By Daria Anderson-Faden
The Observer 



November 9, 2023

Lynelle Martin

After hand quilting for over a year on this quilt, the Senior Center Hand Quilters finished this queen-sized quilt belonging to Lynelle Martin. The quilters are Rosalee Lewellen, Melinda Pearson, Gretta Shoenemann, Claude Jones and Karen Carruthers. Not pictured: Jeri Johnson.

Ironically, all of the current Senior Center Hand Quilters picked up the hobby later in life.

Gretta Shoenemann, in her mid-90s, picked up quilting about 20 years ago. She said they did a lot of hand work as a child, but quilting was not one of them. She started quilting after her husband passed away in 2001.

Claude Jones, a regular senior center quilter, began quilting after she retired in 2005.

Each individual stitch is hand-done through every layer, making the back of the quilt design almost as beautiful as the front, according to the quilters.

Most quilts today are done with quilting...

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