A nonprofit group in Augusta is set to host an event to raise money for supplies for local veterans and service members.
The local Quilts of Valor Foundation, which honors service members and veterans with handmade quilts, will host its Garden City Quilts of Valor SEW-A-THON from 9 a.m. Friday to 5 p.m. Saturday.
The event will be held at the Augusta Sewing Center located at 3230 Washington Road.
Quilt presentations will take place daily during the event and everyone is invited to join, a news release from the foundation states.
During the two-day event, registered participants can assemble quilt blocks in support of local veterans and service member recipients of the Quilts of Valor Chapter. Registration is $25 for foundation members and $30 for non-members.
Each participant will be given their choice of a 10-quilt block kit (pre-cut), a t-shirt and pledge sheet to register time spent at the event, according to the news release . Additional kits will be available for suggested donations at the event.
All proceedswill benefit the Garden City Quilts of Valor group and their efforts “to wrap service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor,” the news release states.
Pledge sheets are available at the Augusta Sewing Center or online at http://www.augustasewing.com/classes.htm. Kits and t-shirts will be available during check-in on the days of the event, according to the release.