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William Blocker awarded Quilt of Valor

September 22, 2019
Special to The News-Herald , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

William Blocker, Tama, was recently awarded a Quilt of Valor at a party held in his honor hosted by his daughter Billie Rice at the UAW Hall in Marshalltown.

Bill served in the Army during the Vietnam War as an E-4 radar signal corp. He earned a sharpshooter and marksman badge and is a member of the Tama American Legion.

His quilt Red-White - Blue strings was pieced and quilted by Gloria DeBower of Marshalltown and was the 194th quilt presented by Central Iowa Quilt Sew-ciety members Marvis Drew and Terry Shepard.

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William Blocker is pictured with the Quilt of Valor which he was recently awarded by his daughter Billie Rice at the UAW Hall in Marshalltown.
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CIQS is a member of the National Quilts of Valor foundation. All quilts are constructed according to the rules and regulations of the foundation. They are to be awarded and not just given out like magazines and videos. CIQS awards quilts to local veterans of

Marshall and Tama Counties though a nominating process.

Central Iowa Quilt Sew-ciety meets on the first Tuesday of each month at Trinity Lutheran Church in Marshalltown with social time beginning at 5:30 with a short business meeting at 6:00. Informational programs are presented at each meeting. the group consists of quilters of all skill levels. Memberships include monthly sew-ins, two retreats offered for members per year and small groups such as paper piecing, applique and domestic quilting. For more information about the quilting guild or QOV contact Marvis Drew 641-474-2373

 
 
 

 

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