Stained Glass Quilt Club to host benefit
On Friday, February 5th, at 5 p.m. at the Concordia Lutheran Church, the Stained Glass Quilt Club will hold its annual Soup Supper Benefit and auction. Proceeds from the event are given to local charities, and this year the Club has chosen the O'Connor Animal Shelter and the St. Francis Ministries.
"I believe that last year we were able to donate over $1200 to several charities," said Bonnie Strait, who is on the benefit committee and a three-time past president of the Quilt Club.
The Club - or the "Stained Glass Stitchers", as they call themselves - was formed over 10 years ago by local residents who are interested in quilting and other types of fiber work, as well as the exquisite art of staining glass.
"But we don't sit around and quilt at our meetings," Strait pointed out. "We have guest speakers who come in and give presentations, and sometimes one of our members will display a project they're working on. But really its just a way for some like-minded people to get together, and we always talk about what kind of charity work we can do."
For the Soup Benefit, people donate items to be auctioned off after the supper, including some quilts and other fiber work. This year Bruce Strait is donating one of his autographed photographs, as well. Danny Kearn will be the auctioneer. There will also be door prizes given away throughout the evening.
The Soup Supper benefit begins at 5 p.m. at the Concordia Lutheran Church, 325 E 8th Street. The heaping bowl of soup, relishes, and dessert costs $7.50. The auction is scheduled to begin around 7 p.m.