Meet the dazzling - and award-winning - 2018 raffle quilt!!
“Falling into Place” is this year’s unusual and beautiful raffle quilt featuring five cascading Bali Wedding Star blocks.
“Falling into Place”, pieced by Aicha Bourouh, Carol Capelle, Jane Frank, Jerrine Kirsch, Andrea Melius, Patty Morehouse and Darlene Smith, was originally intended to be the back for Bali Wedding Star (designed by Judy Niemeyer) raffle quilt a few years ago. But when Debbi Trevino started to long arm the quilt, it was apparent that the two pieces wouldn’t work together. The TCQG Board decided that the orphaned back could be placed in the silent auction, but Ginny Hildreth asked for the opportunity to long arm the back as its own quilt and enter it into quilt shows in hopes of a quilt provenance.
And what a history she gave this quilt. She won several ribbons for it based on her machine quilting. Titled “Falling into Place”, the quilt took third place for bed quilts at the 2015 Home Machine Quilting Show and was juried into the 2015 Machine Quilters Exposition. “Falling into Place” is as beautiful close up as it is from afar.
It was quilted with wool batting, so the quilt will be warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It measures 105 inches by 91 inches (a large queen).
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