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Quilting for a good cause
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Area quilters, from left, Betsy Lauer, Kay Krebs, Tereesa Schroeder and Phyliss Ziegler take time to stitch quilts for pancreatic cancer patients. Schroeder passes finished pieces on to donor Jo Hawthorn, who distributes them as part of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. (Photo supplied)
MONROE - What started as a chain letter with the hope of getting enough people to send and receive quilt blocks to be able to create a quilt has morphed into an amazing project. Ladies from Tereesa Schroeder's quilting classes, which are held in March and October at the Monroe Senior Center, along with other area quilters, donate their time and talent to create beautiful purple quilts which are then distributed by Jo Hawthorn to local area residents who have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Hawthorn is a volunteer and advocate for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and provides various opportunities for people to become educated and aware of this deadly cancer.

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