Collins Senior Center Quilting and Crocheting Group Donates Bathrobes to Nursing Home Residents

TEXARKANA, Texas –A group of creative women from the Collins Senior Center put their talents to good use.

The Collins Senior Center Quilting, Crocheting and Knitting Group recently donated 48 handmade bathrobes to Heritage Plaza Nursing Home, Edgewood Manor Nursing Home and The Villa of Texarkana Nursing Facility

The bathrobes were made by Annette Wilmoth, Carolyn Crowder, Lisa Clark, Rose Stallworth and Rebecca Rapport.

“We love helping each other with projects and this was a good project to work on,” Wilmoth said. “People were happy to have them.

Bathrobes can be used as shawls to help a person’s legs stay warm in cold weather.

Wilmoth quilted or sewed with others at the Collins Senior Center for about 20 years. She began attending the center after her retirement.

“We had a quilting group and made and donated a lot of stuff. We were a big group for a long time, then it got smaller, so we joined the crochet group,” she said.

“I like to go out there and visit and have a good time,” she said.

Wilmoth loves quilting and can make one or two dressing gowns a week if someone helps him with the top.

Since COVID, the band members have been working more on their projects from home but like to get together when they can.

They are always looking for new members and encourage those interested in quilting or crochet to join.

“Quilting isn’t something people do anymore, not as much as it used to be,” she said.

For more information about the group, call 903-793-5545. The center is open Monday through Friday.





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