Congratulations to Jackie Landis (left), seen here with outgoing Winslow Historical Society Board member Mary Heldt, who won the Ida Hunt Quilt Raffle!
Hunt donated the beautiful quilt and matching pillows (which have a white background with a purple, green, and yellow floral cross-stitch pattern) for the museum to use as the prize in a fundraising raffle. The museum sold over $850 worth of tickets by the time the drawing was held at the 2013 Winslow Historical Society Annual Meeting on November 16!
Jackie, who has lived in Winslow since she was 5 years old, is a member of the local Material Girls Quilt Guild. The quilt and pillows, which are in pristine condition despite the fact that Ida made them fifty years ago, have gone to a good home. Jackie says: “I love the beauty of them, and being a quilter makes me appreciate them even more because they’re hand-quilted and cross-stitched. And it’s unbelievable how many people have called and told me how happy they are that the quilt is staying local!”
A longtime museum supporter, Hunt has donated to OTM before, generously providing us with a copy of her self-published title, My Town. This comprehensive history of her life in Winslow is available for research at the museum.