No more quilting for Vellis

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Vellis Salway (left) and stepson Tom Record look over one of the final baby blankets Salway worked on. In total, Salway completed 124 such blankets. (KEIZERTIMES/Craig Murphy)

Vellis Salway (left) and stepson Tom Record look over one of the final baby blankets Salway worked on. In total, Salway completed 124 such blankets. (KEIZERTIMES/Craig Murphy)

By CRAIG MURPHY
Of the Keizertimes

Vellis Salway doesn’t do her special project anymore, stopping after 124 were completed.

But oh, how the 85-year-old Keizerite would love to keep going.

For years, Salway would make a baby quilt for expecting parents in her Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints ward on Lockhaven Drive.

“I’ve made 124 baby quilts,” Salway said. “It started when some people in our ward here in Keizer were expecting twins. I wondered what I could do to help them. I thought maybe if I made a blanket. That got it started.”

Salway estimated that was about 20 years ago. It soon became a tradition for her.


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