Hometown Hero: Christy Salyer

By: Amy Katcher Email
By: Amy Katcher Email

Nursing home residents and home shut-ins in Johnson County, Kentucky said they have a guardian angel, but instead of having a halo and harp.

This angel is armed with quilting needles and fabric.

Quilter Christy Salyer doesn't think she's a hero, but everyone here in the dining room of Paintsville's Mountain Manor Nursing Home disagrees.

Friend and fellow quilter Betty LeMaster nominated her.

Salyer sews the quilt tops for her friends in the Flat Gap Homemaker's Club to finish.

People like Dolphie McKenzie certainly do. Catherine Salyer hands out the finished products.

The ladies agree making these quilts is a team effort, but with Christy's help, it's a much quicker one.

Following those steps is how she made all 74 quilts, but Salyer said she gets as much out of the quilting as the recipients.

“It takes a lot of things off of your mind because you have to concentrate on this,” Salyer said.

Sharing that therapy has made this Flat Gap Homemaker a Hometown Hero.

Once Christy Salyer finishes the quilt tops, she takes them to the rest of the Flat Gap Homemakers Club.


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