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AARP member and master quilter Shirley Karlstrum has been very busy lately building commemorative quilt art as a salute to our Veterans, but to her it’s a labor of love.

Karlstrum created a “D-Day commemorative quilt” and donated the piece in October to the Lt. Marion L. Willis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 101 in Colorado Springs. The quilt will be included in the museum at Post 101 and will honor those who served from World War I to the present.

AARP Chapter #1100 commissioned the detailed quilt that features photo scenes from D-Day, June 6, 1944 when the Allies invaded Europe in World War II.

But Karlstrum didn’t stop there. She made another stunning and detailed piece that features a bald eagle and the United States in blue and red and white strips with stars on top and bottom. Banners on top and bottom read, “Duty, Honor, Glory, Freedom.”

That banner quilt was part of a drawing during the Black Forest AARP Chapter #1100 Veterans Day festivities. A drawing was held and the recipient of the quilt was Donald Dinwoodie.

[Photo courtesy of AARP Chapter #1100. Shirley Karlstrum and Don Dinwoodie.]


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