Our quilt show chair, Robin Fouquette, never ceases to amaze us! Throughout the year, this award-winning quilter has created many delightful items that will be for sale in the Boutique at our quilt show next week.
And now this week, she displayed this show-stopper of a quilt that she's donating for silent auction at our quilt show. Robin hand-pieced the blocks and did her usual exquisite machine quilting throughout. Look at those feathered wreaths!
The 9 individual Trip Around the World blocks are pieced with 1.5" (finished) squares, and the entire quilt measures 53" x 71"--a perfect size for a wall hanging or large lap quilt.
Robin's label reads, "Some years ago I began making the Trip Around the World block, and made several quilts using the blocks. I couldn't seem to stop! The blocks are hand pieced, using Civil War Reproduction fabrics and an Indigo ShweShwe fabric from Da Gama Textiles in South Africa. One day I found fabric I thought might work with this diverse group of blocks and envisioned machine quilting some fancy feather wreaths."
The silent auction for the quilt begins at $350, which would be an incredible steal for this masterpiece. The winning bidder will be announced at 3:45 on Sunday, April 27th, the last day of our 2014 show. The entire purchase price will go to Lane County Historical Museum.