It’s an opportunity to show their support for the troops overseas. Quilts like these go a long way to showing wounded soldiers that they are appreciated.
They're made by the quilts of Valor Foundation. It began as a national program in 2003 and now almost 200 people in Kansas are involved.
This group meets once a month to put together quilts for those injured in the Iraq and Afghanistan war.
Today the quilts they made will be going to the 44th Calvary brigade out of fort riley.
“Fort Riley has been hit really hard it's been all over the news,” says Katy Vickers. “They’ve had a lot of casualties and all of the guys who are coming home, their morale is really low. This is our way of doing something for them and show them that we care about what they've been through on our behalf."
The regional chapter of the quilts of valor foundation has made 895 quilts since 2003. 751 of those have been delivered to the troops.