A barn quilt will be installed on the west side of the barn at Wayne May Park at 4 p.m. Friday. The project was made possible by the Jackson Hole Quilt Guild with the help of many members of the community and was a year in the making.

Annie Mueller provided the quilt design, the Jackson Star. Carol Liebzeit and members of the Guild chose the colors, and Diana Brown and friends coordinated the project. Kathy Clay and Mike Trumbower constructed the wooden quilt, which was a huge undertaking. Susan Garrity is president of the Quilt Guild.

Jim Tucker at Jackson Hole Paint & Glass along with the Benjamin Moore Company donated the premium quality paint, which will withstand Jackson Hole’s harsh environment. Jackson Signs is donating the quilt plaque, which will be installed at a later date. Chris Thulin from Cowboy Carpets gave a generous monetary donation.

The brand was made possible by Rudy and Sharon Sanford. Gordon Mason constructed the brand that sits on the center of the quilt. Originally, the brand belonged to Henry May, an early homesteader on Mormon Row and the father of Wayne May. It is called an Arrow Lazy M that can be perceived as an M or a W, as in Wayne May.

In 1990, Wayne and Selma May sold the 10 acres, which is now known as Wayne May Park, to the town of Jackson. The property sold for $400,000 but was well worth $2 million back then. The barn quilt will be a nice addition to the rustic barn in this popular park. The Jackson Hole Quilt Guild and all those who made the quilt possible are to be commended.

From the editor: Inger Koedt at 106 is the oldest person living in Teton County. Five years ago she sold her modest home with the stipulation that she could live there until she died. She has outlived her resources, and friends are asking that people donate to a GoFundMe account to help her pay for the cost of in-home care and to keep her comfortable and peaceful. Inger’s daughters are in their 80s and live far away. Inger has led an exemplary and humble life. During World War II she hid Danish Jews in her basement as they waited to escape to Sweden.

Friends of Inger sent this:

“This isn’t a plea for long-term care — she doesn’t have a lot of time left on earth. Inger didn’t live extravagantly or fritter away her life savings. She worked hard throughout her life, and lived frugally. She just enjoyed a really long, exemplary life. This is to let her live out her days in dignity, in familiar surroundings, to honor her inspirational life. We hope that she can continue pain-free, in safe surroundings, until it is her time to leave us. We want nothing more for Inger than she wants for herself — a good newspaper, NPR and a bite of dark chocolate.”

If you would like to contribute online, please go to TinyURL.com/tknnwytb.There you’ll find much more information about her life and her contributions to Jackson Hole and to the world.”

Connie Owen would love to hear your stories. Call or email her at 734-9512 or connie_owen@msn.com.

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