The Friends of the Library revealed the quilt to be raffled off during the 2013 Christmas sale this year. The Oklahoma-themed quilt, named “The Quilt of Oklahoma,” was created by Betty Harris.
Harris is a longtime library patron in Durant and has donated to the Friends of the library many times before, however this is the first quilt she has donated to the group.
“She’s been donating for years,” said the library’s Circulation and Administration Assistant and Friends of the Library member Angie Mullen.
Mullen said Harris has donated several books, audio-books and more to support the group’s efforts. Friends of the Library aid the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center and Library with any need it has.
The Friends of the Library group sponsors databases used by the Durant Public Library and raises money for things such as sculptures and artwork in the library. The members of the group volunteer their assistance within the library, as well.
Harris said each block of the quilt she is donating represents a different aspect of Durant and she created a guide to show what each represents.
Harris said she had been working on the idea for the quilt for several years before actually creating it. The quilt took 8 months to complete.
Tickets for the raffle to win the quilt are on sale now for $1. They can be purchased at the circulation desk in the library or from any Friends of the Library member.
Tickets will also be available at the group’s upcoming book sale October 3 through 5 and through the Christmas sale in early December.
The raffle will take place at the end of the Christmas sale on December 7.