The Annual Quilt Raffle
The Quilt Raffle is a Festival tradition in Shawano. Talented quilters have donated their pieced quilts to us so that we can pass them on to you. Anyone who has ever made a quilt knows what a gift these quilts have been! It’s called the Quilt Raffle, but it’s more than quilts. Musicians donate CDs and other merchandise. Crafters donate their goods. Sometimes, there's an afghan. Proceeds from the Raffle help keep the Festival affordable.
The 2021 Quilt
The 2021 Festival Quilt was made by Jan Koch, with help from Patty Luff. Jan is a Shawano resident who’s created many quilts over several decades. Many have been given to charities. She offered this queen-sized "Happy Times" quilt to the Shawano Folk Music Festival to “keep the music going.” Patty Luff is a Festival volunteer who assisted Jan, helped select the pattern and fabrics and learned some beginner’s quilting techniques.