Quilt raffle at the annual plant sale on Saturday
WARDSBORO- Each year the Friends of the Wardsboro Library sponsor a very special raffle to benefit the support of the Gloria Danforth Memorial Building, the home of the Wardsboro Public Library.
This year’s prize for “The Best Raffle Ever” is a one of a kind 37 1/2 inch by 37 1/2 inch wall hanging titled “Simply Vermont,” depicting the icons of Vermont. It was designed, pieced, and quilted by Wardsboro fiber artist Christy Foote-Smith.
Foote-Smith is an artist who is currently focused on art quilts. She and her husband Bob lived in Massachusetts until they retired in 2015 and moved full time to Wardsboro, where they have owned a home since 2005. They have shared a love of Vermont for many decades. Moving full time to Wardsboro was coming home for them. She has drawn, painted, and sewn since early childhood and taken art classes at the Art Institute of Chicago (Junior School), Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the de Cordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, MA.
Now that she is fully retired, she uses her background to create fabric images. She loves having the time to explore the Vermont landscape with this medium. “Simply Vermont” incorporates a variety of Vermont scenes and icons in one piece.
Don’t miss the opportunity to win this fabulous Vermont treasure. Raffle tickets will be on sale at the annual plant sale on Saturday, May 25, at the Wardsboro Library, plus tickets are available for printing at friendsofwardsborolibrary.org.