Jimmy’s Ties – Quilt by Resident Dorothy Cushing

Dorothy Cushing Ties_AL

Dorothy learned to quilt by watching her mother and grandmother. Now 90, she’s earned quite a share of ribbons from the Iowa State Fair and Des Moines Quilter’s Guild shows. During World War II, she made quilts as she waited for her fiance, James, to return home. They married in 1945. She made this colorful quilt, a keepsake for her son, Jimmy, from neckties he has worn on special occasions.

Dorothy was featured in the Des Moines Register, posted on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014. Click here for the original article published in the Des Moines Register.

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