Carol Charboneau was the winner of the quilt raffled off at last weekend’s Turkey Shoot Regatta. The queen-sized quilt, measuring 85”x100”, is valued over $1000 and was raffled off as a fund-raiser for the Hospice Support Services of the Northern Neck in memory of Carol Ryan, former member of a group of quilters from of Yankee Point Racing and Cruising Club. It was created by Elizabeth Berube, June Dade, Gale Madsen and Dee Whichard, with the backing donated by Betsy Armstrong. The design is original with 8 pointed stars on a dark blue background. The batik fabrics were collected by Carol Ryan, an avid quilter. “The idea was to use Carol’s fabrics to make a quilt to benefit the hospice. Carol had been a recipient of hospice care.” said Whichard.
Over $2100 was raised in the raffle. All proceeds will be donated to Hospice Support Services of the Northern Neck. The drawing was held at the celebratory dinner after Saturday’s races.
Sponsored jointly by Yankee Point Racing and Cruising Club and the Rappahannock River Yacht Club, and hosted by RRYC on Carter Creek, the Turkey Shoot Regatta is the largest charity sailing race on the Lower Chesapeake Bay. Voted Best of the Bay, 2014 and 2015, The Turkey Shoot is the major fund raising event for the Hospice Support Services of the Northern Neck and also contributes to Riverside Hospice agencies in Tappahannock and Gloucester.