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Raffle Quilt

Image Title: 2021 Raffle Quilt - Serendipity
2021 Raffle Quilt - Serendipity

Our 2021 Quilt Show has been cancelled and our 2022 show is set for 3/25-26/2022.  We have permission from the State of Washington to delay our 2021 raffle drawing until the 2022 show.  If you have purchased tickets with the 2021 show date, they are still good.  They will be added into the raffle tickets for the 2022 show.

Constructed after a series of happy chances in 2019, the Guild's 2022 raffle quilt is a generous gift from Cheryl Whistler Garrison.  It all started at a quilt show where Cheryl bought several yards of a border print from Jason Yenter's 'Unusual Gardens' line for In the Beginning fabrics.  At the same time, Cheryl picked up a bundle of fat quarters from Designs by JB.  When Cheryl got home, she happened to stash her new purchases on a shelf next to a bunch of appliqued blocks she had done in a class with Mary Sorenson 'years ago'.  "Then it struck me," she describes her epiphany.  "It all looked great together?"  She used the "Log Cabin in the Garden" pattern Jason designed but substituted her applique blocks instead of his printed panels.

The exquisite quilting was done by Teresa Silva. [Had our 2020 show not been cancelled, she would have been our quest artist.]  The result is the "Serendipity" quilt which measures 69" X 86".

2023 Raffle Quilt

The guild is already planning their 2023 raffle quilt.  The pattern is called Sew Many Scraps, a quilt-along from American Patchwork & Quilting, April 2019.

It requires a bazillion 1.5" strips.  The guild is asking members to donate from their statsh; 3 different strips with dark to medium values and 2 different strips on the light side.  When small groups can safely gather, we'd love volunteers to sub-cut, seam, press, and set blocks.  Trista Self has already volunteered for the quilting job.