A Salute to Those Who Help from Home
Throughout history, seamstresses have used sewing skills in support of their country as well as to honor loved ones at war.
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People put their hearts and souls into every stitch when they sewed items such as parachutes, tents, flags, blankets, and uniforms. Quilts were also a passion and necessity during war. In 1863, more than 1,200 quilts were issued in one month to Union soldiers; some were made specifically for the troops, while others were family quilts sacrificed for the cause.