Friday, July 11, 2014
Three and Four
My main contribution was the creation of a raffle quilt. Since the focus of our effort was a community in Nigeria, I decided that African fabrics were the way to go. Fortunately, right around that time there was a quilt show -- how convenient! -- and while I was there I bought a bunch of FQs. I wanted a little more variety, and lo! and behold! my internet friend Wanda was working with African fabrics at the same time! I wrote and offered to purchase any scraps she didn't need and she responded with a bulging bag of goods for a ridiculously low price. When I challenged that, she said she wanted to make a contribution to the cause.
My quilt brought in more than $1,000 and I even knew the person who won it!
These quilts will be bound in black. They measure 36x36.
So I've upped my goal from four to six, and I'm back to the Civil War for #5. This one will involve a flock of flying geese.
Then, for #6, I'm going to plunge into those fabrics I received yesterday and try to get at least one lap quilt from them. It would be nice to share a picture with my friend.
Posted by Nancy Stevens on Friday, July 11, 2014