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News Community Custom quilt raffle to benefit Jackson library

The Carolina Quilters have created this “Bear Went Over the Mountain” quilt to raffle off with proceeds to benefit the Jackson County Public Library.Friends of the Jackson County Public Library are featuring this Bear Went Over the Mountain quilt as a fund raiser for the Sylva library.

Custom-crafted locally by Carolina Quilters, the generous, queen-size (91 x 109”) quilt is alternately available for viewing at the library and the FOL Used Book Store in downtown Sylva. Raffel ticketsare $1 each or six for $5 and are available at the book store or from any FOL member or volunteer.

“The quilt is breathtakingly beautiful,” said FOL president Patricia Cowen. “The bear and the mountains pattern give the quilt a real Jackson County touch. It can be used in a rustic setting and has touches of red for the ‘hearth’ of the home. The hues of blue and green, and even the white and beige patterns, make it suitable for men and women.”

Carolina Quilters members who made the quilt are Charlotte Alexander, Pat Buckner, MaryAnn Budahl, Linda Bushey, Lynne Chervenak, Nancy Friedrich, Chris Friesner, Bonnie Hooper, Anne Long, Sherrill Anne Minotti, Judy Ohliger and Linda Tiller.

“We anticipate raising a lot of money for the library with this quilt so we’re extending the fund raising activity through December,” said Cowen, noting the quilt is worth several thousand dollars. “We’ll draw the winning entry at the book store on Dec. 18. The winner does not have to be present to win. Think what a valuable one-ofa- kind holiday gift this will make for some lucky recipient.”

The quilt will also be on display at the FOL booth during Greening Up the Mountains Festival April 27 in downtown Sylva.

For more information, call the Book Store at (828)586-1221.

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