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Cranberry Country Quilters donate quilt
The Cranberry Country Quilters designed, crafted and donated a queen-sized quilt to Trees For Tomorrow to be used as a Forest Fest raffle prize.
The quilt, named “Anniversary Trees” in honor of Trees For Tomorrow’s 70th anniversary this year, took an estimated 200 hours to complete and involved all of the group’s nearly 25 members, said Michele Vinovich.
Vinovich, created both the design and name for the quilt. Other Cranberry Country Quilters members contributed by making the quilt blocks.
Lisa Arndt of Lisa’s Creative Quilting in Eagle River, machine-quilted “Anniversary Trees.”
The quilt is one of five prizes that will be raffled during Forest Fest at Trees For Tomorrow on Aug. 2.
Others prizes are:
  • “Osprey in the Wilderness,” a framed print by News-Review Publisher Kurt Krueger;
  • a St. Croix walleye fishing rod;
  • Mama and Papa Bear rustic woven chairs by Maggie Bishop, former Trees For Tomorrow executive director; and
  • a chainsaw-carved bear by Ken Schels of KMS Limited.
Raffle tickets will be available during Klondike Days at the Trees For Tomorrow  booth and at other events throughout the summer, and at the Trees For Tomorrow office, 519 Sheridan St. East, from  8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cost is $1 a piece or 6 for $5.
Money generated by the raffle will be used to provide scholarships to students to attend Trees For Tomorrow workshops.
Trees For Tomorrow is a private, nonprofit natural resources specialty school. For more information about the school and its programs, go to or call 715-479-6456.