Quilting for a cause

Mary Kay Granata, center, and other  volunteers with Stitch Chicks work on a quilts for the nonprofit Quilts of Valor during a sew day on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at the VFW Post 5849 in Niantic.  The mission of the nationwide nonprofit is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing quilts.  The Niantic chapter gathers two Wednesdays a month to work on quilts and new members and donated supplies are always welcome, contact the VFW for more info. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
Mary Kay Granata, center, and other volunteers with Stitch Chicks work on a quilts for the nonprofit Quilts of Valor during a sew day on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at the VFW Post 5849 in Niantic. The mission of the nationwide nonprofit is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing quilts. The Niantic chapter gathers two Wednesdays a month to work on quilts and new members and donated supplies are always welcome, contact the VFW for more info. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Mary Kay Granata, center, and other  volunteers with Stitch Chicks work on a quilts for the nonprofit Quilts of Valor during a sew day on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at the VFW Post 5849 in Niantic.  The mission of the nationwide nonprofit is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing quilts.  The Niantic chapter gathers two Wednesdays a month to work on quilts and new members and donated supplies are always welcome, contact the VFW for more info.

Martha Pollak, a volunteer with Stitch Chicks, works on a quilt for the nonprofit Quilts of Valor during a sew day on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at the VFW Post 5849 in Niantic.  The mission of the nationwide nonprofit is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing quilts.  The Niantic chapter gathers two Wednesdays a month to work on quilts and new members and donated supplies are always welcome, contact the VFW for more info. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
Martha Pollak, a volunteer with Stitch Chicks, works on a quilt for the nonprofit Quilts of Valor during a sew day on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at the VFW Post 5849 in Niantic. The mission of the nationwide nonprofit is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing quilts. The Niantic chapter gathers two Wednesdays a month to work on quilts and new members and donated supplies are always welcome, contact the VFW for more info. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
Martha Pollak, right, and Cheryl Mertens, volunteers with Stitch Chicks, work on quilts for the nonprofit Quilts of Valor during a sew day on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at the VFW Post 5849 in Niantic.  The mission of the nationwide nonprofit is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing quilts.  The Niantic chapter gathers two Wednesdays a month to work on quilts and new members and donated supplies are always welcome, contact the VFW for more info. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
Martha Pollak, right, and Cheryl Mertens, volunteers with Stitch Chicks, work on quilts for the nonprofit Quilts of Valor during a sew day on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at the VFW Post 5849 in Niantic. The mission of the nationwide nonprofit is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing quilts. The Niantic chapter gathers two Wednesdays a month to work on quilts and new members and donated supplies are always welcome, contact the VFW for more info. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

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