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Monday, August 13, 2012

The Quilt that Built a Library...

I used to live in Princeton, Wisconsin, right up the road about a block and a half from the town library.  I walked to the library at least once a week to borrow books on quilting & sewing, as well as audio book cd's.  I love to listen to audio books while I sew.  I love thriller fiction, thus my favorite author being John Saul.  For being a small library, I never seemed to run out of good books to borrow, or audio books to listen to.  I miss living in Princeton, and I equally miss the library.  I stay connected by keeping up on the library's fund raiser, The Quilt that Built a Library.  I have also made and donate a quilt block to the cause, and encourage anyone reading this, if you can sew, make a quilt block and donate it if you feel so inclined!

The Princeton Public Library is not only trying to raise money to put on an addition, but they are also working with Project Linus through all of this.  You can read all about it here: The Quilt that Built a Library

International "Quilt a Block" fundraising project
launches in Princeton, WI. Calling all Global
Quilters to give the gift of love.
The Princeton, Wisconsin Public Library needs a new building
addition. Project Linus
needs blankets for children. What could be a better
answer to both needs than your love of quilts?
By quilting a block you can give the gift of love to
a child in need. To contribute your quilted block
requires a $5.00, tax-deductible donation (per
block.) Your donation goes to the Princeton Public
Library building fund, and your quilted blocks go to
Project Linus to be made into quilts for children in
• Finished sized block to be 12” x 12"
(entire piece 12 ½” x 12 ½")
• Fabric must be washable and pre-shrunk.
(no wool please).
• No buttons or sew-on embellishments that
a child may swallow.
• Styles may include, but are not limited to,
pieced, appliqué, embroidered or traditional.
• Themes: toys, animals, birds, faces, plants,
seasons, children’s book themes &
characters, whimsical, or whatever your
imagination can conceive.
• You may quilt as many blocks as you wish.
($5.00 per)
• Project open to anyone on planet Earth.
• All entries must be received by
March 31st, 2013.
How to enter:
Visit for complete instructions
or mail your block and $5.00 tax-deductible donation to
address below. Both street address and PO Box must be
included. Checks should be made out to Princeton
Public Library. Please include your name, address, city,
state, phone number and country if outside the US.
Princeton Public Library
424 West Water Street
PO Box 234
Princeton WI 54968

All entries are eligible for an exclusive quilt drawing.
In May 2013, an elite panel, including Nancy
Zieman, creator of Sewing With Nancy the # 1
sewing program on Public Television, will judge all
blocks received. Thirty blocks will be chosen by
the judges to create a full-sized bed quilt (72" x
88") by Princeton Quilt Shop owner, Sandy Mason.
One lucky quilter will receive that quilt and be notified
by May 12, 2013. You must donate a block,
along with the $5.00 donation to be eligible.
The quilt will be shipped to the winner.
The Princeton Public Library reserves the right to photograph and display your blocks
to the public, along with your name, state and/or country.
Watch our website:
for updates and photos of your quilted blocks.
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Have Questions?
Terry Kohl
Vicki Duhr
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Allan A. Mussehl ~ HAWKSVIEW FARM
Dave and Marcia Hyzer
Baubles in Princeton, WI

There's also an article about it featured in The Quilter Magazine's August/September 2012 issue!

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