Franklin Homestead & Carriage House Quilt Raffle
"Frolic" quilt donated by Franklin County Quilters Guild
$1 each or 6 for $5
Paper Raffle Tickets available at
Franklin Homestead & Carriage House, Franklin Telephone, Franklin Town Clerk's Office
Digital Raffle Tickets available at the two links below.
Click the left for individual tickets and the right for books of 6.
And read on for more details about the quilt and the raffle.
Tickets can also be purchased by mailing a check made out to
Franklin Homestead, Inc., to 142 Homestead Drive, Franklin, VT 05457.
Please include the number of tickets you would like, and we'll fill them out,
enter the stubs for the drawing, and send you your tickets.
Franklin Homestead & Carriage House Manager Stacy Silloway and Assistant Manager Ethan Dezotelle with the donated quilt.
Thanks to a generous donation from the Franklin County Quilters Guild, Franklin Homestead & Carriage House is holding a quilt raffle fundraiser.
Raffle tickets – sold in both paper and digital forms – are $1 each and six for $5. The quilt measures 81.5” x 81.5” and is entitled “Frolic.” All proceeds benefit Franklin Homestead & Carriage House and its mission to provide safe, affordable, convenient housing for people ages 55+.
Franklin Homestead & Carriage House is encouraging ticket buyers to purchase tickets online at fhich.org/quilt to reduce physical interactions in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, paper tickets will be available to purchase at three Franklin locations:
• Franklin Homestead & Carriage House at the Carriage House entrance, 142 Homestead Drive, Mon.-Fri.: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
• Franklin Telephone, 5217 Main St., Mon. & Wed.: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tue. & Thu.: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
• Franklin Town Office, 5167 Main St., Mon., Tue, Fri.: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thu: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Please remember to wear a face mask when visiting any of these locations.
Those purchasing tickets digitally will receive them via email, and paper stubs will be printed out by Franklin Homestead & Carriage House for inclusion in the drawing on Sunday, July 4.
“Frolic” is a Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt of quiltville.com, designed to use small pieces of quilter’s cotton in a certain color palette. The overall quilt pattern emerges as the clues in the mystery are released over time. It was pieced by Helen Short and quilted by Diane Comeau, both talented and skilled quilters from St. Albans.
The color palette in this design is based on the beautiful blues of spring flowers, along with complementary ivories, reds, whites and greens – a spring-time quilt for sure – a ‘Frolic’ through spring-time flowers.
The quilt measures 81.5” x 81.5” – the size of a full/queen size quilt. It is machine-washable using cold water and can be machine-dried in low heat, to the point of being just barely damp.
“Frolic” is made of the finest quilting fabric and batting available to quilters and will last for generations to come.
The Franklin County Quilters Guild recently celebrated its 30th year. What began as a small group of women, getting together in each other’s homes to share their love of quilting, has grown to a 60-plus-member, non-profit organization devoted to providing Comfort Quilts for Home Health patients and people who have lost possessions in a fire or flood. It has become an annual spring-time tradition to donate a quilt to an area non-profit organization to be raffled off as a fund raiser. Members have continued to meet virtually during the pandemic to maintain the traditions they’ve established.