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Kathy Brown, from the Portland Oregon area, won the the First Annual Brown Bag Challenge with her lap quilt. For her prize, she chose a gift certificate from Cattle County Quilts in Joseph. Kathy generously donated her winning quilt to FSEC. It will be raffled off at Flora School Days 2011 (Saturday, June 18, 10-4) Congratulations and Thanks, Kathy! For information on the 2011 Brown Bag Challenge, check back next spring.
School Days is over and done for another year, but this was a year like no other. And in the end, volunteers stepped up to the plate and pulled it through! Of course, all the people helping and demonstrating at School Days and throughout the year working for the Flora School Education Center are volunteers. We had some volunteers that had to step off the merry-go-round this year due to illness, some to car trouble getting to Flora, hay on the ground and time to bale before it got drenched again, family in trouble… you name it, our volunteers had it happen to them. Hopefully, for those that could not attend, their troubles are fewer and resolving themselves. And for those volunteers that stepped in, even though you hadn’t done it before, THANK YOU! Then, to our volunteers that help every year: you are the best! We cannot say thank […]
Every year a bit more of the Flora School is pieced back together, much as a quilter pieces fabric together for a quilt. With each School Days celebration– this year Saturday, June 19 10am to 4pm– more pieces are added to help hold the fabric of history together. School Days brings together all this in the celebration of pioneer skills and the restoration of the Flora School. School Days 2010 will honor quilters and sewers of all “makes and models,” including people sewing with treadle machines. For several years quilters have helped with the restoration of the school by literally piecing together schoolhouse block quilts to raffle off, eight in all. Then the money was used to help with The Three R’s: Restoration, Repairs and Renovations being done at the school. With the honoring of quilters, comes a new tee shirt for the festivities and a slightly different raffle quilt. […]
Join us for Flora School Days on June 19 from 10 am to 4pm. This year we’ll be honoring and promoting the art of quilting and sewing. Of course, everyone is welcome. As usual, we’ll have activities and demonstrations for all ages, including guided tours of the school and the historic town of Flora plus soapmaking, blacksmithing, spinning and much more.
There’s still time to join the Brown Bag Challenge. We’ve extended the deadline to June 15th. You can pick up your challenge bag for $15 from the following craft merchants: Walla Walla Sew & Vac and Spa, Main Street, Walla Walla, WA Claudson’s Sew & Spa, Adams Avenue, La Grande, OR The Hangar Antique Mall, out past Costco and down the road from Roosters Restaurant, Clarkston, WA (they also have a completed one on display, donated to the school for the auction) Becky’s Fabrics, Mall 21 off of Thain Road, Lewiston ID; originator of the Brown Bag Challenge Cattle Country, Main Street, Joseph, OR Savoie’s, around the corner from the theater, Enterprise, OR You can also contact the Flora School at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Vanessa at 541.828.7010. The challenge bag will contain 1 1/2 yards of good fabric. Using all three fabrics inside your bag, add whatever you’d like to […]