Piquette Square in Detroit is a 150-unit apartment complex dedicated to helping homeless veterans get back on their feet.
The Farmington Library Quilters are doing their best to make sure the veterans stay warm while they’re doing it.
The quilters are about to deliver the latest round of quilts they make for Piquette Square, something they do a couple of times a year. The quilts, sized to fit a long twin bed, are designed to bring a little cheer to struggling veterans.
“We heard about what (Piquette Square) was doing down there,” said quilter Sue Horner. “It’s not a stop-gap place. It’s a place where (veterans) can get back on their feet. And everyone needs something on their bed.”
Horner said the quilters have been donating to Piquette Square for six or seven years, and estimated they’ve sent maybe 150 quilts down to veterans in those years.