Parkinson’s sufferer has feel for quilting

His design featured on ’13 calendar

Posted: April 4, 2013 at 2:22 a.m.

NWA Media/ANDY SHUPE Jerry Patnoe of Elkins, a retired University of Arkansas professor of criminal justice, explains the process he uses to design quilts Wednesday, April 3, 2013, in the workroom in his home in Elkins. Patnoe was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 2007, but continues to make quilts. One of his designs was selected for the 2013 Creativity and Parkinson's Calendar by the Parkinson's Disease Foundation.

Jerry Patnoe started quilting nearly 20 years ago, when his former wife died, so he’d have quilts to pass down to his grandchildren.

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Northwest Arkansas, Pages 7 on 04/04/2013