Sunday, October 25, 2015

2016 Raffle quilt - a preview

Of course, we are making a quilt to raffle in conjunction with our 2016 Quilt Show on 8th - 10th April 2016. The raffle proceeds will go to Studio ARTES, who will mount a small guest exhibition within the main display, showcasing the work of textile artists working at the studio.

Work on this very special quilt has been in progress since early this year, under the excellent and expert guidance of Miriam and Janice, with input from many members. The fabrics are mostly French in origin, of very high quality, and were donated via QuiltNSW. It is now with our member JoAnn who is a very accomplished professional long-arm quilter, for her to add her magic.

We will start selling tickets at Studio ARTES Ride-a-Day event in Hornsby mall on 5th December (more about that in a few weeks). For now, here is a review of the finished top and the backing fabric ...
The individual blocks were made by group members
The on-point layout was designed and sewn by Janice and
Miriam, with much precise measurement to ensure it all fit
together perfectly.
A beautiful French toile, part of the donated fabric bundle was
chosen for the back - the quilt will be reversible.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to making of this lovely quilt.

A second raffle prize of a basket of quilting and swing related items is being put together over the next few months.

You can follow the quilt's progress, preparation for the Quilt Show and out collaboration with Studio ARTES here, and via the Facebook page we have started to help promote it, on Instagram@fairholmequilters #fairholmequilters #fairholmequiltersquiltshow2016

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