November 2013: Karen Vecchioli
Karen Vecchioli, aka “The Quilt Lady,” has been volunteering at the Middlebrook Library Station since it opened in 2008. She has done all sorts of jobs at the library including staffing on Wednesdays so the library can stay open. Karen says that the Middlebrook Library Station has given the residents an invaluable resource and that “there is a strong sense of community and great warmth about it.”
Karen grew up in New Jersey, and she and her husband Joe moved to Middlebrook from Northern Virginia when they retired. They have two children and five grandchildren. On their farm near Middlebook, they raise crops and cattle, and Karen is well known for her delicious cooking. She is also an expert quilter and has made over 70 quilts as well as table runners, tote bags and accessories. Her quilts are often seen on display at the library. She is a member of the Quilts of Valor – a group that makes quilts for soldiers and wounded warriors. Thank you Karen for sharing your many talents as a volunteer at the Middlebrook Library!
Karen’s quilt currently on display at the Middlebrook Library Station:
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