Evaluation of Accomplishments
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
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.
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.
as bargained, paid the expenses (see sheet with costs).
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
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.