Press Release - Mother’s Day Quilt Show-Auction at Tom’s Garden Center supports local organizations
The Quilt Show-Auction, titled "Another Bloomin’ Quilt Show", is presented by the Santiam Scrappers Quilt Guild. The Show will be all day Saturday and Sunday, May 13 and 14.
With all the beautiful quilts nestled among Tom's flowers and plants, it will be a great place to take your moms and grandmothers on Mother's Day.
It's free and bids for the Small Quilt Silent Auction will be accepted until 3 PM Sunday. Proceeds from the auction help with the purchase of supplies for making the guild's community service quilts.
Community service quilts are a big part of the guild’s activities. In 2005, members made and donated 143 quilts to local social service groups. These include: Albany’s ABC House and Healthy Start; Foster’s Camp Attitude; Pregnancy Alternatives, Willamette Manor, Meals on Wheels and the Soup Kitchen in Lebanon; hospitals in Lebanon, Albany, and Corvallis; and the Oregon Department of Human Services in Lebanon and Katrina Survivors and other families in need.
Santiam Scrappers Quilt Guild began in 2002 with 20 charter members in Lebanon. It now is almost tripled in size to nearly 60 quilters from Linn and Benton counties.
For more information about the show and auction call Peggy Christopherson at (541) 451-4910.