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Train quilt, leather jacket benefit Depot

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Donna Waterbury, right, and Betty Nafe, middle, teamed to produce this colorful train quilt to be raffled off to benefit the Cherokee Depot Renovation group, to the delight of Depot group official Jim Adamson, left. Photo by Mike Leckband
Again, at this year's Cherokee Depot annual Fall Family Fest, you will be able to purchase a chance at winning a handmade quilt, along with a black leather jacket, with all the proceeds going to the Cherokee Depot Renovation.

The 90-inch by 65-inch quilt was started by Donna Waterbury who found images of trains and train crossings and transferred them on to fabric that she used for the quilt squares and decorated the quilt using red and dark blue for the outlines of the quilt blocks.

Waterbury then turned the quilt over to Betty Nafe, who hand-quilted the images and tied it and backed the binding. Waterbury began this project a couple of years ago and one day suggested to her husband, Richard Waterbury, if Jim Adamson of the Depot would be interested in this train theme quilt.

Also, Danny Speelmon of Cherokee donated a black leather jacket with the proceeds going to the Depot Group. You can purchase a chance for both items and check them out on display in the lobby at Central Bank in Cherokee.

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