Machinists Lodge 63 is raffling off two quilts, with all proceeds going to Guide Dogs of America. Tickets are $5 each. The drawing will be held when 200 tickets are sold for each quilt. Members of Lodge 63 donated T-shirts for the quilts. Other material, plus the design and piecing, binding and finish work was donated by Local 63 member Jeffrey Marchant and his wife Lorraine.
The Marchants belong to a quilting group, and it was Jeffrey’s idea to make the quilts to raise funds for Guide Dogs of America. Other members of the quilting group, including Bobbe Adkins, consulted on the project. Ross and Carol Babcock of GenClare Quilting in Corbett, Oregon, donated the backing and batting and did all the machine quilting. Montavilla Sewing Center in Gresham provided the workspace.
Guide Dogs of America was founded by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers in 1948 to provide the blind community with service dogs, free of charge. Headquartered in Sylmar, California, Guide Dogs relies solely on voluntary donations, bequests, and fund raising events to support the program. For more information or to purchase raffle tickets, contact John Hall at 503-449-0969. Text messages are preferred.