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VAA quilt celebrates the Vashon Farmers Market
This year’s community quilt — a fundraiser for Vashon Allied Arts — celebrates the vibrancy and beauty of the Vashon Farmers Market.
The 16 squares, taken together, create a portrait of the farmers market. Pictured are Richard O’Dell and his dahlias, a farmer with his produce, John Moore’s carved spoons, Ralph Moore with his handcrafted cutting boards, Sheri Mask with her soaps, Carol Lutra-Johns with her cosmetics, musician John Browne and more.
The market theme was a natural for the community quilt, the 27th one created by Vashon quilters, said Catholine Tribble, one of the organizers. The quilt has been on display at the market for weeks, where Tribble and others have sold raffle tickets to hopeful Islanders.
“We wanted to say ‘thank you’ to the folks at the market for allowing us to be a part of this vibrant market. And, of course, we couldn’t have found a more colorful, community-oriented subject,” Tribble said.
This year’s squares were created by Tribble, Sharon Munger, Leann Doussett, Nancy Sipple, Nan Caskey, Angela Weiss Davis, Chris McGrath, Joanna Gulielmino, Anja Moritz, Toni Eaton, Eileen Bergman, Holly Berry, Marilyn Fox, Karen and Bob Dale and Marie Blichfeldt.
The quilt will be on display at the Strawberry Festival this weekend, where people can buy as many tickets as they like. The drawing for the quilt will be held Sunday at 4 p.m.