Latest addition to Kentucky Museum Quilt Collection!

We asked, and you answered.  Earlier this year, the Kentucky Quilt Project offered the Kentucky Sun Quilt, made circa 1880s in Russell County, to the Kentucky Museum at less than its appraised value.  We put out a call for donations to The Kentucky Sun Quilt Fund and ultimately, 44 organizations, quilt lovers, and Friends of the Kentucky Museum responded to our appeal.  Leaders in this effort include the Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society, with contributions from its board as well as 32 individual members and affiliate guilds, and the Ridley Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, Bowling Green, Ky.

Contributors to the Kentucky Sun Quilt Fund include:
The Ridley Group of Wells Fargo Advisors
Board of the Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society
Colonel Robert & Cora Jane Spiller
Sharon Kreke
US Bank Matching Gift Program
Dr. Ronald & Elsie Hatcher
Dr. Guy & Carol Jordan
Mary Bauer
Myra Arnold
Central Kentucky Homemakers Quilt Guild
Jan & Joe Kresse
David & Laura Harper Lee
Bill & Linda Marean
Sue Marshal
Rosemary Mezaros
Anne Marie Miro
Debbie Napier
Tom & Portia Pennington
Ohio County Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Stitchers Quilt Guild
Karen Riggins
Debbie Bogenschutz
Nancy Baird
Donna Duncan
Patricia Smith
Barbara E. Sonnen
Melinda Carr
Sue Dee
Laura Dennison
Fiene Faith
Victoria Faoro
Delaire Rowe Finley
Kim Fong
Beth Hester
Anne Honaker
Diane Phillips
Davanna Saari
Sharon Crawford
Connie Jeffries
Janet Serrenho
Leah M. Groenwald
Jody Hicks
Diane Livezey
Lena McCubbin
Betsy Reed

Thank you to the Kentucky Quilt Project for its interest in keeping the Kentucky Sun Quilt in Kentucky and to the above individuals and organizations for supporting the efforts to raise the money needed to acquire this textile for the Kentucky Museum collection.  The generosity of everyone involved has made acquisition of this quilt possible.

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