Saluda Center raffling off quilt for victims of May mudslides

Published 8:00 am Thursday, October 25, 2018

Verlie Murphy, a local artist, is raffling off one of her quilts to raise money for victims of the mudslides that occurred in May earlier this year.

Tickets are available for purchase now until Wednesday, Nov. 14, and the drawing for the quilt will be held at the Saluda Center at 10 a.m. the next day.

This quilt, designed by local artist Verlie Murphy, will be raffled off Nov. 15 at the Saluda Center. Money from the raffle will go toward victims of the mudslides that occurred in May. (Submitted photo)

“I don’t have the finances to help those in need, so I decide to make my quilts and raffle them off to raise money or give them to those who are in need,” Murphy said.

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Consisting of over 2,000 triangles, the quilt pattern lends it the name “Dance of the Blue Diamond.” The quilt was designed by Murphy, with longarm quilting by Elaine Hewitt.

In the past, Murphy has made quilts that were shown in art shows or donated to nonprofit causes. One of her quilts was even featured in the latest edition of “One-Block Wonders of The World,” written by Maxine Rosenthal and Linda Bardes on page 69.

Those interested in learning more may call 828-749-9245 or may visit The Saluda Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

– Submitted by Abigail Orlando