Raffle Quilt

The 2018-19 raffle quilt was unveiled at our October meeting.  The raffle quilt chair is Tiffany Crowe. This year’s beautiful raffle quilt is the swoon design by Camille Roskelley. It is 80” x 80” with nine blocks. Upon close inspection, you’ll see the background fabric features French text. 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.

Tickets will be available for each member to pick up at guild meetings. The price is the same as in past years: $1 per ticket or 6 tickets for $5. The quilt will be raffled off at the June 2019 meeting. 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. So, with the holidays approaching, why don’t you pick up some raffle tickets to include in your holiday cards? Or, get ahead on your 2019 birthday cards and slip in a raffle ticket.

Last year’s 2017-18 raffle 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 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!