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Since being displayed at Juneau's Statehood Ball on Jan. 3, Alaska's 50th Anniversary of Statehood Quilt has begun its tour of the state. The quilt was built by 147 artists and quilters from all over Alaska, each submitting squares that were then stitched together by volunteers and artists from the Alaska Fiber Festival. The squares were designed as representations of artists' interpretations of Alaska's Golden Anniversary.
Photo: Statehood Quilt Raffle 011409 NEWS 2 Capital City Weekly Since being displayed at Juneau's Statehood Ball on Jan. 3, Alaska's 50th Anniversary of Statehood Quilt has begun its tour of the state. The quilt was built by 147 artists and quilters from all over Alaska, each submitting squares that were then stitched together by volunteers and artists from the Alaska Fiber Festival. The squares were designed as representations of artists' interpretations of Alaska's Golden Anniversary.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Story last updated at 1/14/2009 - 10:39 am

Photo: Statehood Quilt Raffle

Since being displayed at Juneau's Statehood Ball on Jan. 3, Alaska's 50th Anniversary of Statehood Quilt has begun its tour of the state. The quilt was built by 147 artists and quilters from all over Alaska, each submitting squares that were then stitched together by volunteers and artists from the Alaska Fiber Festival. The squares were designed as representations of artists' interpretations of Alaska's Golden Anniversary.

After finishing its display tour, the quilt will return to Juneau to be raffled off as part of the Fourth of July celebrations. In addition to the quilt, there will be other raffle prizes including an ivory bracelet and 50th Anniversary Alaska Statehood Medallion. A total of 600 tickets are being sold at Hearthside Books for $10 each or 3 for $25.


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