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 only conditions of membership in our Guild is the requirement that each member sell four raffle books. The drawing will be held in December.
This year the 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
PAST RAFFLE QUILTS
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!