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Sewing veterans some love in Willmar

Erica Dischino / Tribune Daphne Evenson cuts fabric Monday in preparation for the Sew-a-thon for Veterans on Jan. 19 at the Willmar Community Center. Evenson, who is a volunteer through Willmar Area Country Quilters, is cutting fabric for later making bags for veterans' walkers and wheelchairs. 1 / 5
Erica Dischino / Tribune Volunteers Helen Behrends, from left, Jan Marquardt, Pat Berg and Carol Wegner discuss where to put the strap on the bags for veterans' walkers and wheelchairs. The women were cutting fabric Monday at the Willmar Community Center in preparation for the upcoming Sew-a-thon for Veterans when the bags will be made. The event is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 19.2 / 5
Erica Dischino / Tribune Volunteers help cut fabric Monday at the Willmar Community Center in preparation for the Sew-a-thon for Veterans on Jan. 19. The sew-a-thon is held to make bags for veterans, walkers and wheelchairs. 3 / 5
Erica Dischino / Tribune Julie Asmus tests out a bag made for veterans' walkers and wheelchairs with veteran Clarence Theessen’s walker Monday at the Willmar Community Center. Volunteers from the Willmar Area Country Quilters help cut fabric Monday in preparation for the Sew-a-thon for Veterans on Jan. 19. 4 / 5
Erica Dischino / Tribune Linda Swenson cuts fabric strips Monday at the Willmar Community Center in preparation for the Sew-a-thon for Veterans on Jan. 19, also at the Community Center. Organizers say all levels of skills are needed for the upcoming event.5 / 5

WILLMAR — Volunteers from the Willmar Area Country Quilters helped cut fabric Monday in preparation for the Sew-a-thon for Veterans scheduled Jan. 19 at the Willmar Community Center. The sew-a-thon is held to make bags for veterans' walkers and wheelchairs. The event is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 19.

Erica Dischino

Erica Dischino is the photographer for the West Central Tribune. Hailing from northern New Jersey, she graduated from Ithaca College in central New York with a bachelors in Journalism and Photography. Follow her on Instagram.

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