ST. CLOUD - This week for our Frozen in Time series we stopped at the Whitney Senior Center in St. Cloud to visit a longstanding quilting club.

The Whitney quilting club started around 40 years ago and currently has over a dozen members. Marcy Virden just recently turned 98 and has been involved in the club for nearly 30 years, she says the club is full of great people.

"Good group of people-It's just great entertainment," Virden says.

The group meets once a week on Thursday mornings for an hour-and-a-half to work on quilts. For many members, the club quickly becomes a tradition and a time to catch up on stories with friends. Member Katie Kramer says people in the club rarely miss the quilting meeting.

"We work our doctors appointments and everything around this," Kramer says

The Whitney quilting club also prides itself on giving back to the community.

Over the years the club has donated countless quilts to local charities like the Boys and Girls Club and Anna Marie's House. The club will also make quilts for family members or individuals who need them.

Members say the donations and sense of community in the club truly contribute to its longevity. Making it a pure example of a practice frozen in time in St. Cloud.

"Seems like we have a lot of fun, everybody seems to get along-great friendships," Virden says.


98-year-old Marcy Virden enjoying the Whitney quilting club. (Dan DeBaun, WJON News)