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4A Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 Feather River Bulletin Joan Mills, left, and Gay Porter display two T-shirt dresses that will be hand delivered to girls in a foreign country. Photos by Debra Moore DRESSES, from page 1A those who would harm her." The garments are simple and easily sewn, even for a novice seamstress. The original concept was based on using a pillowcase to create a dress, with the addition of some elastic at the neckline and bias tape to make ties. The dresses are also crafted with a pocket and are usually distributed with a new pair of panties tucked in the pocket. Almquest presented the program during a Plumas District Hospital Volunteers luncheon and found some eager participants. The February gathering marked the second time the women came together to sew, with : another date planned for Wednesday, March 18, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Quincy library meeting room. Some of the women bring their sewing machines and sew, while others put together packets with the fabric and materials needed to sew a simple dress. These packets can then be taken home to complete. The ladies can choose from tubs of fabric cut in lengths large enough for the dress, or from smaller remnants that can become pockets. Bags of bias tape and embellishments are also available. A box has been set out at the Bargain Boutique on Main Street in Quincy so that individuals can contribute fabric and trim for the dresses. During last week's gathering the women admired one another's Feather River Bulletin Postal Service: USPS (No. 188-550.) Periodicals postage paid at Quincy, CA. Published: Every Wednesday morning by Feather Publishing Co., Inc. Office LecaUon and hours: 287 Lawrence St., Quincy, CA 95971. Mailing address: P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971. Office is open Mon. through Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. HOW to contact us; All departments: (530) 283-0800. FAX: (530) 283-3952. 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Michael C. Taborski Jenny Lee Cobey Brown Co-0wner/Publisher Photo Editor Vice Pres./ Ked Taborski Mary Newhouse Operations Co-0wner/Legal Classified, Circ. Manager Tom Fomey Advertising Sandy Condon Production Manager Kevin Mallory Human Resources Dir., Elise Monroe Vice Pres./Admin. Office Manager Bookkeeper Dan McDonald SherTi. McConnell Eva Small Manag!ng Editor Display Adv, Manager Composing Manager Member, California Newpaper Printed on Publishers Assoc. recycled paper 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 I Subscription Order Form | Feather River Bulletin P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971 I Please enter my subscription for __ years. I I  Enclosed find my check for $ , I [ in County $26 per year  Out of State $44 per year I 0 In California $37 per year. I I I Name I I I Addrsse I | City, State, Zip | I SubscrlpUons can be transferred, but not refunded. I ll 1 1 1 1 1 --- .-- --- 1 1 --- --- d This is the style of the basic dress, originally crafted from a pillowcase. While some pillowcases are still transformed into dresses, more often the seamstresses use colorful fabrics purchased by the yard. So little boys aren't left out, comfortable pants are fashioned out of T-shirts. creations. The women have assembled 30 dresses, but want to create a larger inventory before sending them out. Joan Mills learned about the program through a flier posted at the Quincy library. Her husband encouraged her to participate. "I really think you ought to do that," she recalled him saying. She said she is so happy that she did. "If we can make just one child happy or protect one girl from being raped, it's worth it," Almquest said of their work. In addition to the pillow case style dresses, the ladies are expanding their work to include T-shirt dresses, and pants for boys made out of T-shirts. To learn more about the program go to m or contact Almquest at 284-7235 or Material for a dress and a coordinating pocket, lace trim, bias tape and a label are neatly packaged and ready for someone to turn into a dress. LOT, from page 1A poster project. Last year, various artists associated with Main Street Artists and Plumas Arts hung posters of their work on the fence around the vacant lot. The beautification project took place right as visitors to the High Sierra Music Festival rolled through town in July 2014. The posters remained on the fence until Oct. 31, 2014. This year, said Main Street Artists' Lara Eichenberger, the artists have to pick a eeia/t February is National Pet Dental Health Month Package includes: Dental examination pre-anesthetic blood work iv catheter with fluids anesthesia clean & polish dental package to take home Call today for an appointment Dr. Doyle Rolston, DVM & Dr. Suzanna Elkjer, DVM INDIAN CREEK VETERINARY CLINIC 25a o10 00lington RO. 284-6187 Crescent Mills, CA different location. "We can't use the Pizza Factory fence because ... the fence will be taken down and lots of dirt will be churned up," commented Eichenberger. Instead, the Quincy artist community hopes to hang the poster display on the concrete area in front of the now-barricaded front courthouse doors. The artists handed plans to the Design Review Board last week. If the plans are approved, the artists plan to submit the project to the Plumas County Board of Supervisors. 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