Members of the Kiel Quilters Guild and Wilmer Mueller of the Kiel Lions Club joined Camo Quilt Project Coordinator Linda Wieck in presenting a pair of quilts to two veterans at Field of Dreams Assisted Living in Kiel recently. Receiving the quilts were Hamilton Strowig (seated at left) and Wally Stemper. The Camo Quilt project was initiated to show support for troops overseas. It was later re-directed in October 2013 also to show support for veterans residing in nursing care facilities. The Kiel Lions Club has been a consistent donor to the effort. For more information visit www.camoquiltproject.blogspot.comMike Mathes photo
Members of the Kiel Quilters Guild and Wilmer Mueller of the Kiel Lions Club joined Camo Quilt Project Coordinator Linda Wieck in presenting a pair of quilts to two veterans at Field of Dreams Assisted Living in Kiel recently. Receiving the quilts were Hamilton Strowig (seated at left) and Wally Stemper. The Camo Quilt project was initiated to show support for troops overseas. It was later re-directed in October 2013 also to show support for veterans residing in nursing care facilities. The Kiel Lions Club has been a consistent donor to the effort. For more information visit www.camoquiltproject.blogspot.comMike Mathes photo
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Chilton area veterans received a special gift recently at Century Ridge Assisted Living in Chilton.
Each veteran received a patriotic lap quilts free of charge from the Kiel Quilters.
The Camo Quilt Project, showing support for troops serving overseas and veterans in nursing homes, is based out of Plymouth, Wisconsin.
The first camouflage quilt was designed and made by Linda Wieck in April of 2006.



As the need for quilts grew, the volunteer base expanded and the volunteers received donated use of a facility located in Plymouth in 2008. The facility includes a loading dock and storage space, with room to set up a dozen sewing machines along with additional rooms for pinning and cutting.
The camo quilts are approximately 45 inches by 72 inches and can be folded in thirds and rolled up like a sleeping bag. The lightweight material with cotton batting is chosen for its ability to breathe in extreme heat.   
Any person serving in the military and deployed to the Middle East is eligible to receive a camo quilt.
The quilts are packaged with a hand made card and tie.
Patriotic lap quilts for veterans in nursing homes and assisted living were added to the project in October of 2013.
As of August of 2015, over 24,000 quilts have been distributed to troops serving overseas and 400 patriotic lap quilts have been given to veterans.
The Patriotic lap quilts are designed to be very colorful, with patchwork designs personalized for each veteran. The back of the lap quilt includes the veteran’s branch of service.
Camouflage quilts cost approximately $25 to construct with the patriotic lap quilts costing $50. Donations are welcome to assist with material purchases and shipping costs to send quilts to servicemen.
More information on the project can be found by contacting Linda Wieck at (920) 627-3460 or by email linda.camoquilt@gmail.com Additional information can be found at www.camoquiltproject.blogspot.com.

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