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Quilts of Valor mirror past heroism

Published: Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:17 a.m. CST

Leslie Goddard, historian and author, will present her history lecture, “Unraveling the Civil War Quilts,” at 1:30 p.m. today at the Genoa Public Library. 

“It has been said that during the American Civil War, women fought as furiously with their needles as men did with their swords," Goddard said in a news release. "By 1865 an estimated 250,000 quilts had been made for soldiers. Quilts provided physical warmth and protection, encouraged flagging spirits, functioned as fundraisers and became the vehicles for political expression.”

Join Goddard during her lecture, one of the many events at the Genoa Quilt Walk, which is designed not only to bring quilters together and give them new and beautiful ideas, but also to create and sew squares for a Quilt of Valor. 

Genoa Quilt Walk is an annual downtown celebration by Genoa Main Street Inc. For information, visit

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