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Governor McAuliffe says his new quilt will be displayed in the lobby of the Patrick Henry Building in Richmond.

Quilt Made By DJJ Residents Presented To Gov. and First Lady McAuliffe

Beaumont JCC residents recently presented a huge quilt they had worked on for nearly a year to Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe at the Governor’s Mansion. Inspired by the guidance of quilting instructor Roy Mitchell who tells his students “You Are Somebody” when they enter his classroom, DJJ’s residents created a truly inspirational piece of Virginia-themed art that the Governor has promised will hang in the lobby of the Patrick Henry Building for all Virginians who visit to enjoy. With their poised and confident speeches in front of the Governor and all those attending, our residents were excellent ambassadors for DJJ and the bright future DJJ works to provide for those in its care.

Governor McAuliffe talks with DJJ Quilting Instructor Roy Mitchell.

DJJ Director Andy Block congratulates one of the DJJ residents who worked on the quilt.

From left: DJJ Director Andy Block, Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran, Deputy Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Victoria Cochran, Quilting Instructor Roy Mitchell.

Secretary Brian Moran talks with residents outside the Governor’s Mansion.

Beaumont Juvenile Correctional Center staff pose with Governor McAuliffe in front of new quilt.