Carol Hobbs has been a resident of Shanks since 1998. Carol has been quilting since 1982. She has made many quilts and participates in the quilts shows at the Hampshire County Public Library. Carol has also made the "football" quilt for the booster club at the High School which was raffled off in October, 2003 and participated in the making and quilting of the Hampshire County Arts Council 2004 raffle quilt.
In October, 2003 she was honored by having her angel wall hanging featured in the American Quilter Ultimate Projects magazine. This is the premier issue of the new magazine published by the American Quilteer's Society. Carol's friend Jean Reger designed the wall hanging of an angel and asked Carol to applique it and quilt it. It was selected by the editors of the magazine and they asked Jean to send the piece to be photographed and published. The piece is named "An Angel Named Carol" after Jean's good friend Carol Hobbs.
Carol received a second place red ribbon in the Small Applique category of a quilt show sponsored by the Southern Comforters Quilt Guild in Bowie, MD. She made her piece, titled "Nantucket", to match a painting of the same title completed by her aunt. It was a gift to celebrate that aunt's 88th birthday a year after she painted her original picture.
Carol is a member of the Mountain Thimbles Quilt Guild which sponsors two bees in Hampshire County. The Nimble Thimbles Bee meets at the Hampshire County Public Library every first and third Wednesday of the month from 11 AM to 3 PM. The Bits and Pieces Bee meets at Our Lady of Grace Church, 299 School St. at Birch Lane every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 7 to 9 PM. There is no dues and members are anxious to help newcomers learn.