- Freeport murder suspect Damon Dixson taken into custody in Rockford
- Local gas station employee arrested for selling liquor to minor
- Renewable Fuel Standard delay ‘a mixed blessing,’ Bustos says
- Rockford delegation presents inaugural ‘Rockford Award’ to Norwegian Air
- Education in Illinois making slow progress, according to report
- Illinois GOP Congressional delegation: Obama’s immigration plan undermines rule of law
- Suspect, 17, charged in Halloween hit-and-run in Roscoe
- Saint Anthony College of Nursing president to retire
- Man found guilty in deadly August 2013 crash at Mulford and Garrett Lane
- ‘The Price is Right Live!’ at Coronado March 1; tickets on sale Nov. 21
Tinker Swiss Cottage raises $1,613 with Fifth Annual Quilt Raffle
Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum is pleased to report that its fifth annual raffle of an heirloom-quality quilt was a wonderful success. A total of $1,613 was raised for the support of the Museums varied educational programs.
On Dec. 4, the winning ticket was drawn. Marg Wiedenhoefer was the lucky winner. Mrs. Wiedenhoefer purchased the first six tickets in June at the Museums Annual Ice Cream Social; 2,000 tickets were available. Wiedenhoefer was thrilled to win the quilt, noting that It is just beautiful and that it is the first time she has won anything in more than 30 years!
This years queen-size quilt, Rose Bud, is a patchwork of soft blues, purples, peach and maroon, and pays tribute to the elaborate gardens that Robert Tinker once maintained around his Cottage. The quilt was pieced by Donna Langford and Kammy Keyes and quilted by Shadowplay Quillworks of Rockford. Raffle tickets were sold from June 12 until Dec. 4, 2005.
In 2006, Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum will raffle off another one-of-a-kind quilt, this one presented by the Sinnissippi Valley Quilt Guild. Tickets will go on sale June 11, 2006.
Tinker Swiss Cottage was built in 1865 by local businessman Robert Tinker, and is a veritable treasure trove of life in Rockford a century ago. The Cottage receives more than 8,000 visitors each year. For more information, contact the Museum at (815) 964-2424.
From the Dec. 21-27, 2005, issue