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Harvest Quilt on display at ETC shop

Every Thread Counts (ETC) is now hosting the Harvest Quilt.

Helping Hands Against Violence in Hood River will be the recipient for the proceeds from ticket sales for the annual drawing of the hand-made Harvest Festival Quilt. Tickets are on sale through Oct. 19, when the winner’s name will be drawn at Harvest Fest.

“The Harvest Festival Quilt has been a longstanding Hood River tradition for the past at least 30 years,” said Tammie Erkert of ETC, Hood River’s fabric store, located at Sixth and State. “It’s truly a community effort. Earlier in the year, ETC creates the block fabric kit and guidelines. Local crafters make as many blocks as they want; however, each person may only submit two of them for the community quilt.

This year, all proceeds will go to support the good work of Helping Hands Against Violence, Inc. For the past 36 years, Helping Hands has been providing services to victims of abuse and their children. They offer 24-hour crisis intervention, emergency shelter, emergency subsistence assistance, transitional housing, medical and legal advocacy, and prevention education.

For more information about Helping Hands or the itinerary for the quilt this summer. Contact Stephanie Irving at 541.386.4808 or www.helpinghandsore-gon.com.

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