The Quilt Raffle Drawing was held Oct. 20th; the Quilt was won by Janet Kuhn of Whiting, NJ, who visited Rangeley in August.
The RFA would like to thank Dan and Carol Perkins for their most generous gift. The proceeds from this raffle will benefit so many youth in the Rangeley region. Thank you to all who supported this raffle during this season.
In the Fall of 2008, a group of Threads Galore Quilt Camp students joined together to create the award winning quilt, “Hunter Blues”. Campers stitched up Rapid Fire Hunter Star quilt blocks in shades of indigo blue and cream, using Deb Tucker’s technique. Mara Novak, owner of Flying Goose Custom Quilting in Chester, Vermont, assembled the blocks and graced the quilt with her original design, heirloom quality machine quilting in 2009. “This quilt was created in celebration of, and appreciation for, the marvelous time we’ve all had coming to Rangeley every year for Quilt Camp,” states Ms. Novak. She went on to add, “This is a project we could all be part of, and in the end, give something back to Rangeley.”
From the beginning, the intent of the group was to gift this quilt to Dan and Carol Perkins, who would decide how to best benefit a group of their choosing in the Rangeley Region. The quilting friends, from Rangeley and afar, who pieced the blocks for this quilt are Sandra A. Bonomo, Jean Dufour, Judith P. Dunn, Lucy Hickey, Pauline Lang, Jean Libbey, Joanne Marzilli, Mara Novak, Carol Perkins, Helen Reynolds, and Deb Tucker.
Carol and Dan Perkins chose to have this gift benefit the Rangeley Friends of the Arts (RFA) Student Lesson Program and the RFA Rangeley Lakes Regional School Graduating Senior Scholarship. The Rangeley Friends of the Arts has a long history of assisting local youth with extra-curricular dance, voice, art, and instrumental music lessons.
This article was written by Kevin Sinnett