A Neat Idea For A Fundraiser

| May/June 1992

  • Gas Engine Association

  • Gas Engine Association

775 East Walnut St., Kutztoum, Pennsylvania 19530

Early in 1987, Donna Sheaffer, our club treasurer, suggested making a 'Name Quilt' as a fundraiser. People at the 1987 show paid 25 cents per name to have it placed on the quilt. During the coming year Donna spent hundreds of hours doing all the embroidery work. Once the embroidery work was completed, Marie Amspacher, a friend of the club, finished it off with the quilting.

This one-of-a-kind quilt displays the club logo in the center, with the names radiating out to the sides. At the 1988 show, the quilt was auctioned off to the highest bidder-James Measly of Glen Rock, Pennsylvania. Knowing that the quilt has grown in value, Jim and his wife Marion have now returned it to the club, to be auctioned off at the 1992 show. The auction will take place Sunday afternoon, July 19.

This quilt is definitely a collector's item. There will never be another one like it. For more information, call Donna Sheaffer (215) 683-3607, after 7:00 p.m.