Thu Feb 9th, 2023
Tags: Corrine Nichols, Pine River Senior Center, Pine River Shares (PRS), Pine River Valley, The Next 50 Initiative, Thrive in Place (TIP), Together We Thrive Quilt
The “Together We Thrive” quilt was created by seniors through Thrive in Place (TIP), a project of Pine River Shares that provides peer support and resources for aging in place in the Pine River Valley. The quilt will be on display at the Pine River Senior Center from Feb. 7 through March 17. Pine River Senior Center is open on Tues., Weds., and Fri from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is located at 111 W. South Street in Bayfield, Colo.
The “Together We Thrive” quilt project began in 2021 when Thrive in Place advocates distributed fabric squares and art supplies to their peers, along with the assignment to express a positive way of coping with COVID-19 related stress and uncertainty.
Many thanks to the “Together We Thrive” quilt makers Mary Curtis, Maxine Dvojack, Sara Grover, Sharon Hunter, Brenda Jones, Ramela Munoz, Corrine Nichols, Kay Phelps, Kathleen Reilly, Kate Smith, Rose Marie Swanson and Lisa Van Den Berg.
Bayfield textile artist Corrine Nichols provided guidance and technical support throughout the project. She and Kathleen Reilly hand sewed the individual squares together. Local quilter Kim Goodwin then applied the final touches and put the entire quilt together.
The Next 50 Initiative provided grant funding for the project.
For more information contact Pine River Shares at 970-884-6040. Information about Pine River Shares programs can be found at www.pinerivershares.org.