Sisters Linda Upham of Washington and Mary Ellen Anderson of Nobleboro have donated a quilt to be used in a quilt raffle to benefit the Finn-Am Society scholarships; the Finnish Congregational Church restoration; and education at the Finnish Heritage House.

The sisters wanted to do something to honor their Finnish heritage and, being avid quilters, making a quilt seemed the way to go. A pattern was chosen with the thought of using fabrics in blue and white, which are the colors of the Finnish flag. They worked together on the top and Upham, owner of Upham Machine Quilting, finished the quilt with a beautiful feather stitch.

They have donated the 86-by-86-inch queen-size machine-quilted quilt in memory of their grandmother Jenny (Harjula) Anderson; their father Arthur E. Anderson; and their aunt Ina Joyce (Anderson) Hill.

Raffle tickets are $5 each; the winning ticket will be drawn over Labor Day Weekend. Tickets are being sold by the sisters, as well as by members of the Finn-Am Society every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Heritage House, adjacent to the church on Route 131. Tickets also will be sold during Thomaston’s Old-Fashioned 4th of July festivities.

For more information, contact Kristi Fish at 594-5032.