Evaluation of Accomplishments

History of the Quilt


Project Description

Evaluations of Accomplishments

Future Plans for the Project

Proposal Letter

Request to Commissioners

Biographies by Homemakers Clubs

Biographies by Friends of the Library

Quilt Squares

Quilt Squares


On the night of July 4, 1989, on an outdoor stage at the park in Lillington, there was a drawing for the quilt. All ticket stubs were placed in a wire cage and after much turning, the lucky name drawn was Amy Frame, age 14, of Fuquay- Varina, just over the county line in Wake County.

On the stage were Geraldine Goodman, president of the County Council, the cultural arts chairman, the president of The Friends, Mrs. Geneva Stephenson and Mrs. Vernie Womack of the central committee. Artist Paul Soublet and Mary Jane Matthews watched from the audience also. The lucky winner was not present. She and her mother picked up the quilt and press clippings the next day at the Byrd residence.

How much money had been made? The report of banker Darel Hurley. treasurer, who kept the records was $4,264.00 of which $2,132.00 went to the Extension Homemakers Council.

Friends, as bargained, paid the expenses (see sheet with costs).

a) Approximately 250 club women were actively involved in some phase of the quilt project. The consensus was that it raised public consciousness about our history in a wonderful way.

b) Some 25,000 persons were reached via publicity prepared by The Friends of the Library. There were various news stories plus one full-page spread of photos, by Jimmy Haire of the Sanford Herald. An estimated 5,000 were involved in one-on-one contact, either making the quilt or selling tickets or making preparations for the drawing on the night of the Fourth.

c) Yes, sponsors think the project filled the need, but realized that instead of 2,400 tickets, the clubs should have sought to have sold more. A total of 10,000 tickets were printed, but due to lack of time and hands to distribute, 5 000 tickets were not distributed. Far too many club women, working on one square, failed to grasp the idea of the finished quilt as a work of art.