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October 26, 2002: Anna Childress of Inyo-Kern, California won the “Sleep Under the Stars” Lone Pine movie Quilt be raffled off to benefit the Beverly and Jim Rogers Museum of Lone Pine Film History. The winning ticket, filled in by Anna’s husband Randy, was drawn at the closing campfire at this year’s Festival.

Members of the local Mt. Whitney Quilt Guild made the quilt which has a center panel featuring the famous production still from the movie How the West Was Won. In all the other panels and then around the border are names of famous movie stars who have worked in Lone Pine. Each square was made by a different quilter using “southwestern” colors. The women all live in the
Owens Valley.

Anna and her husband live in a fifth wheel and look forward to retirement and traveling around the country. They said they have two dogs and not very much film so they decided to donate it to the Museum even though they were offered money to sell it to private collectors.

Beverly VanderWall, raffle chairman, reports that $8970 was raised for the Museum. The goal had been set high at $5000 for the fund-raiser.

Carol Dickman, president of the Quilt Guild, holds the winning ticket and shares the quilt with Anna Childress. The quilt will be hung in the Museum along with a plaque explaining Anna’s selfless gift. Now everyone will be able to enjoy this piece of folk art celebrating Lone Pine’s long film history.

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The Museum of Western Film History
701 S. Main Street
Lone Pine, CA 93545
760-876-9909