Another bloomin' quilt show is here today
'Course quilts do not normally grow well in dirt. But these quilters sometimes they do different things.
It's Mother's Day and Tom's Garden Center in North Albany is hosting this event. Peggy and other Scrappers spent this evening hanging quilts in the Garden Center. It's Tom's new location, just across the Willamette River from downtown Albany.
tom has told the ladies that there may be a thousand shoppers coming to the Garden Center on Mother's Day. If that is the case and these shoppers are interested in "Bloomin' Quilts" possibly the Scrappers will make some money from their small quilt silent auctions.
Small quilt silent auctions are a prime money raiser for the Santiam Scrappers Guild. Cash raised is used for quilt education for children and adults. Such projects include activities for 4-H and at the Linn County Fair.
Another big use of the cash is to support the guild's "community support" program. Each Wednesday a group of six to over a dozen guild members work to make quilts to donate to folks in need. In addition to these Wednesday Gals working in Peggy's ACQC-basement space, other Wednesday Gals work at home to make community-support quilts.
In 2005 the guild made and shared 143 quilts. These quilts brought smiles and warmth to people in need throughout the area.