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Quilting to honor local Veterans

Saturday, March 8th
March 3, 2014

Cedar Rapids, IA - Quilts are being made on Saturday, March 8th to honor Eastern Iowa Veterans and will be presented to local Veterans during a Cedar Rapids Kernels game this summer.

The quilting event will be held at Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday, March 8th from 9 am until 4:30 pm. All interested quilters are welcome to come to the stadium to create a quilt that will be given away to veterans on July 5th. Kits and fabric are available for purchase at Connie's Quilt Shop, or use up some of your red/white/and blue "stash".

To register for the quilting event on March 8th, call Connie's Quilt Shop at (319) 373-9455 by Wednesday, March 5th. Those sewing during the quilting event will receive a free ticket to attend the Kernels game on July 5th and those donating a completed quilt for a Veteran by June 2, 2014, will receive a 20% off coupon from Connie's Quilt Shop (one coupon per person). 

In addition to making the quilts, Connie's Quilt Shop and machine quilter Jennifer McRae, are providing a quilt to be raffled off with the drawing to be held during the game on July 5th. All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to the Linn County Veterans Affairs. 

For more information or to register for the quilting event on March 8th, call Connie's Quilt Shop at (319) 373-9455.

The 2014 Kernels arrive in Cedar Rapids on Monday, March 31st and the first chance to meet the new team is on Tuesday, April 1st as part of "Meet the Kernels Night' from 5:00 to 7:30 pm. The Kernels open the 2014 MWL season on Thursday, April 3rd when they host the Clinton LumberKings at 6:35 pm.

The Cedar Rapids Kernels are the Midwest League affiliate of the Minnesota Twins.