Shenendehowa Senior Quilters stitching last piece of decades-long history
CLIFTON PARK – While most people in their 80s and 90s are slowing down, a group of women from Clifton Park is still following their passion for quilting.
The Shenendehowa Senior Quilters, ranging in age from 95 to 72, meet every Monday at the Clifton Park Senior Center to smooth, pin and assemble quilts they donate to charities who auction them off and raise thousands of dollars.
The group’s unofficial leader says seeing the quilts come to fruition is gratifying.
Their final quilt, which they’ve titled “Hometown Sampler”, will be auctioned off at Kelly’s Angels Mother-Lovin’ 5K on Mother’s Day. NewsChannel 13’s Mark Mulholland is one of the founders of Kelly’s Angels. The charity helps Capital Region kids who’ve lost a parent to cancer or other illness. It was started in memory of Mark’s wife, Kelly, who died from cancer in 2007.
Learn about how many quilts these seniors have donated over the years by watching the video of Mark Mulholland’s story.