Quilts sewn with skill and love

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DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) - Quilting is an art. For one woman, it's an act of love. Whether it's for the Habitat for Humanity of Morgan County or a sick person in her church, Ivy Veinot makes quilts that provide comfort. WHNT NEWS 19'S Clarissa McClain went to Decatur and surprised Veinot with a Pay it Forward.

Ivy Veinot already has a plan to for how to spend the $319 to support the ministry that started four years ago.

"Oh my goodness gracious," shouts Veinot. "Oh! Shopping!"

The money will be spent quickly on shopping for fabric, thread and all the materials that go into making the quilts. But there's one part that doesn't cost a thing. Because with every press of the pedal and every stitch,
love is sewn into these quilts.

"I just want others to enjoy the comforts of a quilt," explains Veinot. "When you're struggling or when you're happy, a quilt is just the fabric of our lives."

Veinot and her "quilting sisters", as she calls them, meet weekly. The quilts they make go to Habitat for Humanity of Morgan County.

"Everybody Habitat resident will get one in Morgan County and that's just been my desire," says Veinot.

Habitat for Humanity of Morgan County Executive Director Mindy Thwing says it's something people on the receiving end really cherish.

"They absolutely love the fact that they're getting something that's personalized," says Thwing. "These ladies put a lot of love and attention into what they're doing and every one of them has a personal touch."

The recipients are grateful for quilts that are personalized and produced from the heart.

Veinot says she believes quilts are made to be a part of our lives, not to collect dust in a closet. In addition to Habitat for Humanity, some of the quilts go to the Children's Home in Scottsboro.

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