Congratulations to Juneau resident Margaret MacKinnon, wife of J. Allan MacKinnon, who won the 50 Years of Statehood quilt at the drawing on July 4. She was present at the drawing and was so excited to have won.
Capital City Celebrations and I would like to thank many of the people and businesses of Juneau who helped us along the way with this successful project. The money generated from the sale of the raffle tickets was used for the city-wide free picnic on July 3 to all residents of Juneau at Marine Park.
A giant thank you to Sue Gleeson for piecing and quilting the finished squares, as well as contributing squares. Thanks to the following quilters who also contributed squares: Connie Olson, Judy Hopkins, Bette Cole, Penny Miller, Pam Walling, Joyce Sarles, Mary Claire Harris, Loretta Pittman, Lorraine Langston, Nancy Woolford, Judy Morley, Judy Regan, Joy Baker, Bev Agler, Krisi Hicks, Barbara Kuterbach, Carolyn Rasmussen, Loretta Mosley, Wilma Scarbrough, Marta Kay Toups, Sara Jean Fujioka, Julie Neyhart, Wendy Parker Swedell, Twyla Hartsock, Donna Furuness, Bette Olson, Odette Foster, Judy Forrest, Phyllis Beran, Willie Larson, Jeanie Henry, Jane Hill, and Laura Miller. You all did a beautiful job! Thank you to Mark Kelley, Ann Puffer and the Alaska Historical Library for providing some of the pictures that were put in the quilt.
Thanks go also to Raintree Country, Centennial Hall, Pavitt Health and Fitness, Nugget Mall Shopping Center, Juneau Arts and Cultural Center, the Alaska State Library for featuring our quilt in your locations. Raintree also provided some material and Centennial Hall provided a stand for the displaying of the quilt as well. Thanks to Hearthside Books and Toys, Miner's Postal Station and Juneau Arts and Cultural Center, His and Hers Salon, Bunny Lindegaard and Kathy Kolkhorst Ruddy for selling tickets. Our thanks to Central Council Tlingit Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska for loan of the raffle permit and to Copy Works for doing our printing of the tickets and posters.
Juneau is an amazing place to live with people who don't mind going "above and beyond" just to let things happen for the good of many. This 50 Years of Statehood quilt was a community project and it is with a warm and sincere thank you to all of you, those named and those unnamed, who helped in some way. You are appreciated!
Quilt organizer, 50 Years of Statehood quilt