First MV Kiwanis Club Crane Quilt donated to Transportation Museum

Peg Schall, Monte Vista Historical Society volunteer at the Transportation Museum, pictured in the buggy donated by Gordon and Roena Rowe, is accepting the First Monte Vista Kiwanis Club Crane Quilt and a plaque donated in loving memory of Janet Black, the first winner of the Crane Quilt Raffle. The quilt was donated to the museum by Mary Jane Grobe, cousin and executor of the estate of Janet Black. Janet will be remembered as the art teacher at the Sargent Schools. The Monte Vista Kiwanis Club Crane Quilt Raffle project was the brainchild of Janet Noland as a means of raising funds for scholarships when Colette Skeff was president of the club in 1998. Marilyn Davey, owner of Shades, Quilts, and Etc. was contacted as a source for making the first quilt and her shop has provided 20 of the one of a kind quilts towards the project through 2017. The first quilt was designed and sewn by Joyce Link and Vonda Holm and machine quilted by Ann Burkhart. Proceeds raised by the Crane Quilt Raffle are primarily used to fund college/vocational school scholarships to Monte Vista High School Key Club members. Although the Kiwanis Club has awarded scholarships for a number of years, statistics from 1998 reveal that 43 scholarships have been awarded through the raffle at a total of over $25,000.  Courtesy photo