Drawing for Civil War-style quilt will be held Saturday
By W. WINSTON SKINNER
Quilt lovers have a little more time to purchase tickets for a quilt being raffled by the Coweta County Genealogical Society.
“It’s a Civil War-style quilt,” said Jennie Adcock, who stitched the top. “It’s made from special fabric” that replicates Civil War-era designs.
Tickets are $1 each, $5 for six tickets, or $10 for 12 tickets. Helen Camp, CCGS member, said tickets are available at Grannie Fannie’s Attic and Scott’s Bookstore in downtown Newnan and at the CCGS research center in the historic train depot in Grantville.
The drawing for the quilt will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the research center.
Adcock got interested in quilting in the 1970s. Her mother was a talented seamstress who was not interesting in quilting because quilts were a reminder of hard times.
Adcock’s grandmother was a quilter.
The CCGS quilt has a label that identifies it as being made for the society. Adcock said she the top is machine stitched, and she said Heritage Quilts actually quilted the top and backing.
Adcock’s husband, Blake, is an active genealogist and a CCGS member.