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A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
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Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
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A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
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Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
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Albany- Every Thursday, 12 ladies coming from different walks of life find a common thread, a love of sewing. They're using their hobby to quilt together some joy in an effort to comfort those injured while serving their country. A lot of math goes into making a quilt. In this case, it's adding up to support for those injured in Iraq.
"We're really trying to get these quilts to somebody who has really been hurt, like an amputee or something like that," said Gerry Jordan, the instructor.
Like the service, making a quilt can be strict work.
"There's a lot of cutting, there's a lot of squares, there's a lot of sewing, but there's a lot of love that went into this and we hope whoever gets it feels the same way that we did," said Fran Blanford, a quilter.
It's time consuming work, but in a month these women have made four quilts.
"That's real quick, real quick," said Jordan.
The program's called Quilts of Valor. The instructor Gerry Jordan learned about it in a sewing chat room online. The program started last fall and has women nationwide and here in Albany sewing with a common thread.
"When I mail these in, they will be over a thousand I know," said Jordan.
The four Albany quilts will be added to the rest in hopes of comforting more than 11 hundred injured soldiers. All of the ladies have had a hand in the quilts.
"They've either contributed by sewing on the blocks, they've supplied fabric, they've pieced blocks and they bared with me," said Jordan.
"Whether or not you agree with the reason we're there, they're still our guys. Those are our boys and we need to support them," said Barbara Arrowood, a quilter.
"They go and put their lives on the line for us. I worked at the marine base, so I'm partial to the marines," said Jordan.
A label will be placed on the back telling the soldier where the quilt came from and who made it.
"The person who gets it, we want them to know these people care about them," said Arrowood.
As long as there are injured soldier these 12 ladies say they'll keep their machines running.
"As long as there's a need, we'll make a quilt," said Jordan.