Excerpt from The Vallejo Times-Herald, October 27, 2014
By Richard Freedman
Helping victims of a tsunami in Japan? Comforting a devastated town of Joplin, Mo., after a tornado? Assisting fire-ravaged Colorado?
Rosie Rockwood and Valerie Gunnell have it covered–literally–like a blanket.
The two Vallejo friends make quilts. Almost endlessly, actually. And then find a cause. Or a cause finds them. This week, two boxes with 34 quilts head to Habitat Humanity, targeting eight low-income Solano County families in transition.
While the dynamic duo is often part of a bigger entity — the 90-member Vallejo Piecemakers — the latest project was all Rockwood and Gunnell. A labor of love for three weeks, to be sure….