Boardman church quilters craft special projects for Vietnam vets


With a sense of patriotic pride, a group of women crafted quilts in red, white and blue.

After being on display at the upcoming Columbiana Fair, the quilts will be given to Vietnam veterans.

Cleo Dietrich is the quilt coordinator at Disciples Christian Church, where the group made six quilts. Two other red, white and blue quilts were made by Dottie Rogers and Rosemary Gnagy of Canfield Presbyterian Church.

The quilts will be blessed during a dedication ceremony at 10 a.m. Sunday at Disciples Christian, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road, by interim Pastor Sharon Kiesel, who is a retired lieutenant colonel in the Army and Army Reserves.

Dietrich said Disciples Christian quilters have engaged in the activity since 1962. Read more about the quilts, the quilters and their projects in Friday's Vindicator or on

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