Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Win a One-of-a-Kind War of 1812 Commemorative Quilt!

war of 1812 quilt - preserve the pensions

Genea-Quilters, founded by Pat Richley-Erickson, Gena Philibert-Ortega and Tami Osmer-Glatz, have created a one of a kind War of 1812 commemorative quilt in support of the Preserve the Pensions project. In order to maintain the old timey feel, the quilt was pieced together using patterns of the time period of 1812-1900, when most of the War of 1812 pensioners’ wives and mothers would have been making quilts.

Genea-Quilters have kindly donated this unique quilt to be given away as the grand prize in our drawing. For every $ 1 donated to Preserve the Pensions an entry is made into the drawing. The winner will be announced at the 2013 FGS Conference being held at the Grand Wayne Convention Center in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, August 21-24, 2013.

Here’s How To Win!

war of 1812 quilt - preserve the pensions

The Genea-Quilters have out done themselves as you can see from the pictures of this amazing Bi-Centennial Commemorative Quilt! This Carpenter’s Star quilt was created by over a dozen Genea-Quilters to support the fundraising efforts to Preserve the Pensions for the soldiers of the War of 1812. Yes, you have the opportunity to own this quilt – here’s how!

Make a donation to the Preserve the Pensions project by visiting www.preservethepensions.org . Click on the Donate button and make your donation. Be sure to check the box “Please enter this donation into the War of 1812 Quilt Drawing.” Each dollar donated increases your chances of this quilt being awarded to you.

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If you choose to mail your donation to the FGS Business Office at: P.O. Box 200940, Austin, TX 78720-0940, please make your check payable to “Preserve the Pensions” and note on your check “Quilt Drawing.”

About Preserve the Pensions

war of 1812 quilt - preserve the pensions

The Federation of Genealogical Societies in conjunction with the National Archives, fold3, and Ancestry.com are leading the effort to raise $3.7 million dollars to digitize 180K Pensions and Bounty Land files of the War of 1812, including 7.2 million images and making those images available free online.

Each dollar donated to this project preserves two images of a War of 1812 pension or bounty land application. Ancestry.com has generously agreed to match each dollar donated with an equal number of images preserved, so each dollar donated actually preserves four images! Please consider a donation of $25, $45, $100, $250 or $500 today and help preserve a cherished piece of American history!

The digitized images that have already been captured are available for FREE online and will always be free. You may view these free images at http://go.fold3.com/1812pensions/.

1 comment:

  1. Thomas, can a Society donate to the campaign and be eligible to win the quilt? If so, are there any restrictions on what the Society can do with the quilt, e.g., have a member raffle? Thanks, Denise Richmond


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