T-shirt Quilt Showcases the History of the Rye Derby

quiltOn Sunday, April 28, the Rye YMCA will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Rye Derby. To showcase the history of this special event, a commemorative quilt consisting of a collection of Rye Derby t-shirts was created. Volunteers gathered together with instructor Kim Mulcahy to work on the quilt in 5 sessions, first sewing together the t-shirts, then embellishing them with sequins, buttons, yarn and stitching. “The process of creating the quilt also resulted in a small community,” said Penny Cozza, Rye Y Fund Development Associate. “We started off as strangers and ended up as friends.”

The 5K and 5M races start at 10:15 and the 1 mile family fun run/walk starts at 12:15 pm. Runners may register in advance at the Rye Y Member Services desk until noon on Friday and online until 2pm at Saturday. Race day registration starts at 8 am, checks and cash only. Starting at 10:30 am, runners and families are invited to gather at the Rye Y for free activities including active games, jumping castle, live music and a BBQ.


Photo Caption: Rye Derby quilt in Rye Y lobby. Quilters pictured: Ann Edmonds, Amy Katz, Penny Cozza and Kim Mulcahy. Quilters not pictured: Barbara Anderson, Sylvia Chandras, Wendy Galloway, Ann Goldsmith, Karen Klomp, Mariela Leech, Kate Perri and Sheryl Stroud