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Custom quilt will be raffled for breast cancer awareness

Posted: 6:59 PM, Sep 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-21 19:59:44-04

A group of women are getting crafty to help out breast cancer patients.

Today at Cajun Harley Davidson, Save The Tas-Tas unveiled a custom quilt which will be raffled off next month.

“Everybody has a quilt story because their grandma has made a quilt, but this is was a whole bunch of grandmas from the Quilters Guild Acadienne,” said Katharine Batiste. She’s one of the grandmas who helped bring the quilt to life.

“Love went into that quilt,” said Batiste.

This year, the organization was asked to create a quilt for breast cancer organization Save The Tas-Tas. It’s made of donated Harley Davidson t-shirts and features intricate needle work.

“This is a community effort and this is what we’re all about,” said Cheryl Stelly of Save The Tas-Tas. “Our community, helping out Miles Perret and helping a real breast cancer patient.”

For the volunteers, the quilt hits home. Alice Bott, one of the members who sowed the final stitches, passed away the morning after the quilt was complete.

“This quilt means a lot to us and it means a lot to the breast cancer folks and we certainly enjoyed being a part of this,” said Batiste.

Organizers are optimistic the custom quilt will raise thousands of dollars for those battling breast cancer.

“I told her the night before she died that this quilt is a $20,000 quilt with all of the customizing on it. I told her we should have sold chances for $10 a piece instead of $1 and she patted herself on the back, said Stelly.

If you’re interested in purchasing a raffle ticket, contact Save-The-Tas-Tas.