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Stitching love - Braille incorporated into quilt’s design

BY CARLA ALLEN

 

A creative seamstress came up with the idea of incorporating braille on the back of a quilt she gave her blind friend.

 

Elaine Shukys is in her second year of Human Services/Community Services studies at the Nova Scotia Community College Burridge campus.

 

Recently, she agreed to assist Susan Casey, a resident of Villa St. Joseph, at a four-day faith and sharing retreat at Saint Ambrose parish. It was an event that Casey had been attending annually for many years.  Shukys wanted to give Casey a gift at the conclusion of the retreat and decided on one of her quilts.  However, there was a minor hurdle to leap. “When you give a quilt to someone you have a tag on the back with writing stating who it’s to, a quote and who it’s from,” said Shukys. [read on]

 

 

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Comment by CHAZ ROCHE on October 17, 2012 at 4:38pm

What a wonderful thoughtful gift. I am sure Suzy will read the quote over/over again.

Comment by Brenda J. Moore on October 11, 2012 at 1:54pm

Lovely.

Comment by dee on October 11, 2012 at 11:47am

Amazing and very ingenious, thanks for sharing.

Comment by Athena's Grove on October 11, 2012 at 7:22am

Now THAT is an amazing gift of love. ♥

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