Raffle Quilt

Guild member  Maryam Othman  made this year’s stunning raffle quilt.

Guild member Maryam Othman made this year’s stunning raffle quilt.

The 2019-20 raffle quilt was revealed at our Sept. 3, 2019 meeting. Maryam Othman made the quilt — cutting, piecing, quilting and binding. It is the Arcadia Avenue pattern from Sassafras Lane Designs. Maryam used a foundation paper piecing technique and quilted it free motion with her longarm Gammill Vision 2.0, adding crystals to give it the sparkle. The size is 72 x 90 inches.

The quilt will be raffled off at our June 2020 meeting. Tickets will be available for each member to pick up at guild meetings. Pricing is as follows: $1 per ticket, 6 tickets for $5, or $20 for a packet of 24 tickets. This year’s co-chairs are Marita Stone and Sally Stephenson. If you have questions, please email raffle@bloomingtonquiltersguild.org.

The raffle quilt is so important to our guild, as it funds our speakers and helps to keep our dues low. Slip in a raffle ticket with your birthday cards. Post it on Facebook that you’re selling raffle tickets. Your salesmanship is appreciated!

Earlier Raffle Quilts

Our 2018-19 quilt, raffled off at the June 4, 2019 meeting, was a swoon design by Camille Roskelley. Linda Shanks was the lucky winner. The quilt is 80” x 80” with nine blocks. Upon close inspection, the background fabric features French text. The raffle quilt chair was Tiffany Crowe. Blocks were made by Janice Arvesen, Betsy Glassey, Wendy Hodina, Jane Pitt, Barbara Richards, Kathy Sheehan, and Dedaimia Whitney.Wendy constructed the top and Jane quilted it. Diana McGlocklin finished the binding and sleeve.

The 2017-18 quilt "Scrappy Bear Paw" was revealed at the September 5, 2017 meeting. It was designed and pieced by Betsy Glassey and quilted by Jane Pitt. Both are guild members. This beauty is 94" x 94" with cheerful colors. The quilt was raffled off at our end-of-the-year quilt year meeting on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. 

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The lucky winner for 2017-18 was Amy Stewart, who joined the guild in February 2018. She began quilting with a teacher friend in 2006, when she decided to make a baby quilt for her niece. Then she moved to San Angelo, Texas, and walked into a quilt shop no bigger than a garden shed, run by a wonderful quilter who had written several quilt books. They started a friendship and Amy learned some of the technical aspects of quilting. Now, we're glad to have her here in Bloomington!