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Volunteer quilters assemble comfort and care for patients


Vivian Dugan and Mary Lou Reilly examine a quilt currently under construction in Dugan's basement in Coulee Dam, which is devoted to the cause of quilting for hospice patients. Dugan says they always need more quilters, and those interested can call 509-633-2164. - Jacob Wagner photo

Vivian Dugan has quilted for charity for as long as she can remember. Then during the illness and death of her husband, Bill, in 2011, she began making lap quilts at her home in Coulee Dam as an outlet for her concern and her grief.

In the beginning, she sent them all to Sacred Heart Hospital of Spokane, where Bill was being treated. When his doctor recommended hospice to them, Vivian began to channel some quilts through to the hospice program in Omak - which is now Frontier Home Health and Hospice - as thanks for the care he was receiving. After his death, she began giving the quilts exclu...

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