After a long year of attending numerous quilt shows, various local festivals and town events to display and sell tickets for our 2017 Tree of Life raffle quilt, we took the quilt for its final showing at the 87th annual Uncle Eli’s Quilting Party on April 5, 2018. Organizers of the event reported record crowds in attendance. Ticket sales were brisk all morning right up until the actual drawing at 11:30.
When the winning name of Doris Banner was announced, there was a cry from behind the announcer saying, “That’s my mama!” and BCQG member Terri-Lynne jumped up to claim the quilt for her mother.
Check out photos from Uncle Eli’s 2018 quilting party and enjoy the video below of the actual drawing.
A good time was had by the many guild members who attended the event. There were many quilts – both old and new to enjoy and many friends – old and new to share our love of quilting with.
- Uncle Eli’s Quilting Party Facebook page
- 2015 video about Uncle Eli’s
- History of event: 1986 article from American Quilt Study Group
- Times News article in advance of the 2018 87th bee
- Times News article about record attendance in 2018