After signatures were sold and the blocks embroidered, a quilt was put together and raffled off., furthering the fundraising.
The Michigan State Museum has a quilt in their collection that was a fundraiser for the KKK. You can ready about the quilt here: http://www.quiltindex.org/basicdisplay.php?kid=1E-3D-100A
Not a cause I would support, but it is a part of quilt history.
There are other examples of signature quilts that are used as fundraisers.
So I was excited to read this in the news.. A Redword Fundraising quilt that was made in World War I has been placed in a museum. Here is the link: http://www.theifp.ca/news/first-world-war-quilt-returns-almost-100-years-later/
It is a great article and a great story about a quilt.