2017-08-09 / Rockingham

‘Best Raffle Ever’ to benefits Wardsboro Library

Fiber artist Linda Gifkins, right, and Friends Chairperson Mike Cooney display the handmade, one-of-a-kind Christmas tree skirt donated by Gifkins to the Friends of the Wardsboro Library. — COURTESY PHOTOFiber artist Linda Gifkins, right, and Friends Chairperson Mike Cooney display the handmade, one-of-a-kind Christmas tree skirt donated by Gifkins to the Friends of the Wardsboro Library. — COURTESY PHOTOWARDSBORO — Each year, the Friends of the Wardsboro Library sponsors a special raffle to benefit the support of the Gloria Danforth Memorial Building, the home of the Wardsboro Public Library. This year’s prize for “The Best Raffle Ever” is a one-of-a-kind Christmas tree skirt, handmade and donated by Wardsboro fiber artist Linda Gifkins. The 52-inch round tree skirt, titled “Christmas in New England,” is hand hooked in 100 percent hand-cut wool, hand-dyed new and recycled fiber, on natural color linen backing. It has a retail value of $900.

The folk art, primitive style scene was designed by fiber artist Julie Thomas of “The Old Tattered Flag.”

Gifkins is a member of the Association of Traditional Hooking Artists. She has made previous donations of her work to the Friends, and was the featured “Artist of the Month” at the Wardsboro Library in June.

Raffle tickets are available at the Wardsboro Public Library, the 15th Annual Gilfeather Turnip Festival on Oct. 28 in Wardsboro, or available to print from the Friends’ website, www.friendsofwardsborolibrary.org. The drawing will be at 2 p.m. at the Gilfeather Turnip Festival.

For more information about the Friends, visit www.friendsofwardsborolibrary.org.

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