo)

Delivering comfort to wounded warriors

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Piece by piece, stitch by stitch, quilt by quilt - a local group of quilters volunteered their talents over the last 18 months to deliver comfort to the country's wounded soldiers.

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Five local women from the Honor Quilts organization recently joined forces with quilters from Fergus Falls, Perham, Dent and Underwood to sew and hand-deliver 950 Quilts of Valor (QOV) to injured soldiers at Fort Knox and Fort Campbell.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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