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Maylie Eby of the Stitch Witches 4-H Club of Union displays one of the pillowcases the club made for Western Oregon fire victims.

UNION — The works of 11 members of the Stitch Witches 4-H Club are comforting the victims of the devastating fires in Western Oregon last month.

The youths recently finished sewing and stitching 110 pillowcases for the victims of the fires. The pillowcases, made from a variety of decorative fabrics donated by community members, were sent to Western Oregon on Monday, Oct. 19. They went to Bear Creek Quilting Company in Lebanon, which has given them to fire victims.

The youths who helped make the pillowcases included Maylie Eby.

“I always love helping others and I knew this was for a good cause. It was very rewarding,” Eby said.

Other members of the club who assisted with the pillowcase project were Shelby Burgess, Karly Burgess, Raegan Hanna, Whitley Gunderson, Karlee Patterson, Hannah Zamora, Holden Sipe, Heidi Moran, Jill Moran and Aubrey Bisenius.

Sherry Nantz, Lori Ritter and Roxanne Graves cut out the fabric for the youths.

The leaders of the Union County Sewing and Quilting club’s co-leaders are Nantz, Regina Kruse and Quinn Hanna.

Joanne Johnson of Bear Creek Quilting Company said she was delighted to receive the pillowcases and they have been distributed to fire victims.

“This is great,” Johnson said.

The pillowcases are among 1,400 Bear Creek Quilting Company has received from donors and distributed to fire victims.

General assignment reporter

Beats include the communities of North Powder, Imbler, Island City and Union, education, Union County veterans programs and local history. Dick joined The Observer in 1983, first working as a sports and outdoors reporter.

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