Terri Rust, left, bought the winning ticket in the quilt fundraiser to benefit Plumas Community Hospice. Shelley Morrison, right, sold her the ticket. Photo submitted

Quilt fundraiser brings $2,500 to hospice organization

A fundraiser raised $2,5oo for Plumas Community Hospice and gave a local resident an early Christmas present.

Terri Rust is the lucky winner of the beautiful quilt made by Carolyn Kenney titled “indigenous,” as the patterns and colors remind her of designs used by Native Americans.

Hospice coordinator and long-time supporter Shelley Morrison sold her the winning ticket. Shelley was especially grateful that the quilt will remain in Plumas County, and won by a person who truly values handmade articles. Terri and her husband plan to use the quilt immediately, and appreciate what local artisans contribute to the community.

Hospice board member Sheila Vargas coordinated the fundraiser that quickly raised over $2,500 through ticket sales and donations. Since hospice does not receive any government funding, members will continue their fundraising efforts in the new year.