women participated in the 50th Anniversary Statehood Quilt project
organized by the Anchorage Convention and Visitors Bureau. Cathy Quinn of the
Salvation Army and Sue Byers designed and completed the Kodiak square in a
couple weeks of part time work. Their square was selected, along with 55 others
from around the state, out of 147 that were submitted from 22 communities
around the state.
See all the quilt squares here .
works in the Chaplain's office at the Kodiak Coast Guard Base, said she and
Quinn had a good time designing and creating the square:
-- (Quilt 1 21 sec "It
didn't take much ... the outlining for us.")
the quilt represents the Salvation Army's presence in Alaska, and shows off
-- (Quilt 2 57 sec "The
Salvation Army flag ... a map of the Kodiak Island.")
The map and
the Salvation Army boat were both printed on fabric, and, along with the other
elements, adhered to the background:
-- (Quilt 3 19 sec "We
basically did the ... in a blanket stitch.")
All of the
submitted blocks were sewn into nine large panels by volunteers from the Alaska
Fiber Festival, and will travel the state this year, appearing at various
museums and libraries around Alaska.