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Quilters make comfort for those in need


A few of the volunteers who worked on 91 quilts for those in need this year were on hand Saturday to display them at Zion Lutheran Church. In the front row, from left, are Arlyce Goetz, Mary Comrie and Judy Miles. In the back row are Evelyn Russell, Martha Kuest, Kathy Winzer, Carol Nordine and Vera Condict. - Scott Hunter photo

Evelyn Russell doesn't know how many people are involved in an annual effort to put together dozens of quilts for the benefit of people in need, around the world and at a nearby crisis shelter.

"We've got a box in the back," Russell said, standing inside the sanctuary of Zion Lutheran Church in Grand Coulee Saturday, with 91 colorful quilts covering every available surface, anointed by sunlight coming through the colored glass.

The box collects pieces that quilters finish at home. The tops and bottoms of the quilt sandwich are then tied together by volunteers who show up from 10 a.m. to abo...

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