Lopez receives Quilt of Honor

Steve Lopez receives his Quilt of Honor.

Members of the Texas Chapter of the Quilts of Honor presented Steve Lopez with a quilt in recognition of his military service in January at Devine VFW Post 3966.
Lopez served in both the Army and Air Force from 1951 to 1985, and retired from the Air Force as a Chief Master Sergeant.
Quilts of Honor is a non-profit organization that bestows a universal symbol and token of thanks, solace, and remembrance to those who serve in harm’s way to protect and defend our lives and freedoms.
Quilts of Honor are made by the loving hands of countless volunteers who wish to thank those who have served and to honor their service and sacrifice.
“To us, a quilt is a blanket of love,” Texas Chapter President Debbie Hayes said. “A quilt can bring comfort; a quilt feels like home. When you feel you need a hug, wrap yourself in it. You are a deserving veteran; this quilt is presented to you to show how much we appreciate your sacrifice and service with something very American and very tangible – a Quilt of Honor.”
Lopez’s quilt was pieced by Margie Willems of Von Ormy and Erlinda Huizar of Jourdanton, and was quilted by Debbie Hayes of Von Ormy. Binding was done by Mickey Gonzales and Margie Willems.