On Thursday, July 19th, the Heritage Quilt Guild (HGC) presented Robert Tyler with a special designed Veteran’s Quilt. The presentation was part an on-going program HGC conducts each month where they honor a Veteran who is a resident at Forest Haven Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Jonesboro with a handmade quilt.
Tyler was honored for his service in the United States Armed Services in 1954-56 and an additional 6 years in the reserve. While at the Great Lakes Illinois Naval Base, Tyler achieved the rank of HM3 (Hospital Man Petty Officer), along with being a worker for the Neurosurgery Board, and being a floor nurse/corpsman/scrub nurse.
The Heritage Quilt Guild meets the 1st Wednesday of each month at 9:30 am at the Jonesboro-Hodge Methodist Church, located at the corner of 4th Street and Cooper Avenue in Jonesboro. All level of quilters are welcome to the forum in which the skills of quilt makers are shared so the art will be handed down to others.