Donated quilts to Habitat will help comfort disabled vets

Excerpt from The Vallejo Times-Herald, February 2, 2019
by Richard Freedman

Rosie the Riveter she’s not. Rosie the Quilter? Undoubtedly.

Rosie Rockwood, whose labor of love has warmed the hearts and bodies of hundreds of souls through the years, presented six colorful quilts to Gretchen Shilts of Solano/Napa Habitat for Humanity at the Florence Douglas Center on Saturday.

The full-sized quilts will find a home with a yet-earmarked disabled veteran and family selected for a new Habitat for Humanity home, Shilts said, joyfully accepting the donation at the end of the monthly Vallejo Piecemakers meeting.

“It takes a lot of work” for each quilt, Shilts acknowledged. “And the care and skill is even more special with the love they’re made with.”…

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