WELCOME to the National Quilting Association’s Raffle Quilt Display Page! It is our pleasure to share your one-of-a-kind quilt with the visitors to the NQA website. This site is for the exclusive use of NQA member chapters to display the talent of their membership.
On behalf of the NQA, our thanks to you for sharing the talent of your membership and best wishes in your fund-raising efforts! Questions or comments can be directed to : NQA Chapter Services: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Star Crossing" was hand appliquéd, paper pieced, and machine pieced by members of the Quilter’s Crossing Quilt Guild located in Palm Harbor, Florida. It was also designed by the Guild’s Electric Quilt 7 group. The queen size quilt measures 95 inches x 86 inches. The center is a fractured star with arrowhead blocks surrounding the center. The applique is on the top and bottom which helps create a rectangular quilt. The outer border is made of mill and star blocks. Many members took part in making our Opportunity quilt and are greatly appreciated. This included our own member who did the long arm quilting, Krissy Brawner. The proceeds from our Opportunity Quilt will go to the Wounded Warrior Project. Chairperson-Patricia Anderson coordinated and participated in this endeavor.
Tickets may be purchased for $1 each and may be purchased at the show or by sending a check and SASE to Quilter’s Crossing, Attention Pat Anderson, P. O. Box 1843, Palm Harbor, FL 34682. Drawing is on January 31, 2015. All requests must be received by January 23, 2015.
2015 CQL* Opportunity Quilt, “Brilliant Trip Around the World”
This 76 X 90 quilt, created by the COLONIAL QUILT LOVERS of Elizabeth City, North Carolina, made its debut at CQL’s 2014 Day of Sharing. The quilt is made from brightly colored Batiks arranged in a traditional Trip Around the World pattern, with a twist. The quilt was machine quilted by CQL guild member Kimber Bannan. No fees were paid to the quilt makers. The winner’s name will be drawn the last day of our quilt show, “Color my World”, on April 18 2015
CQL made this opportunity quilt to help fund operating expenses and charities that CQL supports such as Project Linus, Quilts of Valor, and Community Quilts. If you would like to purchase opportunity tickets, you may do so by sending a check to: Colonial Quilt Lovers Opportunity Quilt, PO Box 2198, Elizabeth City, NC 27906-2198. Tickets are $1 each or $5.00 for six tickets. Please make your check payable to “Colonial Quilt Lovers” and be sure to include your name, address and telephone number so that we may fill out your tickets correctly. (If you could send address labels we could affix for you, that would be even better!) You will receive the stubs from your tickets by return mail. CQL thanks you for your continued support!
* Colonial Quilt Lovers is a non-profit (501c3) organization
Georgia Celebrates Quilts®
“Autumn Splendor” is the creation of more than 60 ECQG members over a years’ time. The 92” x 92” quilt is adapted by Linda Simons from Edyta Sitar’s pattern “Common Bride” used with permission. Over 450 hours were dedicated to modifying the design, selecting fabric, assembling kits, making the top. Guild member Bella Bamert’s machine quilting provides the perfect finishing touch.
This medallion quilt is a complex combination of pieced blocks – a central feathered star, LeMoyne stars, and “Trip to the Alter” flower blossoms – and intricate appliquéd stems and leaves that bring the creation together. The quilt includes more than 60 fabrics, mostly batiks, and has 25 star blocks, 20 blossom blocks, 212 1.5” half-square triangles, 208 diamonds, 284 on-point squares in the last pieced border, 376 hand appliquéd leaves and 10 yards of hand appliquéd bias stems.
Tickets are $1.00 each and the drawing will be held on June 13, 2015 at Georgia Celebrates Quilts®, the Guild’s biennial quilt show. You do not need to be present to win. Proceeds support the Guild’s educational programs. To purchase tickets by mail, send a SASE to Colleen Olsen, PO Box 71561, Marietta, GA 30007 with a check payable to ECQG. Mail orders accepted for 5 tickets or more. More information at www.ecqg.com.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE: To display your chapter’s Raffle Quilt, we need a good resolution, digital photo of your completed quilt. Also, we invite you to include a paragraph or two describing the creation of the quilt. The paragraph will be used as a caption with the photo. Information can include, but is not limited to:
Name and location of the NQA chapter & creator(s) of the quilt
Number of individuals involved in the making of the quilt
The name(s) of beneficiaries who may benefit from the monies raised from the sale of the raffle tickets.
The address of the chapter’s website and/or any contact to purchase raffle tickets.
The date schedule for the drawing of the winner of the raffle quilt.
To upload the photo and the written description/caption of the completed raffle quilt, please contact the Chapter Services Chair at email@example.com. Please label your photo with the name of your guild to assist us, and have the description either in the email or as a separate document attached to the email.