A community that quilts together, stays together

By Matthew McCully

While Mondays at Grace Village Pavilion are always special thanks to weekly visits from the Lennoxville Quilters Guild, this week was extra special. Monday, Feb. 17 the quilters presented a donation of 30 aprons to the home for residents in Wing A. Adding to the excitement, the quilters also drew the name of the winning raffle ticket for a tulip quilt, all done by hand, seven years in the making. “We sold all 2,000 tickets,” explained quilter June Britt, during the draw. “This quilt took seven years to make on the frame,” she added. David Price, President of the Dr. W.J. Klinck Foundation was on hand and drew the winning ticket. The winner was none other than guild member Rosanne Toohey. “Well, we were hoping it would be someone that one of us knew!” Britt said happily. Toohey, a 37-year member of the guild, actually worked on the quilt.
“I made some of the tulips,” Toohey said. Recognizing the hundreds of hours that went into making the quilt, she said she is very happy to be the new owner. See full story in the Tuesday, Feb. 18 edition of The Record.

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