With coloring books for adults gaining popularity, it’s evident to many the simple act of coloring can be therapeutic and fun.
Combine coloring and quilting to have a perfect activity for people of all ages, thus comes the Crayola quilt. Some residents at Riverview Terrace recently put the finishing touches on their creation, a colorful quilted wall hanging.
According to Riverview Terrace lifestyle coordinator Linda Newman-Green some of the ladies expressed interest in a quilting project.
“After they told me their wishes, I contacted our Extension agent Hilda Lytle for guidance,” said Newman-Green. “They had so much fun with the project, and I appreciate the help from volunteers.”
The residents were assisted by Hearth and Home Quilting Guild members Margaret Carr and Brenda Clark.
They provided the floral designs for the residents to color, and then “set” the color using a household iron to process the design. Carr and Clark pieced the quilt blocks together, got it machine quilted and gathered with the residents to secure the edges with binding. The completed project will hang in the center for all to enjoy.
Carr said, “We enjoy helping the residents.It’s very rewarding for us, and we have agreed to help with future projects. They have been a blessing to us.”
The Hearth and Home Quilting Guild meets the second Monday of each month at 10 a.m. at Westwood Church of Christ, and guests are always welcome to attend.
“We would love for folks to join us with our many projects and activities,” said Carr. “Each month someone does a demonstration on quilting, and we are always working on the Home of the Brave quilts we donate to soldiers.”