Sunday, February 10, 2019

Raffle Quilt Update

A group of ten MLQG members met on February 4th and chose a design for our 2020 raffle quilt. It will be a scrappy, strippy quilt. We are hoping for applique borders if there is member support to applique. A tutorial for the block can be found by clicking here.

We need help from all MLQG members. Needed is some of your stash, some of your time, your sewing skills, and your support to get this quilt finished and ready to raffle.

Specific needs --
Quilt-shop-quality fabrics

1)  Strips or strings of fabrics -- strip widths from 1 1/4" to 2 1/2 ". Minimum strip length is 5", and will happily take width of fabric. Looking for lots of variety, so please share batiks, reproduction, 30s, country, checks, plaids, stripes, and anything else you have.

2) Chunks of 2 1/2 " or a bit larger. Can be squares, triangles, and odd-shaped pieces.

3) Black fabric -- not really solid black, but reads or shows mostly black. Same strip widths as above. Minimum strip length of 12", and will happily take width of fabric.

Fabric will be collected beginning with the February 18th MLQG meeting. Please help us! For variety, please limit your individual fabric contribution to one plastic grocery-size bag at this time.

Plans are being made for a work bee/workshop in the near future. Stay tuned for information to be posted soon.

If you have questions or wish to volunteer to help with an applique border, please contact Tess McC. (her contact info can be found on your copy of the guild roster and newsletter), or you can comment on this post and we'll make sure Tess gets your message.

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