Culdee Conducts Annual Quilt Raffle
A queen-sized quilt with matching shams will be raffled at the annual Harvest Festival at Culdee Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15.
The proceeds from the raffle go to the church ministries. Raffle tickets are $1 each and can be purchased from the church office at (910) 295-6685 or any church member. The church is located at 916 N.C. 73, West End.
After years of purchasing handmade quilts for the Harvest Festival, a group of women decided to make the quilts themselves. Thus the Culdee Quilters group was formed. The quilters have made a hand-quilted quilt each year since 2004. Each quilt has been a different pattern as well as a different color theme. This year's quilt is the "Square-Foot Gardening" pattern, done in a rose and cream and rose-colored rosebud material.
"Culdee Quilters have been blessed with a great deal of donated material, which allows them to make lap quilts for church members in nursing homes or undergoing surgery," says a spokesman.
The quilters contribute pillowcases to UNC Hospitals. The brightly colored pillowcases are distributed to children and teenagers undergoing cancer treatment. The quilters also contribute baby blankets, quilts, premie gowns and premie hats to Newborns in Need through the Winston-Salem chapter.
This past year, the quilters were honored to make a queen-sized quilt for FirstHealth's raffle benefiting cancer patients. The quilt raffle brought in $1,400.
The quilting group consists of four women who meet once a week at the church to quilt.
"We are honored to be able to use our God-given talents to provide for the needs of others," says the spokesman.
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