Sunday, 20 July 2008

Charity Quilt

My quilting group alternate each year between holding an exhibition and making a quilt for charity. This year we wanted to contribute to the "really local" community. The Kuwanis group run many programs that support youths in our area. As a fundraiser they are holding an Art Show in September. Our quilt will be a major prize in the raffle. The quilt is titled "Heritage Sampler: Celebrating Our Past" designed by Lori Smith. It was a great choice for a group quilt - beginners pieced the half-square triangles in the border while intermediates pieced a block, needle-turn appliqued a block or pieced the top together.

Here is the quilt ready for the binding. The longarm quilting was donated by Deep Creek Quilting in Carisbrook,Victoria.

We need to attach the binding, photograph the quilt and have it valued so the value can be printed on the raffle tickets.


Bernadette said...

What a beautiful quilt, well done to your group. Welcome to blogland also!

Sooziii said...

This is a beautiful quilt - I especially love the birds.
Welcome to the wonderful, fun world of blogging.

Lindi said...

The quilt is gorgeous!
Welcome to blogging.You'll amaze yourself with what you learn to do. Just jump in and experiment - try everything and ask questions if you get stuck. There's always someone who can answer you.
Last year Soozii had a decorate for Christmas challenge and I learnt heaps doing that!