Local quilters produce skirts for capitol Christmas trees
September 12, 2018
A group of Sweet Home quilters on Friday, Sept. 7, turned in the last of more than 70 tree skirts needed for the bases of Christmas trees that the Sweet Home Ranger District will send to Washington, D.C., along with the Capitol Christmas tree.
Marilyn Nicholson, a civil engineer with the Willamette National Forest, contacted local seamstress Peggy Schroder to see if she would like to contribute a tree skirt for the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree project. Schroder belongs to a small group of art quilters from Sweet Home who meet once a month to share the love of quilting and exchange ideas.