Quilting Arts at PSCSA

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Quilted Portraits by Participants of The Quilting Arts Class

Today marked the culminating event for the Quilting Arts class at The Park Slope Center for Successful Aging.  It was a lovely celebration, and a proud moment for myself, the co instructors, and the participants.  Sadly, we did miss a few of our key members due to travel and illness, and wanted to make sure that Suzanne and Gladys know that they were missed!

The portraits above are now hung in the center in groupings of 6, on either side of the stage, which is a focus of the center.

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PSCSA- You can see the portraits hanging in the distance!

We even caught up with Jenny P, who was especially excited about her portrait’s extra “bling”. (top right)

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Jenny and Instructor Coleen Scott. Photo by Cyndi Freeman

The center looked great decorated with our quilts, the special magazine made by Coleen for the event, and the amazing cake provided by catering, complete with a picture of our most intricate quilt!

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Co-Instructor Cyndi Freeman with Nine Patch quilts.

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Lead teaching artist Coleen Scott with the Hawaiian style quilt.


The beautiful sheet cake by catering with our quilt printed on it!

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Sisters Lily and Irene excited about “Q is for Quilting”, the magazine about our project.

After five months of hard work, we are so proud of what we have accomplished together.  It was a little bit bittersweet leaving today, as we will miss our beloved participants, and hope to work with them again soon.  Huge thanks to the New York City Council, the NYC Department of Aging, the Department of Cultural Affairs, the Brooklyn Arts Council, Heights and Hills, and especially, the staff and members of The Park Slope Center for Successful Aging.  It’s been wonderful!

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Co-Instructors Cyndi Freeman and Dottie McCoy work with Irene and Lily to finish framing our quilted portraits the day before our culminating event.

Please visit The Park Slope Center for Successful Aging (7th Ave and 7th Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn) to see our work hanging in the center, and for more information, or interest in Quilting classes with older people at your center, please visit http://www.coleenscottdesign.com for contact info!


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