Wesley Village Senior Living hosts quilt show
Wesley Village Senior Living, located at 1125 Lexington Road in Wilmore, held a quilt show for residents of Wesley Village last week.
Residents shared stories about quilts they made or that were passed down in their families.
Resident Jan Maeder showed a quilt with dotted black trim that represented something about her family with each piece.
Resident Betty Rush showed a couple of doll quilts she made and an orange and cream-colored quilt with butterflies on it that her mother made in the 1930s Rush said still needs quilting and backing.
Resident Mary K. Turkington had members of a Mennonite community in Kansas make quilts for her two daughters in 1957 that she kept on their twin beds. The quilts are light purple and white with a basket design stitched onto them.
Residents Jackson and Betty Kesler displayed a quilt at the show that Betty’s great grandmother’s best friend made in the late 1800s. They kept it displayed in their home in Bowling Green, and it inspired the artwork of artist Mary Kay Krell, who made a painting based on the quilt’s pattern in 1977. The Keslers showed both the quilt and painting at the quilt show.
“I’m very grateful to have this treasure from the past that’s so much a part of our family history,” Betty Kesler said.
Also displayed at the show were a white, blue-trimmed quilt called “cathedral window” a resident had stitched a piece of her wedding dress in the center of, a resident’s scripture quilt, a resident’s mother in law’s quilts that featured triangle patterns and pictures of the resident’s family, and a quilt a resident’s grandmother had in the 1920s or 1930s.