The Winner of the Quilt Raffle:

“Hearth and Home” by the Kent Quilters is

Bev Lee of New Milford.

Congratulations Bev!!!!!!

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Quilt Drawing Reception

KENT SIDEWALK FESTIVAL TO FEATURE AMAZING WALL HANGINGS BY KENT QUILTERS
Press Release 7/24/15 (Kent, Connecticut) – Almost a year ago, a group met at the Library to discuss forming a quilting group in Kent. The group has been thriving ever since, calling themselves the Kent Quilters. It is made up of experienced and award-winning quilters, and inexperienced and non-sewers, working together in an old art/craft form to raise money for the technology needs of the Library.

Their first project was the creation of a beautiful full-size log cabin quilt which was proudly presented to the Kent Memorial Library. The quilt, titled “Hearth and Home,” will be raffled off until the end of October when the winning ticket will be drawn. Proceeds will go to support technology upgrades at the Kent Memorial Library. Tickets are $1.00 each and may be purchased at the Library during regular hours; at the Book Sale on weekends; or by sending the Library a check with a self-addressed stamped envelope addressed to: Kent Memorial Library Quilt Raffle, P.O. Box 127, Kent, CT 06757, and the raffle stubs will be mailed back to you. Please be sure to include your phone number. We must have it to complete the raffle ticket.

Their second major under taking has been the creation of various wall hangings. Come August 6-9 when the Kent Chamber of Commerce sponsors the 2015 Kent Sidewalk Festival, the Kent Quilters will be set up on Golden Falcon Field, 20 North Main Street, selling wall hangings, raffle tickets for the quilt and various other textile items, all to benefit the Library’s technology needs. (Buy 5 quilt raffle tickets and get a free hand-made bookmark!) The Kent Quilters can be found selling their fine creations on Thursday, August 6 Noon-5; Friday, August 7 Noon-5; Saturday, August 8 10-5; and Sunday, August 9 11-5.

The Kent Memorial Library’s mission is to enrich the lives of individuals and the community by providing materials, programs, and services to encourage reading, learning and imagination.  The Library is located at 32 North Main Street, Kent, Connecticut. Visit kentmemoriallibrary.org for more information.
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caption: “Old Black Witch,” a children’s story, inspired this wall hanging (approximately 24” x 24”), which was worked on by Jane Suttell Zatlin, Marie O’Brien, Satomi Haor, and Doris Palmer of Kent Quilters. This piece will be one of several displayed for sale, during Kent Sidewalk Festival, for $225. Proceeds will benefit Kent Memorial Library’s technology needs. Quilt Raffle tickets and other creations will be for sale at the Kent Quilters’ Booth on Main Street. Photo by Lucy C. Pierpont.

Quilt poster

AN ANCIENT CRAFT SUPPORTS THE TECHNOLOGY AGE @ KML

Press Release 4/22/15

(Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Quilters began as an interest meeting in September 2014 to discuss a project to raise money for the Kent Memorial Library. It was decided that there was indeed interest and so began the journey of making a quilt. The group is made up of experienced and award-winning quilters, and inexperienced and non-sewers, working together in an old art/craft form to raise money for the technology needs of the Library. Proceeds will support the Library’s operating budget and make an important contribution since the Library is responsible for raising over 70% of its annual budget.

There have been regular Saturday workdays filled with sewing machines, scrap fabrics, potluck lunch, coffee; many hours of free hand quilting by Karen Eckmeier, demonstations by Veralyn Davee, examples from the Kent Historical Society with which Marge Smith graces us, the wisdom and guidance of Doris Palmer, whose original quilt group, did this very thing to raise money many years ago, and the regular participation of about 25 members of the community.

The group has had a great time; gotten to know each other, gained skills in this old craft, and plan to continue to raise money for local nonprofit organizations with the skills and enthusiasm of its members.

They proudly present this log cabin quilt to the Kent Memorial Library. The quilt titled “Hearth and Home” will be raffled off and proceeds will support the mission to bring the digital age to the Kent Memorial Library. All materials for this project were donations from the group’s private fabric collections; whatever else was needed was made by quilters’ donations. The drawing will be held on October 24, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at the Library. Ticket holders need not be present to win. Raffle tickets are $1.00 each and may be purchased at the Library during regular hours; at the Book Sale on weekends; or by sending the Library a check with a self-addressed stamped envelope addressed to: Kent Memorial Library Quilt Raffle, P.O. Box 127, Kent, CT 06757, and the raffle stubs will be mailed back to you. Please be sure to include your phone number. We must have it to complete the raffle ticket.

Please join us on Saturday afternoon, May 2 at 3:00 p.m. for a reception to present the quilt and announce the raffle. The program is free and open to the public. For more information please call the Library, 860-927-3761; email kmlinfo@biblio.org; or stop by the Library.

The Kent Memorial Library’s mission is to enrich the lives of individuals and the community by providing materials, programs, and services to encourage reading, learning and imagination. The library is located at 32 North Main Street, Kent, Connecticut.