The Huntington Quilters only fund raising activity is the Raffle Quilt. When the Guild year begins in September, raffle tickets are distributed to members for sale.
One of the few conditions of membership in our Guild is that each member is required to sell four raffle books. The drawing will be held in December.
The 2019 raffle quilt is called “Scrap Happy with a Twist!” This 99″ x 99″ quilt would be a wonderful additional to anyone’s collection.
The guild provided the neutral fabric strips and members provided all the darker strips from their private stashes. Many hands provided the beautiful blocks for this wonderful quilt. 42 members assembled the blocks to this beautiful, traditional quilt with a contemporary twist!
The custom quilting was done by Barbara Ryan of edge to edge by Statler. Barbara did a wonderful job of creating a unique and vibrant quilting design for our quilt.
A very heartfelt Thank you to all the members who participated in making this quilt possible. I appreciate everyone’s help.
The quilt will be displayed at various locations and guild meetings throughout Long Island before it will be raffled off at our year end celebration on December 3, 2019.
The 2018 Raffle Quilt is called, “Totally Tulip.”
The fabric is from designer Tula Pink’s, “Tabby Road.” The quilt size is 89 “× 90”.
We have had 38 members participate in the packet hand-outs. Some members slated to do other aspects of this quilt. The Wednesday night Tulip Workers are a lively group, doing incredible work. All 28 tulips are completed. They are bright, cheery and fun.
Here is a picture of some of the blocks. More pictures to be posted as the quilt is constructed.
Thank you to Lynne R and all the other women working on this beautiful and colorful project!
PAST RAFFLE QUILTS
The 2017 Huntington Quilters’ Raffle Quilt is the traditional Honeybee Pattern – a nod to our heritage as the Honeybee Pattern is our Logo.
Also, it is named after a much loved and missed member of our Guild. It is Arden’s Garden and it is amazing. The inspiration came from The Honey Bee Quilt by Erin@WhyNotSew.blogspot.com.
Over thirty five members cut, pieced blocks, borders, appliqued petals and added the purple binding…Arden’s favorite color. The quilt measures 85” x 89”. It truly was a work of love. It was quilted by Shirley York. Thank you to everyone for their dedicated hard work in putting this amazing quilt together.
PHOTO OF THE RAFFLE QUILT FOR 2017
The Huntington Quilters’ only fund raising activity is the raffle quilt. When the guild year begins in September, raffle tickets are distributed to the members for sale. One of the only conditions of membership in our guild is the requirement that each member sell four raffle books.
The Huntington Quilters Raffle Quilt is beautiful! Its titled “1940 Rosie the Riveter” from a design by Eleanor Burns. The pictures simply do not do it justice.
A close up detail of one of the blocks is below. The quilting on this quilt is extraordinary. It was done by Galina Sokolova-Miller of Quilting Treats in Woodbury- a spectacular job!
The lucky winner will be drawn on June 2, 2016, at the Huntington Quilters Guild meeting. Raffles are ONLY $1.00 each, or 6 for $5.00. HQ Members, please share this, and let us know if you need more raffle books, if you have a friend who’d like to buy a book, or where we can exhibit the quilt.
This project is generally overseen by a committee, and the blocks are pieced either by all the guild members or just the coordinators. The persons responsible for this project not only get to choose the design of the quilt, but also all of the fabrics that will go into it. They also determine how it will be quilted. If you would like to get involved in the planning of the 2016-2017 Raffle Quilt, please let Kathy know!