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Locally made quilt on display this week, to be raffled off

Mar. 31, 2013 @ 11:28 PM

A locally made quilt will be on tour of local businesses as part of a fundraiser for the Cabell County Coalition for the Homeless.

Made by the Piecemakers, who meet at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church in Huntington, the quilt will be on display this week and next as part of the Coalition's raffle.

The schedule to see the quilt and purchase raffle tickets will be:

Monday-Tuesday, April 1-2, at George's Dry Cleaners in Barboursville

Wednesday-Thursday, April 3-4, at SIP Wine Bar, at Heritage Station

Friday-Saturday, April 5-6, at Mug & Pia on 939 3rd Ave., in downtown Huntington

Monday, April 8-15, at Empire Books and News at Pullman Square.

The Piecemakers quilt group has been together since 2004. They meet 3 to 7 p.m. every Sunday. In addition to their annual quilt show, the group annually gives away quilts to local nonprofit organizations. Quilts in the past have been given to such groups as Huntington Area Habitat for Humanity, My Brother's Keeper, Save Our Sisters, Project Linus and others.

Raffle tickets will be $5 and will be on sale at each business.

"We thought it would be neat for the quilt to travel to different sites since the homeless tend to move around a lot as well," said Breanne Akers, director of development for Cabell County Coalition for the Homeless, and Harmony House. "Plus, it's a beautiful quilt and should be seen by someone other than me. It will be displayed with opportunity tickets for sale."

For more info about the raffle or how to help the Coalition, email Akers at ch.akersbre@gmail.com or call 304-523-2764 ext. 102.

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