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Local quilters Sarah Case and Agnes Casto, who recently were awarded ribbons at the New River Heritage Festival quilt show, along with Helen Case and Linda Mitchell, of Fayetteville, did the machine sewing and hand quilting of this lovely homemade quilt and donated it to the local Red Cross chapter. These quilters have worked on other quilts that were also used for fundraising projects.

How would you like to take a chance on owning a charming heirloom quilt for mere tax-deductible dollars?

Local quilters Sarah Case and Agnes Casto, who recently were awarded ribbons at the New River Heritage Festival quilt show, along with Helen Case and Linda Mitchell, of Fayetteville, did the machine sewing and hand quilting of a lovely homemade quilt that was donated to the Fayette-Nicholas Chapter of the American Red Cross for use as a fundraiser. The quilters have worked on other quilts that were also used for fundraising projects. The project took over a year to complete.

“I am amazed at the beautiful work they did on this quilt, and all the time involved and then to donate it to the Red Cross. What a wonderful thing to do for your community!” Roseann Berry, executive director fo the local ARC chapter, said.

“All money raised from this fundraiser will go into our disaster fund. The disaster fund is used for the immediate needs of Fayette and Nicholas residents who have lost everything in a disaster. The main disaster for us is house fires, which takes a major tow on the budget.

“We also use the fund to educate the public on safety and preparedness, ways to get prepared, build a kit, and make a plan. Most clients who need assistance are renters who do not have renter’s insurance. We try to educate all who rent to purchase renter’s insurance for as low as $10 a month,” she said.

Or maybe the families have insurance and all your immediate needs are met, but you need some help coping, or advice on what to do after a disaster. The Red Cross will help.

“Get involved and donate to the disaster fund and in return receive tickets on a chance to win this lovely heirloom quilt,” Berry urged.

The 100% cotton queen size quilt features multi-colored blocks with a white on white background. The patterns of quilting include cross-hatch, feathering, scallop, and quarter-inch outline stitching in the blocks. It measures approximately 84 by 100 inches.

The batting and backing fabric was generously donated by Ben Franklin Crafts store in Fayetteville.

Raffle ticket prices are $1 per ticket, or 6 tickets for $5. Tax-deductible purchases of tickets can be obtained at the upcoming Oak Leaf Festival (look for the Red Cross Emergency Vehicle, located at Lewis Automotive, across from Foodland; and the quilt also will be on display at the festival quilt show), the Fayette-Nicholas Chapter Red Cross office, by e-mail at fayettenicholasarc @suddenlinkmail.com, during the annual Bridge Day celebration , and at the 15th annual Red Cross Christmas Festival, to be held Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Lewis Community Foundation’s Christian Community Center in Oak Hill. The drawing for the winner will be held at 3 p.m. during the Christmas Festival. Ticket purchasers do not have to be present to win the drawing. The winner will be contacted and the quilt shipped accordingly.

For more information, contact FNARC Board Chair Jane Hardy, 304-640-1120, or the FNARC office at 304-469-4636.

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