Among the many quilts at the Smoky Mountain Quilt Convention at the Expo Center, is a quilt by a Veteran who took up quilting to combat P.T.S.D. Staff Sgt. Andrew Lee created a huge quilt depicting the famous image of U.S. Marines raising the American flag in Iwo Jima. It features 12,000 one-inch squares. He started making Quilts of Valor for soldiers touched by war and has made dozens of them. The quilt show runs Aug. 2 & 3 at the Knoxville Expo Center. Aug. 1, 2019-4pm.