Scouts present the U.S. flag at the Quilts of Gratitude presentation in 2021.

The Emporia Gazette

More than 25 quilts are expected to be handed out to local veterans during the 2022 Quilts of Gratitude presentation this month.

The Emporia Regional Quilt Guild will begin distributing quilts at 1 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Anderson Building on the Lyon County Fairgrounds.

The nationwide movement began in 2003 and in Emporia it was picked up in 2010. To date, Emporia quilters have given out more than 460 quilts to veterans to date.

The quilts are currently on display at the Emporia Public Library through Nov. 9.

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It has been my pleasure and great honor to participate in this activity every year since it began. Due to illness, this will be the first year I have not made a quilt. I hope to next year. It is a wonderful thing to see and be a part of. It is solemn, it is heartwarming, it is humorous at times. To watch a cub scout present a quilt to a veteran is a wonderous sight if you can see past the tears.


Thank you for your dedication and generosity, create. You are a wonderful human.


Create, your post just made my day. Thank you for all you do for others in our community.

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