Make a Difference Day quilting blitz benefits homeless veterans

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The Volunteers of America Colorado Branch will be making 10 lap quilts on Make a Difference Day, Oct. 27. The sewing blitz starts at 8 a.m. and continues until 5 p.m. at the Sanctuary Apartments Clubhouse, 3732 Kunz Court in Fort Collins.

The Quilts for Vets will be sewn from signature squares made by various volunteer groups as a 9/11 Day of Service Project, and distributed through Homeless Gear’s Street Outreach Program during the week of Veteran’s Day.

Two shifts are available for anyone age 7 and up who wants to be part of the bee – 8 a.m.-noon or 1-5 p.m. Sewing skills appreciated but not required; youth volunteers need parental supervision.

For more information or to volunteer, go to the website for the United Way of Larimer County at, and click on the Make a Difference Day page, or contact organizer Carrie Olenick at 970-472-9630,