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]