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) 2A Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 Feather River Bulletin r Hospice concert set for Nov. 11 Fund su It's hoped that not one but two quilts will entice the public to contribute to Plumas Community Hospice. Winning ticket holders will be announced during the Hospice Benefit Concert on Saturday, Nov, 18, at the Town Rall Theatre in Quincy. Drawing tickets are $5 each and can be purchased during the event or in advance at Quincy Pharmacy and Plumas Arts, or by calling 283-7228. In years past, there has been one quilt available in the drawing, but this year there are two: one by Carolyn Kenney and the other by Jane Giacalone. Kenney has contributed a quilt every year that the , concert has been held - initially that was annually, but now the concert is held every two years. This is Giacalone's first year and she approached organizers of the annual event to contribute. Both women donate the quilts because they believe in the service that Plumas Community Hospice provides. Carolyn Kenney "I have sewn since I was young, but I started quilting about 20 years ago. After I had retired from nursing, I had an opportunity to start teaching quilting classes at Feather River College. As it has turned out, I have continued to teach, which I love doing. "I attended a seminar by well-known quilter/author Eleanor Burns called Teach the Teacher. I like her method of teaching, and rely primarily on her books when I give classes. "I continue to try new methods, but find that my comfort zone is with the traditional patterns and styles. I used to make all my quilts by hand, but now rely predominantly on my sewing machine. I belong to the Quincy Crazy Quilters, where ort hospice I have so many good friends. "Besides providing programs and classes related to quilting, we make and donate hundreds of Cuddle quilts to our community. I also individually donate quilts to numerous groups in town for their various benefits." Jane Giacalone Giacalone created a quilt she calls ,'Cabin in Butterfly Valley." Here she recounts the history of the Log Cabin quilt. "Back in pioneer days, while the men raised the barn, the women would hand quilt the already completed log cabin quilt top, made from scraps from all the families. The center square of the log cabin traditionally is red, for the heart of the home. The stripes around the center square are said to represent the sun in front of the cabin. The light side of the block represents the sun in front of the cabin. "Compare 'the light side' to happiness, weddings, babies, family and friends. The dark side of the block represents the shadow behind the cabin, Compare 'the dark side' to sadness, death, disaster, etc. The 'dark' moments in life help us realize how wonderful the 'light' moments really are. "My choice of fabrics and colors are: Center-- three different shades of red for the different love you have for your family and friends. "Light side: White on white for passing of this life with butterflies. The meaning of butterflies is 'a new beginning.' Red for love, yellow for friendship, lilac for peace. "Dark side: Greens for Serenity. Black with flowers, butterflies and ladybugs -- so even in the sad days may you have the love and peace of family and friends around you. Black with swirls -- that even in those darkest of times, there is hope." Call 832.6516 to schedule your appt. Jane Giacalone's "Cabin in Butterfly Valleyu uses modified log the traditional horizontal and vertical placement. This quilt D~bra Moore Cash pay at time of service; insurance will not be billed. No appointment or doctor's referral necessaff. You must be 18years of age. www,e' Testing available at PORTOLA HOSPITAL:530.832.6513 or 832.6500 Mon - Fri 7:00am - 5:00pro Sat 8:00am - 2:00pro Testing also available at the following locations (call for lab hours): GRAEAGLE MEDICAL CLINIC:530.836.1122 LOYALTON MEDICAL CLINIC:530.993.1231 This quilt, sewn by Carolyn Kenney, is called "Baskets Around" with the baskets machine-appliqued. After Kenney finished the quilt, Dorothy Miller of Crazy Horse Quilting completed the overall quilting. The quilt was entered in the "Amateur Pieced/Professionally Quilted" category at this year's Plumas-Sierra County Fair and won First Place, Best of Division and Reserve Best of Show ribbons. It measures 73-inches by 93-inches and would fit a queen mattress (60-inches by 80-inches). Photo submitted cabin blocks that are set on point rather than will fit both queen and king bed sizes. Photo by "God bless you and yours always" reads a portion of the label for Jane Giacalone's quilt that she has donated to be part of the annual Plumas Community Hospice fundraiser. Photo by Debra Moore Debra Moore Staff Writer Tickets are now on sale for the Hospice Benefit Concert, which is held every two years to support Plumas Community Hospice. The Kepple Band, with special guests Dr. Mark Satterfield, and Garrett and Natalie Hagwood, will entertain concertgoers Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Town Hall Theatre on Main Street in Quincy. The Fish Tacos will perform a prelude. The concert historically raises about $8,000 to help fund the volunteer organiZation that provides its services at no charge to residents of Quincy and Indian Valley. Quincy pharmacist Karen Schad is organizing this year's event. The concert is the largest fundraiser for Plumas Community Hospice. Schad is the owner of Quincy Pharmacy, is married to physician Dr. Joey Schad and mom to three young children, but is making time to organize the event, because of the important role it plays in the community. "I think it'sawesome that we have hospice in Plumas County," Schad said. "I'm so happy that I am able to help out in this way." Schad succeeded Melody Zernich who was the original organizer and Schad credited her with making the event easy to coordinate. Tickets for the concert are $25 and are available at Barn Owl Books, Plumas Arts, Quincy Provisions (Carey Candy Co.), Quincy Pharmacy and Quincy Hot Spot. The event typically sells out so those who want toattend should purchase tickets early. A limited number of tickets may be sold at the door. The public can also purchase tickets for a drawing at $5 each. Two lucky winners will receive a quilt and three others will, receive a large gift basket, Winners need not be present .... Tickets will be available the ......... night of the event, through any Hospice board member or volunteer, or at Quincy Pharmacy or Plumas Arts. Doors open for the event at 5:45 p.m. The Fish Tacos prelude begins at 6 p.m., with the concert beginning at 6:30 p.m. For more information about the event, call Karen Schad at 701-8563. To learn more about Plumas Community Hospice call 283-7228.