The Pedee Women’s Club has gotten off to a good start on their next raffle quilt to support their soldier’s fund. The quilt is always a patriotic theme to honor our soldiers. LaVerne Bennett is heading the making of the quilt, and Pam Burkhalter is in charge of the raffle.

The club is also offering a free beginning quilting class for anyone who would like to come. I’m teaching that class, which will be on Wednesdays at the clubhouse from 10 to 11:30 a.m., starting today, although next Wednesday is not too late to join the class. We will be making a log cabin quilt — one of the easiest and yet most popular quilt patterns available. If you’d like to come, contact me at 503-838-3512 or for a list of supplies to bring. Look up log cabin quilts online and see the endless variations, all of which even the most beginning quilter can do.

Speaking of quilting, I met Bernadine Edwards’ daughter, Jo (aka Jodel) Wilson, at the Salem Quilt Guild meeting last week, where we are both members. She grew up and went to school in Pedee and now lives in Keizer. She and her husband, G.I., are now retired from the Oregon School for the Deaf in Salem, where Jo taught and G.I. was an administrator. As most of you know, Bernadine was Ted Jones’ sister.

Fred Weisensee and Leonard Foltz’s Dancing Oaks Nursery on Maple Grove Road hosted their annual Hellabore Day on Feb. 26, but these beautiful plants are still looking their best if you want to drop by and see them. I like them because they are deer resistant, grow in shade or sun, and are drought and Arlene tolerant — can’t get better than that. This Pedee nursery is also open at their regular hours for the season, starting today.

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