Pre-Civil War Quilt Raffle Event
You’re invited to a very special event at the library: The Pre-Civil War Signature Quilt Raffle Drawing on Friday, March 15. We’ll start things with a potluck supper at 5:30—your chance to eat, visit with neighbors and other friends, and buy raffle tickets for an incredible quilt pieced by quilters from Massachusetts in 1844. All proceeds from this raffle will be directed to the library’s building fund. At 6 p.m. Ruby Keller, quilt donor and long-time library volunteer and former Library Friends president, will draw the winning ticket. This will be followed by a power point display of quilt block photos with Claire Elliott, forensics student reading their signatures and quotations. The evening will conclude with live American Civil War era music performed by Marv Nielsen. Can’t wait until March 15 to see this quilt, valued at $1700, or to buy raffle tickets? The quilt is on display at the Markesan Public Library and raffle tickets are on sale there and at the Princeton Library, as well as American Bank, Julie’s Hair Salon, and Twister, all in Princeton.
That evening will also be an opportunity to view many of the Quilt That Built a Library blocks, plus the 200 blocks pieced and stitched by Julie Buchholtz and Linda Ollerman in memory of or in honor of various individuals. QTBaL is a benefit for the library’s building fund and for Project Linus that began a little over a year ago and wraps up March 31. QTBaL is an opportunity for quilters anywhere to make one or more 12 ½ and 12 ½ inch quilt blocks (pieced only) and send to the library along with $5 per block. These blocks will be entered in a contest judged by Nancy Zieman of the PBS hit television series Sewing with Nancy, and other panel members. One lucky quilter will win a full-sized quilt made from selected donations—all other blocks will become quilts for children in crisis. Visit www.princetonpublib.org and click on the QTBaL icon for additional facts.