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August 11   -   ArtsJournal: music

When Hardened Warriors Stitched Quilts

"Soldiers and sailors have been stitching masterpieces of the sewing crafts for hundreds of years. It was a longstanding tradition that during lulls in fighting, while prisoners of war or over extended hospital visits, they would hand-stitch quilts, wool work seascapes and embroider their own uniforms." And some of the pieces they made are quite elaborate.


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