Virginia Cline, current Rose State College quilting class member, celebrated her 90th birthday with her Quilts and More class Wednesday. They surprised her with a birthday cake, cards and gifts.
Quilts and More is offered through the Community Learning Center program. She is the third oldest student in the program.
Virginia has been taking the class since 1991. “Every semester,” says Terry Dean, class instructor. Dean has to be very creative to come up with new ideas for the class with repeaters in it.
“I started quilting when I was really young but I didn’t quilt them, just sewed the quilt tops,” said Virginia.
“I heard about the class and came. They brought out a rotary cutter and I said ‘what’s that?’ and I was hooked.
“I like the piecing, it is easy,” Virginia said. She has a torn rotator cuff which makes it awkward to handle the bigger projects.
She is taking the summer off but will return in the fall for more fun quilting projects. You’re never too old to join the Community of Learners at Rose State College.