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Quiltmakers donate patchwork to benefit Alaska’s foster children

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On Saturday, about 100 quiltmakers decided to donate their hard work in an effort to help others.


A total of 217 quilts were on display at the University Center mall. All were up for sale via a silent auction to benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA. The organization’s Alaska chapter helps abused and neglected children in foster care around the state.


“We help them get placed in the right home,” said Debby Hudson, who has organized the event for the last 19 years.


Hudson said CASA helps foster kids have a voice in court.


Each quilt had a starting price of $30. Hudson said getting one for that little would be “criminal” — by the end of the day, many sold for close to $1,000.


The funds raised Saturday will be used in a variety of ways to keep CASA’s Alaska chapter running. In some instances, Hudson says it might help buy things for kids in foster care that they normally wouldn’t be able to afford.


“The money we raise helps [buy] things like a musical instrument … We’re very careful with how the money is spent,” said Hudson.


This is the only fundraiser of the year for CASA, with a hope to bring in $30,000.


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