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'This is something I can do'

Sewing Center teams up with 'Quilts of Valor'

This quilt on exhibit in the Charlton Sewing Center bears a special message for the soldier who receives it. Amanda Collins. (click for larger version)
May 15, 2012
CHARLTON — If you climb the winding staircase in the corner of the Charlton Sewing Center, at the top you'll be greeted by a beautiful surprise.

Light trickles in through stained glass windows, illuminating the hardwood floors and post and beam cathedral ceilings. Nestled amid the yarn and sewing kits, an ancient church organ sits in the corner. If you come on the right day, you might just find owner Cathy Racine, sitting and playing it.

But this month, the 110-year-old building on Stafford Street that used to be the town's Methodist Church, looks simply magnificent. Draped from the ceilings and hung from the walls are 20 stunning handmade quilts, patriotically themed and made especially for soldiers.

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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