November 6, 2014 – The annual Carroll Lutheran Village quilt raffle is underway through December 6, 2014. The 75” by 75” quilt, entitled Autumn Star was hand-quilted by four members of the Village Quilters: Dot Reise, Betty Heinrich, Helen Englar, and Claire Nordeck.
The quilt top, however, was made by quilter Dawn Becker in Belt, Montana. Becker donated two hand-appliqued quilt tops to the Village Quilters to be used for the 2014 and 2015 quilt raffle quilts. Becker is a friend of Village resident Cindy Hirschberg, who told her about the quilting group.
She says she had a couple of extra tops and decided that the quilt raffle was a good project to support. “The ladies were going to hand quilt it, which is important to me,” she said. “I like the traditional vs. the machine. It’s the way it was done 100 years ago, 200 years ago. I appreciate that.”
In July of this year Becker travelled the 2,000 miles to Carroll Lutheran Village to visit Hirschberg and had the opportunity to meet the Village Quilters and see the finished quilt. “I really enjoyed my visit there,” she said. “It’s not an end of life thing; it’s a continuing life thing.”
The quilt is on display at the Shop on the Square gift shop at 900 Mission Square on the campus of Carroll Lutheran Village. Tickets are $1 each or $5 for six and are available at the Shop on the Square Gift Shop (open Mon.-Sat. 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.), at the Village Corner Gift Shop, 300 St. Luke Circle (open daily 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Tues. & Wed. 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) or by calling 443-605-1011 or 410-833-4218. Raffle proceeds benefit the Carroll Lutheran Village Resident Assistance Fund, which supports residents of the Village who no longer have the financial resources to meet their monthly expenses. Last year, 21 Village residents utilized this fund for a total of $950,000 in assistance.
The drawing will take place on December 6 at Carroll Lutheran Village during the CLV Celebrates Christmas event. Winner need not be present to win.