By Marianne Scott Rushville Republican
---- — Who is it that said, “Do something once and it’s new, do something twice and it’s tradition?” Well we’re not exactly sure who uttered this profound (and true) statement. What we do know is that the weird equation you heard about in 2012 is back! As we highlight that same equation in 2013 we build on the thought that Lions + Logs really do equal the Legacy Fund Homecoming Quilt 2013.
During Spring Break 2013, the next quilt was being pieced. The 2013 Legacy Fund Homecoming Quilt in red and black colors consists of 324 pieces of fabric. Proof again that Rushville Lions colors in a Log Cabin quilt pattern really to function well together. 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.
This year’s quilt made its debut at the Rush County Fair in June. Many thanks to all who stopped by the Rush County Schools Booth and purchased a ticket. The Legacy Fund Homecoming Quilt will be given away at half time during the homecoming game on Sept. 20, 2013. Opportunity Tickets are still available at $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00. They can be purchased at the Aug. 30, 2013 home football game, the Sept. 20 homecoming game (look for the red canopy). Tickets can also be purchased at the Legacy Fund Office (located at Rushville Elementary School East). 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.
Marianne Scott is the Legacy Fund director/Information officer with Rush County Schools.