And while the group is known for its quilts, that’s not all there is to the Crafty Ladies: “About half the half the group ties quilts,” Liz explained, “while the rest do crafts. Some bring their own knitting or crocheting, while others do Christmas treat bags for the kids at La Mesita or make ornaments.
Plus, there is their big annual event, the La Mesita Benefit. This year’s is especially important because the facility itself can’t do their annual fundraiser. Liz described this year’s plan for The Resort:
“We can’t do things like we normally do, and La Mesita is in need of so much. Our Benefit will be on Sunday, December 6th, at 6PM. All the quilts will be on display, and we’ll have a craft sale and a bake sale. We’re asking people to bring canned goods for admission, or make a donation of any amount.
“We’re also having a raffle. We have a quilt, gift baskets, a blanket, glass plates and more for the winners. You can see what we’re raffling off at the Post Office.” (See the photo below.) Raffle tickets are for sale now, as you’ve already heard if you’ve run into Gayle or Liz. “Because we have so many people who haven’t been able to come to the park yet this year, we need everyone who can to help.” Gayle smiled and added, “And I consider anyone who’s ever lived in the park to be fair game.”