The Rotary Club of Winters is raffling a quilt hand-crafted by former Winters, resident Diane Lis to raise money for the Greater Winters Fire Relief Fund.
Winters Rotarian Rebecca Fridae said the quilt features a bright and cheery design made up of houses.
Lis said she had wanted to make a quilt like this and two weeks before the LNU Lightning Complex Fire blazed across the greater Winters area she had already started to cut fabric and piece together the blocks for the quilt.
“When I heard about the fires in Winters and Vacaville I immediately knew I wanted to donate it to help raise money for my friends and neighbors who had lost their homes,” said Lis. “I thought a raffle would be the most appropriate way to do that. I called my friend Rebecca Fridae and she said the Winters Rotary Club was raising money to help those in need.”
Fridae brought the idea to Winters Rotary and the raffle became a reality. With help of local businesses and donated printing services from Rotarian Charley Wallace, Fridae said tickets are now available for purchase.
Tickets for the quilt are available through any Winters Rotarian member, at Winters City, Pacific Ace Hardware and at several local businesses. Tickets are $5 each or $20 for five tickets. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Winters Fire Relief Fund.
The public can view the quilt at the Winters Hotel from Oct. 15 to 24.
After that it will be displayed around town from until Dec. 15 at Winters Healthcare, the Winters Collective, City Hall and First Northern Bank for about two weeks at each location. Tickets can also be purchased at these locations.
“I am so happy to be able to do something to help the community that embraced us after moving to Winters in 2001,” said Lis. “Even though Edmund and I no longer live in Winters (having moved last fall) we still have many friends and family in the area and feel very sad to see the devastation and just want to help.”
For more information about tickets or the quilt, call Rebecca Fridae at 530-795-4600.