Theater at Monmouth’s 50th Anniversary season quilt raffle runs through Sept. 22

MONMOUTH — Members of the Cumston Area Quilters have created a handmade quilt to be raffled off as part of the Theater at Monmouth’s 50th anniversary celebration.
The raffle will continue through the theater’s 2019 “What Dreams May Come” Summer Repertory Season; the winner will be drawn at the final performance of “Sense and Sensibility” Sept. 22.
Michelle Young and Pam Mason of Monmouth and Tina Barden of Wayne pooled their talents to create the celebratory quilt for Theater at Monmouth. The “Pride & Purpose Quilt” was designed by Kaye England, machine pieced from fabric designed by Wilmington Prints, and machine-quilted by Dee Roberge. In addition to the quilt itself, which measures 80-by-93-inches, the winner will receive two shams and a quilted carry-case.
“We were totally overwhelmed by the support of the Cumston Area Quilters,” said producing artistic director Dawn McAndrews. “The time and commitment they put into creating this beautiful work of art was awe-inspiring. I’d like to win it myself, but I bet there is a patron out there who has come to nearly every play for 50 years — and they deserve the right to win it.”
Members of the Cumston Area Quilters agree and have said they plan to purchase raffle tickets to win the quilt themselves.
Raffle tickets can be purchased at the Theater at Monmouth Box Office before and during intermission for all performances of the 2019 Season. All proceeds will benefit Theater at Monmouth’s artistic, education and community engagement programs.