GCO Raffle Quilt

GCO Raffle Quilt (photo provided by Valentine Photography)
GCO Raffle Quilt (photo provided by Valentine Photography)

Here is the finished GCO quilt. The quilt measures approximately 57” wide by 57” long (slightly larger than a double bed).  This quilt project represents the handiwork of many GCO members who each embroidered a square from “A”  for Aster to “Z” for Zinnia and all letters between.  Each letter of the alphabet represents a plant. You will see that every Ohio district is represented and a list of participants is included at the end of this article. Two additional quilt squares are attached to the back of the quilt.

This lovely quilt is a fund-raising project to support the GCO’s Life Scholarship Fund. Raffle tickets are being sold by all District Directors and can be purchased for $5 per ticket or 5 tickets for $20.00.  The profit from the sale of raffle tickets goes directly to our Life Scholarship fund.  As you probably know, the principal in that fund is never touched.  The interest earned goes each year to provide a college scholarship to those studying conservation and beautification within the GCO broader scope such as floriculture, agronomy, plant pathology, forestry, landscape design/architecture, and environmental concerns.  Last year a $3,000 scholarship was awarded.  Let’s help grown this fund to help future students!

The drawing for the quilt will be held at the 2018 annual meeting in Cincinnati.  Plan on attending as you will want to be there to see if you are the winner of this beautiful artwork!  Thank you for your support.
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GCO  2017-19 QUILT PROJECT
ALL HAND WORK COMPLETED BY GARDEN CLUB MEMBERS

AKRON DISTRICT
TWINSBURG GARDEN CLUB BY NAOMI STUTZMAN LETTER “U” FOR UVULARIA
LITTLE FLOWER GARDEN CLUB BY DIANE VANDERMAN LETTER “Y” FOR YARROW

CANTON DISTRICT
AVONCREST GARDEN CLUB BY JANET WEIR LETTER “A” FOR ASTER
CARROLLTON GARDEN CLUB BY RUTH ANN CAPPER LETTER “D” FOR DAFFODIL
AFTERNOON GARDEN CLUB BY DEANNA STEARNS LETTER “V” FOR VIOLET
NEIGHBORHOOD GARDEN CLUB BY ANETTE MONTGOMERY LETTER “Z” FOR ZINNIA
ST. MICHAEL GARDEN CLUB BY DEANNA STEARNS LETTER “R” FOR ROSE
GARDEN CLUB OF OHIO BY PRESIDENT, DEANNA STEARNS LETTER “W” FOR WISTERIA

CINCINNATI DISTRICT
WESTERN HILLS GARDEN CLUB BY PATTI KENNY LETTER “H” FOR HELICHRYSUM (STRAWFLOWER)
MONFORT HEIGHTS GARDEN CLUB BY MARY LOU SMITH LETTER “L” FOR LILY OF THE VALLEY

CLEVELAND DISTRICT
GATES MILLS GARDEN CLUB BY KELLY SIEMBORSKI FOR LETTER “G” -GERANIUM
MAYFIELD VILLAGE GARDEN CLUB BY ELAINE SCHRAMM LETTER “M” FOR MORNING GLORY
PERENNIAL GARDENERS OF CHESTERLAND BY SUSIE SZABO LETTER “P” FOR PANSY

COLUMBUS DISTRICT
ANNEHURST GARDEN CLUB BY PAULA BLUE LETTER “T” FOR TULIP
FRANKLIN GARDEN CLUB BY SHIRLEY BRITT LETTER “S” FOR SUNFLOWER
SERENDIPITY GARDEN CLUB BY LYNN FRONK LETTER “Q” FOR QUEEN ANN’S LACE
WESTERVILLE GARDEN CLUB BY CONNIE KORALESKI LETTER “K” FOR KALANCHOE

DAYTON DISTRICT
LEBANON GARDEN CLUB BY SUE FRANKLIN LETTER “N” FOR NASTURTIUM
GREENVIEW GARDEN CLUB BY LOUISE THOMPSON LETTER “X” FOR XERANTHEMUM
GARDEN CLUB OF OHIO OFFICIAL SEAL EMBROIDERED BY MICKIE MARQUIS’ MOTHER, DOLORES HOLLINGSWORTH WHICH IS THE CENTER OF THE QUILT

MANSFIELD DISTRICT
BERLIN HEIGHTS GARDEN CLUB BY WANDA ADELMAN LETTER “B” FOR BLUEBELLS
DOWN TO EARTH GARDEN CLUB BY BONNIE FABER LETTER “F” FOR FOXGLOVE

JACKSON DISTRICT
FRANKFORT GARDEN CLUB BY SHARON OWSLEY LETTER “O” FOR ORCHID

TOLEDO DISTRICT
RIVER RUN GARDEN CLUB BY SARA MOOMAW LETTER “C” FOR CYCLAMEN
SERENDIPITY DESIGNERS’ GUILD BY CAROL MANTEY LETTER “J” FOR JACK IN THE PULPIT

YOUNGSTOWN DISTRICT
FOUR SEASONS GARDEN CLUB BY CAROL CORONITE LETTER “I” FOR IRIS
TRUMBULL COUNTY HERB SOCIETY BY DI MATIJEVIC LETTER “E” FOR EASTER LILY