Appeal tribune. (Silverton, Or.) 1999-current, January 31, 2018, Page 4A, Image 4

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Life in the Valley
Combining crafts, charity
Audrey Sherman said the local quilting group always welcomes new members. Sublimity Quilters celebrate 40 years of stitching this year during
the annual Quilt Show & Work Week, Jan. 22-26, 2018, at St. Boniface. PHOTOS BY JUSTIN MUCH/STAYTON MAIL
40 years
Justin Much Salem Statesman Journal
Since its 1978 inception, the
Sublimity Quilters have sought to
“preserve and encourage the art of
quilting, provide a social function
for quilters and accomplish charity
work related to quilting and com-
Audrey Sherman shared that
aim Thursday, Jan. 25, midway
through the group’s annual Quilt
Show & Work Week.
The group gathered each day
through the week in the basement
of the rectory at St. Boniface
Catholic Church, welcoming visi-
tors as members plied away at their
Sherman and Edna Rickman are
the only two 40-year members of
the original assembly, but over
time members have joined from
Salem, Keizer, Silverton and vari-
ous other locales throughout the
Mid-Willamette Valley.
“Every year during the quilt
show we try to pick up a few new
members so we can keep it going,”
Sherman said.
Much of the show’s focus in-
cludes charity projects, and the
rectory sported a list of beneficia-
ries from years past. Sherman said
each day there is usually a quilt be-
ing hand stitched, several people
sewing on machines and others ty-
ing and hemming all sizes of com-
forters for charity.
Recipients include the Regis
High School Auction, St. Boniface,
local school carnivals and auc-
tions, Birthright of Salem and vic-
tims of fires or poverty conditions.
The quilters welcome the com-
pany and treat visitors with door
prizes as Sherman noted: “All com-
ers are welcome to spend all day or
a few hours with us.”
Anyone interested in the group
or in becoming a member can con-
tact Sherman by calling 503-510-
2839, or Laura Mitchell at 503-
“Every year during the quilt show we try to pick up a few new members so we can keep it going,” Audrey
Sherman said of the annual Quilt Show & Work Week.
Barbara Jones plies away at her hobby Thursday afternoon at St.
A list of those who have
benefited from the local quilters
is seen posted in the rectory at
St. Boniface.