Northborough – There's a sweet touch of mystery in the queen-size quilt now being raffled by the Friends of the Northborough Senior Center. Years ago, a skilled quilter hand-worked 12 colorful medallions in the Dresden Plate design, apparently with a finished quilt in mind.
Jo Anne Romagosa of Centre Drive in Northborough likes to think the quilter was a “nice lady” – perhaps a local resident – who used household fabric scraps from the 1940s to create the medallions. But, that's where the work on the quilt stopped and, eventually, the medallion sections were donated to the Northborough Senior Center's quilting group.
This year, Romagosa decided to complete the quilt. In keeping with the mystery lady's method of hand-work, she's using her own skill to finish the quilt with 1940s-style sashing and quilting it by hand rather than by machine. And, as a member of the quilting and hand-applique groups, she wants the Senior Center to benefit from her work. That's why she turned to the Friends of the Northborough Senior Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that raises funds to support the Northborough Council on Aging and the Senior Center.
The Friends have launched a raffle for the queen-size quilt, with tickets on sale at the Senior Center reception desk, 119 Bearfoot Rd., the Friends” Country Store on Fair Nov. 19 or from members of the Friends. Tickets are $2 for one or $5 for three, and the winner's name will be drawn at the Friends” Chocolate Spectacular, to be held Feb. 9, 2012.