The Legacy Fund Homecoming Quilt will be given away at half time during the homecoming game tonight. Opportunity Tickets are still available at $2 each or 3 for $5. They can be purchased at the home football game this evening prior to the drawing. Look for the red canopy tent to purchase tickets.All proceeds from ticket sales go to the Legacy Fund – Rush County Schools. The Legacy Fund (administered by the Rush County Community Foundation) exists to provide students with supplies and experiences that take them a step further toward becoming tomorrow’s leaders.
The 2013 Legacy Fund Homecoming Quilt in red and black colors consists of 324 pieces of fabric. Log Cabin quilts first made a wide-spread appearance in the United States in the 1860s during the time of the Civil War. The block name may very well have had a connection to the presidency of Abraham Lincoln. A red center symbolized the hearth of home, and a yellow center represented a welcoming light in the window. Anecdotal evidence, based on oral folklore, suggests that during the Civil War, a Log Cabin quilt with a black center hanging on a clothesline was meant to signal a stop for the Underground Railroad. Today, Log Cabin quilts are natural candidates for strip-piecing and take on very different patterns based on their final placement. The Legacy Fund Homecoming Quilt is in the Barn Raising pattern.