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Clackamas United Church of Christ plans holiday bake sale, bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 23

Jean Herrera hopes people will attend the holiday bazaar at Clackamas United Church of Christ on Saturday, Nov. 23, to buy homemade food and craft items, but also to bid on a quilt that she and other parishioners made.

PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI - Jean Herrera shows off the quilt she made with help from Clackamas United Church of Christ's Art and Spirit Circle. The quilt will be raffled off at the holiday bazaar on Nov. 23. The queen-size quilt, in shades of deep red, white, gray and black, showcases the four-square pattern, and features a black and red border. Women from the church's Art and Spirit Circle helped with some of the quilting, and Herrera then put the binding on it.

Herrera said all the food and handcrafted items are made by church members and include jelly, pickles, sauerkraut, breads and holiday cakes and cookies. Proceeds from the bazaar go to the general budget of the church for missions and operating expenses.

Herrera compiled a notebook of all the quilts raffled off at holiday bazaars from 1983 to the present day, with photos showing all the different patterns and variations of colors as the years progressed. Herrera also noted the names of parishioners who made the quilts and the names of the winners.

People should come to the bazaar for the opportunity to own a handmade, one-of-a-kind quilt, she said.

What Herrera likes best about quilting is "putting the patterns together so that all the colors really look beautiful," she said.

Herrera added that there is a sense of "joy of the finished product. When you get it off (the quilting) frame, it is a work of art."

Jump-start holidays

What: Holiday bazaar, luncheon and bake sale.

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., lunch 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23

Where: The Clackamas United Church of Christ, 15303 S.E. Webster Road, unincorporated Milwaukie

Raffle: Buy tickets for the quilt raffle at the bazaar or online at c-ucc.org/giving. They are $3 apiece or two for $5. The drawing will be held at 4 p.m.; ticket holders don't need to be present to win.

More: Call 503-654-0741 or visit c-ucc.org/events/holiday-bazaar-luncheon-bake-sale-2/.


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