Friday, April 18, 2014

A Stunning Quilt Up For Bid!

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.

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