CORTLAND - Two Lake Vista Retirement Community of Cortland residents have spent time completing a patriotic-themed quilt which they plan to auction this month to raise money for a waterfall sculpture.
Mary Ann Solomon and Rachel Downing have pieced together the 70-by-170-inch quilt.
The center of the quilt is the U.S. Army insignia, the date 1775, and includes cannons, ammunition and gold star accents. The design is surrounded by three borders.
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Mary Ann Solomon, left, and Rachel Downing, both residents of Lake Vista of Cortland, pieced together and hand-quilted a patriotic quilt which they plan to auction as a fundraiser to generate money for a waterfall sculpture.
Solomon said one border promotes the national symbol of dedication and loyalty, the "Pledge of Allegiance," and is surrounded by two borders of military blue and khaki.
The quilt's reverse side is the "Pledge of Allegiance" in black print on a beige background.
The women are offering the quilt to the highest bidder above $200.
Bids can be registered by calling 330-638-0346 before Oct. 30.
''All proceeds will help generate a fund to install a therapeutic waterfall sculpture to be located in the long-term care unit courtyard at Lake Vista,'' Solomon said.
Both women thought a veteran or veteran's group might like the quilt.
To see the quilt, call 330-637-0226. The quilt also be displayed at the fall festival on Oct. 22 at Lake Vista.