CH Senior Center News

Martha Young (left) with quilter Jodi Taslitz.

Several years ago, fiber artist Martha Young decided to share her talents with the seniors at the Cleveland Heights Senior Activity Center, introducing them to the fine art of quilting. She provided her expertise and all the materials needed to begin a basic quilting project. Most of the folks who participated were new to quilting and all of them completed the initial project—a quilted table runner.

Since then, the group has continued to grow, friendships have developed and some fantastic artwork has emerged.

Projects from the quilters will hang on the walls of the SAC for the months of July and August. In September, the quilting group will begin meeting again on the first, second and third Thursdays of the month, at 1:30 p.m. Quilters of all levels of experience are invited to participate.

Bead weaving is another unique and exquisite art form taught at the SAC, on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. Instructor Myriam Ribenboim shares her love of beading, teaching those in her class how to create a beaded rope and more. All that is required is a magnifying glass/lens, and the desire to learn.

Both of these classes are offered free of charge through the enthusiasm and generosity of the instructors, who volunteer their time.

Check out the quilt show, quilting and beading classes, and other activities at  the SAC. Have some fun and learn something new!

The Cleveland Heights SAC, located in the CH Community Center at 1 Monticello Blvd., offers a variety of programming for those 60 and older. A complete schedule of programs is published in the community center’s newsletter, available online at

SAC membership is $5 for Cleveland Heights residents. To sign up, bring a recent piece of mail (such as a bill) and a photo ID.

University Heights residents who would like to join SAC must first register with Patrick Grogan-Myers, University Heights community development coordinator, at 216-932-7800, ext. 203, or Membership is $10 for University Heights seniors.

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Amy Jenkins is supervisor at the Cleveland Heights Office on Aging and the Senior Activity Center. She can be reached at 216-691-7379 or by e-mail at

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Volume 12, Issue 8, Posted 12:05 PM, 07.30.2019