Joan Shaw honored with quilt for Grand County Friends Of The Library |

Joan Shaw honored with quilt for Grand County Friends Of The Library

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Recently at a Friends of the Library board meeting it was suggested that the Grand Quilters make a Joan Shaw memorial quilt to be raffled to fund the 2016 summer reading program. Simultaneously, Roger Shaw gave Joan’s stash of her fabrics to the Grand Quilters.

Immediately the ladies of the Grand Quilters had an idea to use the pattern (pineapple blossom) Joan had used in the last quilt she had made before her death … and to use fabrics from her stash.

Diane Fisher got the quilters together in the fellowship hall at Church of the Eternal Hills. So many fabrics were cut for blocks to be made, with kits made and available to do at home for anyone that could not be there. One more day with many quilters together at the church and the quilt top was put together.

Lorene Linke at Fabric Nook donated the border fabric. The backing fabric came from Joan’s stash too. Debbie Wehmeyer did the quilting. Mary Aman made the label with Joan’s fabric. Betsy deVries made a bolster to match the quilt. Within a few weeks the quilt was finished. The Joan Shaw Memorial Quilt was created by the Grand Quilters in loving memory of their dear fellow quilter, Joan.

Joan was a member of the Grand Quilters. She was a longtime member of Friends of the Library and an avid library supporter. Joan was also so well known in the music world of Grand County along with an active member of the Wilderness Group plus being involved with so many other organizations in the county.

Currently the quilt is on display at the Fraser Library. It is queen size with a bolster to match.

Tickets for the quilt raffle are available at all branch libraries: one ticket $5, three tickets $10. The drawing for the winner will take place at the Friends of the Grand County Library Annual Meeting on Oct. 24, at 10 a.m. at the Granby Library.

Attendance not required to win this beautiful quilt.

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