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Christie's Quilting Boutique In Norwalk Honors Military Veterans

Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling, left, and his wife, Lucia, right, present a quilt at Christie's Quilting Boutique in Norwalk on Saturday.
Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling, left, and his wife, Lucia, right, present a quilt at Christie's Quilting Boutique in Norwalk on Saturday. Photo Credit: Contributed by Christie's Quilting Boutique
Paul Ceglia, center, of Norwalk receives his quilt from State Senator Bob Duff, right, and Jane Dougherty, the Connecticut representative for Quilts of Valor.
Paul Ceglia, center, of Norwalk receives his quilt from State Senator Bob Duff, right, and Jane Dougherty, the Connecticut representative for Quilts of Valor. Photo Credit: Contributed by Christie's Quilting Boutique
Christie Ruiz of Christie's Quilting Boutique, front, with flag, stands with veterans who received quilts on Saturday.
Christie Ruiz of Christie's Quilting Boutique, front, with flag, stands with veterans who received quilts on Saturday. Photo Credit: Contributed by Christie's Quilting Boutique
A solider receives his quilt with his wife and young family at Saturday's ceremony.
A solider receives his quilt with his wife and young family at Saturday's ceremony. Photo Credit: Contributed by Christie's Quilting Boutique
A veterans is wrapped in a quilt at Christie's Quilting Boutique in Norwalk.
A veterans is wrapped in a quilt at Christie's Quilting Boutique in Norwalk. Photo Credit: Contributed by Christie's Quilting Boutique
A volunteer sews the finishing touches on a quilt.
A volunteer sews the finishing touches on a quilt. Photo Credit: Contributed by Christie's Quilting Boutique
Jane Dougherty, the Connecticut representative for Quilts of Valor, center, shows a quilt to be presented to a former Marine (left).
Jane Dougherty, the Connecticut representative for Quilts of Valor, center, shows a quilt to be presented to a former Marine (left). Photo Credit: Contributed by Christie's Quilting Boutique
Jane Dougherty, the Connecticut representative for Quilts of Valor, left, wraps a veteran in his quilt.
Jane Dougherty, the Connecticut representative for Quilts of Valor, left, wraps a veteran in his quilt. Photo Credit: Contributed by Christie's Quilting Boutique

NORWALK, Conn. -- Christie's Quilting Boutique in Norwalk presented Quilts of Valor to 14 military veterans during a ceremony on Saturday.

The veterans who received quilts were Paul Ceglia of Norwalk, Orlando Vazquez, Mike Worosz, Marshal Wilson, Jerry Cook, Herbert Vernal, Felix Guiffra III, Josephine Velazquez-Ruequoi, Sharad Samy, Thomas Boone, Robert Bucci, Charles Scribner, David Sanborn and John Miller.

Quilts are made by volunteers at Christie’s, which opened in 2013, at 176 Main St. in Norwalk. Christie Ruiz distributed Quilts of Valor for the first time last year. Jane Dougherty, the Connecticut representative for Quilts of Valor, center, helped Ruiz present the quilts.

Quilts of Valor is a national program which provides the treasures for military veterans. Christie's is one of only three stories in Connecticut to make the quilts for veterans, and the only one in Fairfield County.

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