Saturday, September 3, 2011

What are you going to do with

that quilt?  That's the question I get most often from people I show my quilts to.  Usually my answer is 'nothing'.  It will get folded and displayed, tossed over the couch, or hung on a wall.  I don't usually make them with a bed or recipient in mind. 

Sometimes a quilt gets made because I wanted to take a class or learn a new technique.  That's the reason this quilt came to be.  It's the 2009 Thimbleberries quilt called Three C's. 



(It's tough to get an entire queen sized quilt into a picture.)  Each year Thimbleberries designs a quilt that will be released bit by bit to quilt shops hosting a Thimbleberries Club.  Once a month quilters will gather to receive their next batch of fabrics and the instructions to work towards completing a year long project.  I'd never participated before but have always admired the fabrics and patterns.  So, a few years ago I joined up and worked away at making this quilt.  It was a fun way to get to know a group of quilting ladies and to construct a queen sized quilt in manageable steps. 

I finished my quilt right away and handed it over to the long arm quilter.  When that step was done I brought it home, stitched on the binding and folded it up and tucked it away.  Then, this past spring I was at a meeting at church when we turned to discussing fund raising.  I remembered this quilt and quickly volunteered to donate it for a raffle. 

So, there it is.... up for adoption to the lucky ticket holder.  Come October 15th, at our church's fall dinner, someone will pull a ticket and announce a winner.  $2.00 a pop or 3 for $5.00.  It's not easy to let go, but it is an easy way for me to make a contribution to a worthy cause.  Let us not forget I have 2 kids in college now so creativity in giving is important. 

3 comments:

  1. It's wonderful!! Wish I could take a few chances on it!!

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  2. That is one gorgeous quilt, Pam! I'm sure it will generate a lot of bids for the church benefit :) How thoughtful and generous of you to donate it--the lucky winner is going to be thrilled!

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  3. Sorry it's taken me nearly a month to get back and comment on this... I love this quilt, it's beautiful and how generous of you to offer it up for auction. I hope it raises lots of money - I'm sure it will!

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