National Geographic : 1990 Aug
"Mrs. Mahan will only give her quilts to someone she loves and respects. She never sells them. For her it's not about money. She simply loves what she does." Putting the finishing touches on a masterpiece, Lorraine Mahan gathers onto her lap a quilt of 176 panels, one for every verse of the 119th Psalm-the Bible's longest. She has also produced quilts representing the Lord's Prayer, the Ten Commandments, the Beatitudes, and the 23rd Psalm. Declining to sell her work, she has presented quilts as gifts to President Jimmy Carter and Philadelphia Mayor W. Wil son Goode, as well as to home less children, family members, and friends.