Rays of Hope
6 x 6 quilt block

The Hospice Thrift Barn near the entrance to I-26 is the site for Rays of Hope.


The barn was originally started by Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, founded in 1981as a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the foothill communities of North and South Carolina.  It provided compassionate end-of-life care, while meeting the medical, emotional, and spiritual needs of individuals and their families.  


The block Rays of Hope was chosen to represent that, through adversity, hope is always present.  


Carol Doak, best-selling author, teacher and award-winning internationally-known quiltmaker, designed this paper-pieced block as a wall quilt for one of her classes and offered it as a free pattern on her Web site. 


Hung April 2013

Funded by the Mary F. Kessler Fund/Polk County Community Foundation, Tryon, NC