Built to Quilt

Weave-artists enliven spartan Senior Center dining room walls


February 1, 2023

Scott Swanson

This Shirley Schumacher quilt now adorns a wall of the dining room at the Sweet Home Senior Center.

It was a joint effort that resulted in new quilts decorating a wall of the dining room at Sweet Home's Senior Center earlier this month.

Murya Scherer, president of the Senior Center Board of Directors, said she's been working to "spruce up" the center, "not make it blah, bland," and the two quilts mounted Jan. 18 on the wall were part of that endeavor.

"We've put curtains up and having the quilts up now just makes it a little homier, more welcoming," Scherer said.

She said center Director Jean Holcomb was the one who spearheaded the effort; "she started the campaign to get these done."...

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