Fahrney-Keedy nursing residents create two winter quilts, plan more

February 15, 2012
  • This is one of the quilts created by groups of first- and second-floor nursing residents at Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village, Boonsboro. Each resident received a snowman pattern and added individual decoration to it.
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BOONSBORO — Nursing residents at Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village have stitched two “winter” quilts that are hoped to be the first of a seasonal series.

Assistant Director of Activities Kathy Neville, who coordinated the project along with aide Barbara Harrison, said she heard about the quilt idea at a conference of Maryland Activity Coordinators Society.

“The patterns were ones I came up with,” Neville said. “The ones at the conference were a different style.”

Twelve residents in both the first- and second-floor nursing units participated in the activity, and a quilt was created by each group.

“We gave them the pattern and they each had their extra embellishments they put on themselves,” Neville said.

She coordinated the first-floor group and Harrison coordinated the second. Each quilt is approximately 3-feet-by-4-feet.

“We want to do the four seasons,” Neville said, referring to the first quilt’s winter theme. “In the spring we want to work up an idea with watering cans or flowers (as decorations for the quilt patterns).”

She said the residents’ part of the project took about an hour and a half, and the hanging of the quilts by her and Harrison, about two hours.

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