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Win the Pink Martini Quilt!

  • Jun 22, 2010
[caption id="attachment_2729" align="alignright" width="179" caption="Detail of one 'Pink Martini' quilt section, signed by bandleader Thomas M. Lauderdale."][/caption]Love Pink Martini? Buy a raffle ticket and take home the band members’ autographs inscribed on an art quilt with a song of its own. Corvallis fiber artist Karen Illman Miller designed the quilt she calls “Singing the Blues” to help mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Corvallis Youth Symphony in 2007 (Pink Martini had performed with the CYS the prior year). Youth Symphony supporters (and OBF patrons) Jane Huyer and Bob Smith won the quilt in a raffle. When they learned that Pink Martini would help the Oregon Bach Festival celebrate its fortieth anniversary this year, they and artist Karen Miller agreed to donate the quilt to OBF to benefit its youth choral academy, just as families have traditionally passed quilts from one generation to the next. Raffle tickets for the Pink Martini quilt “Singing the Blues” are only $5 and on sale at the Bach Boutique in the Hult Center lobby, where the quilt is on display. It's beautiful—come enjoy a look. The winner will be announced on July 11, prior to the Festival’s Eugene performance of Elijah. All proceeds from the raffle benefit the Stangeland Family Youth Choral Academy Scholarship Fund.