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Waukee’s Cushing featured in award-winning art calendar


Dorothy Cushing, a resident at The Village at Legacy Pointe retirement community of Waukee, Iowa, is featured in the 2014 Expressions Art Calendar, an award-winning calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Her quilted piece entitled, “Jimmy’s Ties” was selected from hundreds of submissions by artists coast to coast.

At 90-years-old, Dorothy learned how to quilt by watching her mother and grandmother, and has since won many ribbons and accolades from the Iowa State Fair and Des Moines Quilters Guilds. Quilting since a young girl, Dorothy used to make quilts as she waited for her now-husband, James, to return home from World War II. She made “Jimmy’s Ties” as a keepsake for her son, Jimmy, out of neckties he has worn on special occasions.

“Expressions” is published annually by Watermark Retirement Communities. Committed to creating extraordinary communities where people thrive, Watermark currently manages 32 communities across the United States, including four in the greater Des Moines area.

For information about Legacy Pointe retirement community of Waukee, or to pick up a complimentary copy of the calendar, call 515-987-4100 or visit 1650 SE Holiday Crest Circle.