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    CASA Raffle: “The Neighborhood ” by Pat Surra – Masterpiece quilt valued at $3400.00 won by K. Buckley

    Monroe County CASA Raffle - The Neighborhood

    Nothing says security like a blanket. With that in mind, Monroe County CASA raffled off a custom-made quilt this year – the “Safe Homes, Safe Kids” quilt.

    A Pat Surra Original

    The quilt was hand-made locally by Pat Surra, an expert quilter, from a pattern that was originally called “The Neighborhood.”  The quilt was appraised with a value of $3,400. The winner, K. Buckley from California received the original appraisal along with the quilt, two matching pillowcases, and care instructions.

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    Hand-made quilt by Pat Surra – appraised at $3400.00

    “For the last 15 years, with the help of our local firefighters, we have built and raffled off the CASA Playhouse,” said Monroe County CASA executive director Kristin Bishay. “We loved the raffle because it brought our organization out into the public eye in a very positive way and allowed us to interact with many people who have become volunteers and donors. With the rising cost of materials and the fact that many people told us they had no room for a playhouse, we thought a quilt would be a good idea this year. Everybody has room for a quilt in their home.”

    “One of our board members approached Pat, who immediately agreed to not only create the quilt, but also donate all the materials and her time as well,” Bishay added. “Since we operate on the belief that every child deserves a safe home, and that it takes a village to raise a child, we loved the pattern she chose. The quilt is absolutely beautiful, but still we were stunned when we got the appraisal.” The front of the quilt includes 15 cottages and hand-appliqued fruit trees and birds. The back includes a larger house, as well as embroidered information about CASA and the “Safe Homes, Safe Kids” theme.

    We are thrilled to share that Pat has agreed to create another Safe Homes, Safe Kids masterpiece quilt for 2015.