Archive for Friday, August 28, 1992


August 28, 1992


Members of the Kaw Valley Quilters Guild raised about $1,700 for local charities with the miniature quilt sale held in conjunction with the guild's annual show at the Elizabeth M. Watkins Community Museum, 1047 Mass.

The show, which closed Aug. 23, featured quilts by guild members, as well as the sale of about 40 miniatures priced from $25 to $125.

Cherie Ralston, a show organizer, said the museum received about $1,000 the proceeds from 21 quilts of the $1,700 raised.

"We almost sold out the first day," she said, "but more (miniatures) came in."

Other local charities that benefited from the fund-raiser were Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army, Hannah's House Foundation and Shelter Inc., a local service organization that helps troubled youths.

Ralston said guild members would like to repeat the fund-raiser and would be discussing that possibility within the group and with museum officials.

Steve Jansen, director of Watkins, said the museum was very grateful to guild members for their support.

"We like to cite the Kaw Valley Quilters Guild as an example of how we relate to the community," he said. "The Kaw Valley Quilters Guild has been our single largest ally through the years."

Jansen said at least 1,200 people visited the museum last week to see the show.

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