Raffle tickets on sale for quilt

SARANAC LAKE The Cabin Fever Quilters have chosen Historic Saranac Lake as this years recipient of a beautiful handmade quilt. Raffle tickets will be sold this year and the winning ticket will be announced at this years Sparkle Village Craft Fair at the Town Hall. Proceeds from the raffle sales will go to support the programs of Historic Saranac Lake. Chances will also be sold throughout the year during community events. The quilt will soon be shown at the Post Office Pharmacy, where tickets will be available. The quilt will be featured at this years Cabin Fever quilt show in August, a three-day event held in the Great Hall at the First Presbyterian Church. The quilt features many of the beloved historic buildings in Saranac Lake. Union Depot is at the top of the quilt. Featured around the quilt clockwise are: the Masonic Temple, the former Baptist Church (original version), the Ice Palace at the bottom, Little Red, and finally our own Saranac Laboratory (before the addition of the John Black room and upstairs offices). The quilt is one hundred percent wool and quilted with a big stitch. It is unique in that wool is rarely used for quilting. The quilt has a soft flannel backing and is washable. The Cabin Fever Quilters have been meeting twice a month for over twenty years. Every two years the group makes a quilt for a local nonprofit organization to raffle as a fundraiser. Historic Saranac Lake would like to thank the skilled quilters Nancy DePuy, Marilyn Gillespie, Judy Kratts, Valerie McGuoirk, Carolyn Moody, Coralie North, and Carole Wiesinger for their many hours of careful work.

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