11-10-2016 10:22 AM
Every quilt in Betty Siegel’s house has a story: The small one hanging above the sofa was her daughter’s first attempt; the stack in the guest bedroom includes projects with friends; another is a work in progress that she plans to give to the school where she used to teach.
“I’m a self-taught sewer and quilter,” she says. “Designing, selecting fabrics and constructing quilts is very rewarding.”
But it’s the ones USAA asked her to make that may have the most meaning for this military spouse and mom.
Stars made from the fabric of uniforms donated by USAA veterans and pieces of red, white and blue create a galaxy “united by a common thread,” honoring those who have served our country.
“I’m so very thankful for all the veterans … and I’m thankful for the families, and the services they’ve provided,” Siegel says. “I just think (the quilt) is representative of the sacrifice they have given.
“To me, the best part of quilting is giving a finished quilt to someone to love.”
Siegel presented her quilts to USAA last week during the enterprise's Veterans Day ceremony. They will be displayed at the San Antonio campus.
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