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Quilting for a cause

Photo by Nate McCullough

Photo by Nate McCullough

COVINGTON -- Each year, members of the Cotton Boll Quilt Guild put their skills and talent to good use, crafting quilts and other handiwork for their annual charity auction and sale.

This year, the event will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at Salem United Methodist Church located at 3962 Salem Road in Covington.

More than 75 quilts in a variety of sizes will be auctioned off to support Project ReNeWal, an organization that provides services and shelter for abused women and children.

Table runners, hand bags, Christmas ornaments and fabric art will also be for sale.

"We do this every year, and we are a service organization, and we always try to take any opportunity to promote quilting and preserve the art of quilting," said guild member Debra Crane.

The event will begin with a buffet lunch of the best recipes Cotton Boll Guild members have to offer including soups, salads, casseroles and desserts.

Admission is $5 and includes the buffet lunch and a chance to win several door prizes. The auction is the main event and begins at 1 p.m.

There will also be raffles and a gift shop full of holiday gift items for sale.

The auction was started in 1993 to raise money to support local charities. Since then, the guild has raised more than $85,000 for organizations such as the Council on Battered Women, Shepherds Gate Hospice, the Rockdale Council on Child Abuse and Meals on Wheels.

For more information, call Debra Crane at 770-788-8936 or e-mail amet213@gmail.com.