Local woman who makes patriotic quilts for veterans is honored by the Tennessee General Assembly.

Pat Martin is a retired seamstress from Gray Tennessee who spends her extra time making patriotic quilts and giving them away to veterans as a way to thank them for their service. She has already handed out 200 quilts and plans to give out many more.

“I’ve got about 15 that are ready to quilt, … that are pieced together, they’re ready to be quilted. So yeah, I’m working on some all the time” said Martin.

News Channel 11 first learned about Martin’s efforts a year and a half ago with her chance encounter with a Vietnam vet in a grocery store parking lot. Here is a link to that story.