Seamstresses sew up raffle quilt

Carley Schriever of Irrigon completed the custom quilting on a raffle quilt created by members of the Boardman Quilt Group. Tickets are now on sale, with the winner drawn Oct. 14 during the Boardman Quilt Show.

The collective talents of nearly a dozen area women have resulted in a creative quilt that will be raffled off as part of the annual Boardman Quilt Show.

The group project, which features a unique double-sided quilting design created by Carlie Schriever of Irrigon, began in the fall of 2016. The quilt front is a collection of holiday cranberry red and forest green fabrics on a white ground; and the backing is cranberry red, embellished with a green tree and golden star.

Individuals who helped assemble the blocks and put the top together include Nancy Pace of Plymouth, Washington, Sandy Moroney of Umatilla, and Marie Cornell, Lila Killingbeck, Glenda Bozarth, Carol Michael, Cheryl Tallman, Kathy Morgan, Kathy Hyder and Mildred Baker, all of Boardman.

The Boardman Quilt Group invites interested quilters to join them Mondays from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Boardman Senior Center, 100 Tatone St. There is no fee to participate. Participants should bring their own sewing machine and lunch.

The meetings include quilt construction, quilting updates, quilt education, a bit of history and friendship. In addition to working on individual projects, there are occasional presentations by regional quilt artists, field trips and quilting retreats.

Tickets for the raffle quilt are $1 each or a half yard (18) tickets for $5. To make arrangements to buy tickets, call 541-571-7009. Also, people can buy tickets during the Oct. 7 Sage Center Harvest Festival in Boardman, and during the Oct. 13-14 quilt show at the Boardman Senior Center.

Money raised from the raffle is used to pay for rental at the senior center, to bring guest instructors to meetings and to deliver or ship quilts for community service projects.

For more information about quilt group activities, contact Michael at cnrmichael@gmail.com or Hyder at 541-571-7009.

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