Raffle of Hand-Quilted Wallhanging
Hand-quilted in popular 19th Century "Washington Pavement" design

Quilt generously donated by Lamoni Mite Society

2007 Quilt Raffle
In 2007 the Lamoni Quilt Society lovingly crafted and generously donated a reproduction of an authentic 19th Century American quilt to Civil War Days.
Their gracious donation helped raise funds to support the event and is another of the many manifestations of support from the Lamoni community.
Civil War Days extends its most heart-felt thanks to all the individuals who created this gift.
(see story below)

The winner of the 2007 Civil War Days Quilt Raffle was Donna Watkins of Independence, MO.
Donna purchased her winning ticket at the Lamoni Welcome Center just off I-35 at exit #4. Donna is a collector of Civil War memorabilia and was thrilled to win. She will now make Lamoni and our Welcome Center a regular stop on her travels along I-35.

Photograph of a Quilted Wallhanging, entirely hand-quilted in a pattern that was extremely popular in the mid-19th Century.

Hand-made 19th Century-patterned Quilted Wallhanging

Hand-Quilted Reproduction Wall Hanging

Eleven members of the Lamoni Mite Society hand-quilted a Civil War era reproduction wall hanging which was raffled off in 2007 to raise funds for Civil War Days Living History and Reenactment, held every Labor Day weekend in Lamoni, this year on August 29-31, 2008.

This lovely wall hanging/table drape/throw was on display in the Gallery at 110 E. Main Street in Lamoni prior to Labor Day weekend. The pattern, called “Washington Pavement,” was quite popular in the 19th Century and the quilting was done in album style blocks which were favorites of Civil War era quilt makers. The many muted colors in this quilt reflect the popular cotton prints of the time.

Entries in this quilt raffle were purchased for $5.00 each via this web site, at local Lamoni merchants, and at the Civil War Days encampment.
The winner was drawn in The Gallery at 110 Main Street, Lamoni on September 8, 2007 and then notified immediately thereafter.

The funds raised through this raffle helped to defray the significant costs associated with producing this annual cultural event. Our growing reenactment draws large numbers of spectators to Lamoni who enjoy our period-authentic festival, our restaurants, and our many shops.

The Mites who so generously donated their time and materials to this quilting project are Natalee Anderson, Bonita Booth, Eldeen Church, Linda DeBarthe, Dawn Egbert, Ava Gardner, Esther Gorden, Carita Juhnke, Leta Lawrence, Milda Lewis, Becky Long. The Civil War Days committee is extremely grateful for their gift.

The Ladies Union of Mite Society was formally organized in Lamoni in April 1883. The women of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (known today as The Community of Christ Church) met to contribute their “Mite” (Luke 21:2-4) through sewing clothes and quilts for the needy of the community.
Today they meet to quilt each Thursday at the Lamoni Service Center, located at 118 South Linden Street, Lamoni, IA.