FARMINGTON — Two heirloom-quality hand-pieced quilts have been donated by longtime Farmington quilter Patricia Hayden to be raffled off as a fundraiser for Old South First Congregational Church.

Each quilt will have only 100 raffle tickets, sold for $10 per ticket. The two winning tickets will be drawn once all the raffle tickets are sold.

All proceeds will support the church’s community service, outreach and youth programs, including the new Essentials Closet, and ongoing programs such as the youth-operated Coat Closet and Pancakery, and the Community Lunch, according to a news release from Debbie-Davis-Robinson with the church.

This quilt is 60 inches by 60 inches, featuring multicolor scrap blocks assembled to create a light and dark criss-cross pattern. The back is designed with strips in shades of blue framing a center block with additional shades of blue and complimentary accents. This quilt was made in 2013. Both Patricia Hayden’s and Cherie Tompkins’ names are written alongside the date of completion. Roy Scribner photo

Hayden has had a lifelong music career, retiring after 38 years as organist at Old South First Congregational Church in August, and accompanist in the greater Farmington area for countless musical groups and events over the years.

Each quilt’s top pieces were hand sewn together by Hayden, then all layers were assembled and custom topstitched by Cherie Tompkins at her quilt shop Pins and Needles with a long-arm quilting machine.

This quilt, 58 inches by 72 inches, and features shades of yellow, reds, blues, tan, and other accent colors. Each block has points around the center square. The back has a lighter background with a small open print that complements the quilt front. This quilt was finished in 2018 and displays both Patricia Hayden’s and Cherie Tompkins’ names alongside the date. Roy Scribner photo

Raffle tickets are available at the Old South Church, 235 Main St., during office hours (call 207-778-0424). They are also at Wears and Wares and Good Times Unlimited RV, both on the Wilton Road in Farmington, Sunday mornings from 10:30-11 a.m. during coffee hour following worship service, and during the intermission at Old South Church Concert Series events.

Tickets will be available until all tickets are sold for both quilts.

For more information, contact Davis-Robinson at or 207-491-5919.


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