Wildfire quilt raffle
The Chino Valley Quilt Guild members created and donated this one-of-a-kind quilt to the Arizona Wildfire Academy to benefit its memorial scholarship program. These quilters, pictured with Academy Coordinator Kori Kirkpatrick in the middle, donated more than 100 hours to create the blocks that relate to wildfire and forests, saying they appreciate the academy's efforts to train firefighters and appreciate firefighters' efforts to protect forests and communities. One-dollar raffle tickets for the quilt are on sale through Friday at the academy, which is taking place at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The public also is welcome to buy tickets by stopping by ERAU's Davis Learning Center Auditorium on weekdays. Organizers will pick the winning ticket at the academy's Friday night reception, but people don't have to be present to win. The Quilt Guild meets at 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at Hope Lutheran Church in Chino Valley, and everyone is welcome.