Lyle Mork, of Iola, won the quilt raffle during the chili luncheon at the Scandinavia Municipal Building.
This was the first time a quilt raffle has been held during the annual fundraiser for the Friends of Scandinavia History (FOSH). The March 22 event also included a book sale, bake sale and silent auction.
The 86-inch-by-86-inch hand-crafted quilt, “Seeds of Time,” is from a pattern by Kansas Troubles Quilters. It was pieced and appliquéd by Gloria Weggel, with custom quilting provided by Kathy Sanders, who also donated the quilt’s batting.
The quilting thread was purchased with a donation from Scandinavia’s Thursday Morning Community Coffee Group. Meredith Miller hand-sewed the binding to the back of the quilt.
The raffle included a second prize of $200, and a third prize of $100, with additional donated prizes. Second prize winners were Harold and Julia Peper, of Manawa; Linda Johnson, of Scandinavia, won the third prize.
FOSH will use proceeds from the fundraiser to continue to develop their Historic Street at Memorial Park. Four historic buildings are currently on site.
Buildings awaiting restoration are the Knoph cabin (circa 1854), Millinery/Jole’s Barbershop (circa 1890s), Elliason cabin (circa 1854), and the Silver Lake Service Station (circa 1930s).
To date, the millinery/barbershop has been re-sided and painted, a replicated picture window installed, and the electrical wiring was completed and donated by Pete Shanklin.