I like to make all kinds of quilts, from postcard to king-size. I have a Gammill longarm quilting machine, several domestic sewing machines, and also work with a Babylock Embellishing machine. In the past few years, I have tried my hand at painting with watercolors and art journaling. I also throw in a little nature photography and the occasional travel or grandchild pictures. Thanks for stopping by!
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Heritage Day Auction Quilts
Tonight was one of the summer meetings of the Capital Quilters Guild in Raleigh. We have only been having summer meetings for a couple of years now- in the past, the guild year ran from September through June. Tonight was the night to turn in Challenge quilts for the Heritage Days auction. For the past several years, we have had an October quilt auction to benefit a charity. Last year, we raised $11,000 for Military Missions in Action, which helps provide housing accommodations for disabled veterans. Mike Dorman again provided poignant stories of the work they have done to make bathrooms, kitchens, and entryways accessible for veterans in wheelchairs. We also had a young speaker who was named Scott Quilty. Perfect name for this blog! Scott was an officer who stepped on a land mine and lost both his right arm and his right leg. He looked great and strong, and is now working with Military Missions in Action.
We had a pretty good set of donated quilts for the challenge tonight. There will be more available at the Heritage Days auction in October, but the ones on display tonight were eligible for some nice prizes. The quilts were hung anonymously and voted on by "Viewer's Choice" ballot. Here are some of the ones that were donated and part of tonight's challenge.
One of my groups, Cyberbee, swapped fabrics to make these Bug Jars quilts a long time ago. Here is a Bug Jars quilt donated to the auction.
This one by Candy Joerendt was one of the award winners in the Challenge.
So was this VERY large quilt---probably a king size, in citrus colors.
This quilt featured a fabric I loved and purchased "beaucoup" of back in the nineties...Flower Market by Jennifer Sampou.
I think this one was called "Without a Gnome There Is No Garden." Still have not spotted the gnome! I believe it also won a Viewer's Choice prize.