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Lickiss wins quilt raffle

Thursday, October 19, 2006

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Quilt winner Annamarie Lickiss (left) poses with the beautiful quilt she won in the Maryhill Guild raffle on October 8. Herta Rupp (right) sold Lickiss the winning ticket. Photo by Dan Whitney.
The Maryhill Visitation Parish Guild quilt committee has been making guild quilts since 1982. Their first quilt was made from wedding dresses donated by the former Willow Hill Bridal Shop, and the Quilt Project has continued ever since. The money earned from the raffle of the quilts goes to a charity chosen each month by the group. The Maryhill Centennial quilt (1995) was auctioned off, rather than by the usual method of selling raffle tickets.

Recipients of the group's past donations include, among others, local citizens who are having health problems or hard times financially; the cancer drive; Cystic Fibrosis; the Gospel Mission; the Salvation Army; the Cherokee County Fund Drive; and overseas missions.The group has made a variety of quilts, including hand embroidery, pieced, and whole cloth. A Millenium quilt was hand quilted by the Guild Committee.

The 2005 quilts, made with donated material, were donated to the Gospel Mission in Sioux City.

In 2006, the drawing for the raffle winner was held on Sunday October 8, at a mass held on the Maryhill church grounds, where the church structure was blown down in the storm of August 1, 2006. People from the Maryhill community , neighboring communities, and even across the nation, purchased raffle tickets. The winner of this year's quilt was Annamarie Lickiss of Cherokee, who purchased her ticket from Herta Rupp of Cherokee. When asked her plans for the quilt, Lickiss said , "It's going right on my bed."

The Maryhill Guild members thank everyone who participated in this year's quilt project and helped make it a success, with special thanks to Melander's in Cherokee, the Central Trust Bank in Quimby, the Marcus Fair, Marcus News, Chronicle Times, Creative Cutters, and the Cherokee Sesquicentennial Committee.



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