Even with a large group of quilters working on the quilt it takes a year to make one. This is our quilt for 2015. So far about 30 members of the guild have worked on it. Deadline to finish is October! Looks like we'll make it (isn't that a song title?!) But because a group is working on it together we can take on a challenging quilt!
This is the quilt we will draw for in September. It is a Piece of Cake design. We have found that bed size applique quilts tend to raise the most money for the camp.
Though this pieced batik quilt did well in 2012. This was based on an article in Quilters Newsletter on how to do a group pieced quilt. I'm still not a believer. It is much easier to put together blocks made by a group that are appliqued!
from Blackbird designs...
These quilts also give an opportunity to go out into the community at the art and the Home and Garden show to raise awareness of the guild. We always end up with a few new members after these events.
I like how different the quilts are from year to year...(I made the cherry block that year!)
This is another Piece of Cake design. Since the guild has been doing this for about 15 years many folks search us out at the Arts in the heart festival each September.
Prairie Flowers by B. BrackmanI need to scan in the earlier photos of the donation quilts so we can have them all in one place. I wish we had kept better records of how much we raised each year. I guess I could go back through the check registers...what chore!