Friday, November 30, 2012
Longtime Hood River resident Jean Harmon won this year’s Harvest Quilt, organized by the Friends of ETC and benefiting the Soroptimists.
Harmon, who helped sell tickets, received the quilt after her name was drawn Harvest Fest weekend.
The Harvest Quilt is an annual competition. Quilters pick up the year’s chosen fabrics at ETC in the spring and create a block (or more) to be judged by the public at Blossom Festival in April.
The 30 blocks with the most votes get sewn into the quilt, which is created in early summer and displayed between July and October, with the drawing happening during Harvest Festival weekend
Elaine Kirby put the quilt together, and Janine Scott did the machine quilting.
Tickets were sold between June and October at every venue possible, said Harmon, including First Friday and the Fourth of July events.
The Soroptimists will use the $3,000 raised to grant two $1,500 Women’s Opportunity Awards. Women chosen are heads of household trying to improve their situation.
ETC already has next year’s fabrics available for those wanting to get a head start on creating blocks, said Harmon.
Those with blocks on this year’s quilt are: Kathy Anderson, Joanne Cochran, Laurie Fadness, Diana Jewell, Elaine Kirby, Sue Lambert, Anne Marie Levens, Sue Moore, Marie Pickering, Faye Ronk, Janine Scott, Jean Stone, Marietta Woody, Ann Zuehlke and Carol Cochran.
More like this story
- UPDATE: Southeast Mt. Hood fire grows to 60 acres
- Service announcement for Oct. 10
- Death notices for Oct. 7
- HRV’s House: Henderson Community Stadium celebrates its 20th anniversary
- Gorge Soup adds ‘Visual Arts’ event
- Mosqueda, Weber wed in railside ceremony
- Helicopter photos: Graves, Krenz marry
- Clark, Engel marry in Pine Grove
- All you need is ... to come on the Magical History Tour
- Yesteryears: Lower valley apple harvest in full swing in 1945
Cascade Locks brush fire
Video of a brush fire near downtown Cascade Locks which erupted Aug. 27, 2015. Enlarge