Raffle Quilts

Our guild members enjoy creating raffle quilts. Members contribute blocks to collaboratively create a beautiful quilt. Raffle tickets are sold to raise funds to support guild programs and charities.

2018 raffle quilt

BCQG 2018 raffle quiltThis quilt began with 9-patch blocks sewn by members from batiks in autumn colors, and the blocks were incorporated into a design adapted from Norah McMeeking’s Bella Roma design.

Sheila Fredette did the amazing job of adapting the design, creating the center medallion, and putting it all together. Gail Von Hoene of Stitch Meisters did the beautiful machine quilting and finishing, and Ann Acquilano created the label.

The completed 94″x100″ quilt was revealed to members and guests at our July meeting, and tickets are on sale now at $2 each or 3 tickets for $5. The drawing for the winning ticket will take place at the 2019 Uncle Eli’s Quilting Party on April 4, 2019. Tickets are available for sale from members and at area events. To see the quilt in person and buy your tickets, look for us at upcoming local events including:

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2017 raffle quilt – Tree of Life

Tree of Life raffle quilt

This raffle quilt was completed in February 2017. The Tree of Life quilt was pieced by guild members with Sheila adding the appliqué border and Ann making the label for the back. The queen sized quilt was quilted by Gina Boone. Check out this index of included block names.

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. 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.

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First raffle quilt – Carousel

Our first raffle quilt featured embroidered carousel images set in a log cabin background. Linda Ford was the lucky winner of the raffle and received the quilt in December of 2015, and then Linda joined our guild!

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