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November 13 Quilts of Valor Program to Highlight a Salute to Veterans at Tiskilwa’s Museum on Main

The Illinois Valley Quilts of Valor group has a special way of honoring local veterans by awarding healing quilts to service men and women touched by war. On Monday evening, November 13, group leader Terry Johnson of Princeton will use a PowerPoint presentation and video to share her passion for the goals of the organization and tell its local accomplishments in honoring veterans. The program begins at 7:00 in the community room of Museum on Main.

On Monday, November 13, at 7:00 p.m., group leader for Illinois Valley Quilts of Valor, Terry Johnson, will present a program at the Museum on Main, 110 East Main Street, Tiskilwa. Pictured here in an event in Tiskilwa’s East Park are Whitney Tyne and Sandie Friel, holding a sample of the quilts that are awarded to local veterans.

Having quilted for more than 30 years, Terry now leads a group of like-minded community members who volunteer their time to participate in this worthy cause. The local chapter, formed in 2017, is part of a nationwide foundation that began twenty years ago with one woman’s idea in the state of Ohio. At this point, more than 300,000 quilts have been presented nationally by more than 600 affiliate groups in the QOV Foundation.

During the evening, the Tiskilwa Historical Society will salute veterans in attendance with a small keepsake. The program will conclude with a presentation of quilts to local veterans.

Monthly programs at Tiskilwa’s Museum on Main are always open to the public and free of charge. Access to the upper level of the museum is available with a chairlift as needed. Following Terry’s presentation, visitors are invited to stroll through Galleries 1 and 2 while enjoying refreshments and conversation.


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