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Tickets available for United Way Estevan's quilt raffle

Members of the Hearts and Hands Quilting Guild once again created this year's raffle item.
United Way Estevan Telethon quilt

ESTEVAN - Once again this year, the Hearts and Hands Quilting Guild has created a quilt for the raffle at the upcoming United Way Estevan Telethon.  

This year’s pattern is called Delectable Mountains, and according to Linda Jones with the guild, it turned out to be “beautiful”.  

“We chose it from some of the material that we had that would go with the pattern. Three women … in our guild worked on that one,” said Jones. 

Shirley Kish, Eleanor Hirsch and Clara Freitag were the ones who completed the quilt. They dedicated time to it once a week over a two-month span.

The quilt is 76 by 84 inches. Jones pointed out that many people who have seen it have commented on the colours and the pattern.  

Members chose the pattern, selected the materials, cut it out and then started sewing it together. 

“Someone cut, someone sewed and someone pressed,” said Jones. 

The guild continues to create a quilt for the United Way each year because Jones said they see the organization’s commitment to giving. 

“Our quilt guild is a charity. We do charity quilts for anyone that’s in need, and we just feel that this can raise some money to give back to the community for those in need,” she said.  

Jones has been taking the quilt to the Estevan Farmers’ Market every Saturday and it was at the Downtown Business Association’s final Night Market of the year earlier this month. The sales have gone well, and the guild looks forward to seeing how much money it makes.  

“I hope that people come and see it at the market,” said Jones. 

Tickets can also be purchased at Henders Drugs, or by reaching out to Jones or other guild members. People can also purchase tickets during the Untied Way Estevan Telethon on Oct. 14 and 15 at the Royal Canadian Legion’s Estevan branch.  

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