The Curry Coastal Pilot

The Sew 'n Sews, a quilters group at the Chetco Activity Center, has created a quilt to raise funds for the center.

Tickets are $1 each or six for $5, and may be purchased at the center

anytime Monday through Friday from Dawn Baines, operations manager. Her

office is upstairs just off the dining room. Tickets may also be

purchased from any board member.

The Sew 'n Sews meets every Tuesday from 10 a.m. until early

afternoon. The members either work on their own sewing or knitting

project or each take a section and make a quilt.

The name of the pattern for the fundraising quilt is Carol Doak's Pattern 166 andndash; also known as a scrappy. All different fabric patterns and colors were used.

"This is a beautiful quilt and you need to see it to truly understand the hard work that went in to the making of this piece," Baines said.

In 2002, Shirley Bates and Michelle Fallert started the Sew 'n Sews and there has been a group of seamstresses meeting at the center ever since. Bates passed away in 2006, after winning the Best of Show at the Curry County Fair in Gold Beach.

The quilters who participated in making of the fundraising quilt are Delores Baker, Diana Chasar, Alice Covington, Heike Domel, Vi Fleming, Mary Garinger, Sharon Garinger, Margie Hodges, Sonja Mosier, Barbara Oparowski, Pat Riddle, Ione Trapp and Francia White.

"We are so very pleased with the quilt and hope you will come up to the center, take a look and buy some tickets," Baines said. "The drawing will be Friday, April 29, and you need not be present to win."

For information, call the center at 541-469-6822.