The Daily Globe - Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Fundraiser helps church with roof renovation


November 2, 2019

Kim E. Strom/Daily Globe

WILLA LAVAMAKI, left, of Superior, Wis. shakes hands with quilt-maker Sharlene Shaffer Friday in Ironwood at the Wesley United Methodist Church. Lavamaki was the winning bidder in a silent auction that sold the quilt for $700. The funds will go directly to help pay for a loan the church took out to repair its roof.


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IRONWOOD - Thanks to the hard work of Sharlene Shaffer, president of the Northern Lights Quilting Guild, and organizers from the Ironwood Wesley United Church and the UMW (United Methodist Women), Willa Lavamaki of Superior, Wis. will go home Friday in pansy paradise and the church will have funds to help repay its roof renovation loan.

Pansy paradise is the name of the queen-sized quilt that was crafted by Shaffer and donated to the church to put in a silent auction to help raise money to repay the loan. It features pansies throughout, with the dom...

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