December 30, 2015
North Manchester, IN–This month Peabody Retirement Community named the winner of their 2nd Annual Peabody Quilt Show & Contest. A $1,000 prize was awarded to North Manchester’s South Pleasant United Methodist Church for their winning quilt entry, Dewey’s Angel Quilt.
“Back by popular demand, this is the second year we hosted a quilt show and contest—inviting area churches to enter to win a monetary award for their church,” says Peabody Assisted Living Sales Director, Angela Woolard. “This year’s winner was a sentimental favorite.”
The story posted with the quilt when it was displayed for voting explained that the quilt’s subject, Dewey Price, makes it a practice to say a prayer each time he gets on his motorcycle, and the fateful day last March when he suffered a serious motorcycle accident was no exception. Although the jacket Price wore was shredded in the accident, the rider sustained only a mild concussion.
“Dewey said that both attending physicians who oversaw his care following the accident remarked he must have angels watching over him,” Woolard says.
Like those who voted for the winning entry, the quilt’s creator, Dodee Jones, found the story behind the quilt inspirational. Patches from Price’s leather jacket shredded in the accident are featured in Dewey’s Angel Quilt.
“All who attended the award ceremony, including Dewey, his mother, and granddaughter, were so delighted and honored with the win,” adds Woolard. “South Pleasant United Methodist church members were also overjoyed! They plan to use the $1,000 award to help fund mission projects.”
According to Peabody, celebrating the ageless spirit is something they do every day at the retirement community. So their annual Quilt Show & Contest—which celebrates the timeless beauty of a lovingly stitched quilt—is becoming a tradition. For questions about the annual contest or the community, churches and families are invited to call (260) 982-8616.
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