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Thanks to all for annual quilt club auction support

The Piecemaker’s Quilt Club has had an annual quilt auction since 1992. Our goal always was to raise money which would be given back to the community through donations to various local charities.

Wilmer Shank, the husband of one of our members, was our auctioneer for 9 years. Dave Damhoff, an auctioneer from Morrison, has done the auction for 16 years.

We raised about $65,000, and have donated most of it. Some of the recipients were: PADS Homeless Shelter, FISH Food Pantry, Habitat for Humanity, YWCA domestic violence, Hospice of the Rock River Valley, Good Neighbors, Agape, The Salvation Army, Sterling-Rock Falls Day Care, Self Help, KSB Hospice, Trinity Food Pantry, D.A.R.E., Rock River Christian food pantry, Sauk Valley Food Bank, Books For Life, Hope Pregnancy Center, Home of Hope, CGH Medical Center in Sterling Health Foundation, Firehouse of God, Loaves and Fishes, and others.

We have come to the decision that it is time to end our auctions.

We want to thank Wesley United Methodist Church and Bethel Reformed Church, both of Sterling, for allowing us to use their facilities. We also want to thanks Damhoff for making the auction so much fun. Most of all, we want to thank our loyal followers who came year after year, and purchased our quilted projects. We couldn’t have done it without you!

We have good memories and have made good friends. I hope you have had good memories, too.

Thanks to everyone who made it possible for us to give back.

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