Old-fashioned quilting bee

Mothers Shelley Chriest and Kari Mamizuka hand-stitch a quilt that will be raffled off to benefit the Northshore Co-op Preschool.

generic In a gathering reminiscent of an old-fashioned quilting bee, mothers at the Northshore Co-op Preschool recently collaborated on a hand-sewn quilt which will be raffled off on Dec.12 to benefit the preschool.
   The quilt is made in the traditional "log-cabin" style and fits a double or queen-size bed. It is on display through the month of November at Bothell Fabrics, 10015 NE 183rd in Bothell, (485-5257). Raffle tickets are $1 each and are available at Bothell Fabrics, or from Northshore Co-op Preschool, 485-4860.
   Making a quilt has long been a yearly fundraising effort at the preschool. The quilters were assisted this year by experienced quilting instructor Leora Willis.
   "It was a chance to meet mothers from all age levels in the preschool and really get to know them," said mother Gayla Schuck. "Plus, Leora is such a personality--she had lots of funny stories to share with us."
   Willis became involved in the quilting project years ago when her own children, now grown, were in preschool.
   The preschool still has openings for ages 2-5, and a class for 1-year-olds will begin in January, 1996. Northshore Co-op Preschool is affiliated with Shoreline Community College.
   For further information, call 485-4860.