Friday, January 20, 2012
"Little Daisy" Makes Her Debut (and a Give-Away)
Last night, I attended the Capital Quilters' Guild meeting in Raleigh...where we all got to meet "Little Daisy!" Our next Heritage Day quilt auction (on Oct. 6, 2012) will help to raise money not just for the guild, but for the local Girl Scout council. There will be two raffle quilts. This one is "Little Daisy," a smaller version of "Daisy of Savannah." Both quilts will feature the same fabrics and quilting, but the larger one will have five rows of five blocks each. That one will probably be ready by the February meeting.
Here is a close-up of the beautiful quilting by The Quilting Cowgirl, Cathy Kirk. Look at those splendid feathers!
If you look at the back side, you see that this could serve as a wholecloth quilt.
This is the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts. The founder, Juliette Gordon Lowe, was nicknamed Daisy. Everyone knows that the Girl Scouts are expert at sales- we have already had several knocking on our door for the fabulous annual cookie sale! They will be helping to sell tickets for the raffle, so we should have record-breaking sales!
Also at last night's meeting, there was the annual Silent Auction. Quilters bring in books, fabric, patterns, and other miscellaneous items that they no longer need. Bids start at only twenty-five cents! You would not believe the stuff that was available. Since I need to start purging my personal "stuff" prior to putting our house on the market, I brought twenty books to donate to the auction. Fortunately for me, they all sold except one.
The orphan from the auction is Lap Quilting With Georgia Bonesteel. Georgia is an icon of the quilting world, at least in North Carolina, where her TV show on PBS has been airing every year since 1979. I took a sun-printing class with Georgia at the North Carolina Quilt Symposium a few years ago. What a generous, classy lady! I was so impressed. She told us that this first book was, ironically, also her best-selling EVER.
So, if you would like to have this book, leave a comment or drop me an e-mail by Sunday night. If more than one person is interested, I will have a drawing to see who will be the winner. Make sure I have your e-mail address.