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‘The Quilting Bees’ stay busy raising funds for seniors

On any Tuesday morning, sounds of laughter and smiling faces can be found gathered around a quilting frame at the Johnson County Senior Citizens Center. These dedicated and talented quilters have donated their talent and time to benefit the Johnson County Senior Center as over $1,000 has been raised since January 1st of this year through their efforts. The quilters quilt by hand and finish quilts for people throughout the community who provide the quilts and pay for the quilting services. All money raised through the quilting is used to provide services at the Johnson County Senior Center.

On quilting day, a fly on the wall can be entertained by Grace’s stories or memories shared by members of days gone by. The sharing of stories and memories provides pleasant diversion as the quilters’ needles stitch quilts such as Catina’s Basket, Double Wedding Ring, Trip Around the World, Lady’s Boot, to name a few. Many of the quilts are old quilt tops left by family members. Traditional quilts are the preference but a wide variety of quilts are quilted.
Quilters include Grace Davis, Judy Dunn, Barbara Henson, Jean Henson, Beverly McKinney, Janie Nelson, Ollie Phipps, Carol Shores, and Cora Mae Stout.
For more information on quilting, contact the Johnson County Senior Citizens Center at 423-727-8883.