A dozen women who helped make a very special Iowa quilt got a special “thank-you” from the governor Friday. Their creation is part of a project to send quilts to families of victims in New York, and the woman who stitched this red-white-and-blue quilt all work in an office at the state department of human services. Jan Garner of Pella organized the group after reading about the quilt project in the paper. She says it seemed like a great way to respond to the tragedy.Garner’s quilt is one of more than 14-hundred collected by Iowa women to hand out at a fair in New York City on Sunday, for victims of the September eleventh terrorist attack. The governor told the women he knows how hard it is — he and first lady Christie Vilsack started a quilt when they got married, and still haven’t finished it.
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