Woman spends 2 years making quilt using 17,000 crystals, donates it for a good cause

We are a few weeks away from the Walk to End Alzheimer's at ZooMontana. One woman is making heads turn with her gift to support the walk team for the event at the zoo.

After two years and 17,000 crystals later, Rose Wagner will be donating her hand-made quilt to be auctioned off for this Saturday's Rockin' and Walkin' Down Memory Lane here at The Springs.

"Twenty-five years, I believe," Rose Wagner said.

That's how long Rose has been quilting, a hobby she's liked ever since she began. It was not until recently she decided to challenge herself by completing one of the most difficult quilts she's had to make.

"All those different-colored flowers are on there," Rose said. "Those are all cut out of fabric and then embroidered down and then ironed on all the crystals. The crystals were, by far, the hardest part of that quilt."

Rose said she used about 40 types of fabric for this triumphant quilt, which is about a queen size. Rose said she didn't know what to do with it when she was finished. She said all of her children already have a quilt she's made.

"This opportunity came up when Pam said they were having an auction for the Alzheimer's Association and I thought, what a perfect gift."

This Saturday's event at The Springs is a fundraiser for their walk team attending the Walk to End Alzheimer's at the zoo. Rose has decided to donate a second quilt in hopes this will help the walk team.

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