Louisiana woman finds passion in quilting and learns something new

BREAUX BRIDGE — Quilts hang on the wall, cover the beds and upholster the banisters in Nadine Cain’s home, a true reflection of her passion for her favorite pastime.

“My husband just gave up on the ship,” she jokes about her choice of decoration.

Cain, 74, first tried quilting about 17 years ago to make a gift for her first grandchild. She’d always wanted to pick it up, seeing her mother as a quilting and sewing prodigy, but her childcare job and attending the St. Martin Parish School System took up most of her energy.

“It was fun, but also stressful,” she says.

However, a grandchild was just the nudge she needed. Every day she came home from work, went upstairs to her fabric and tools, and got to work on her new project. She dropped out of the school system in 2007, and if the quilts on any surface are any indication, she appeared to be going full-time quilting.

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