Tuesday, April 25, 2017


Every year, Pioneer Quilters make blocks based on older designs, to raffle off.  This year's design is Dresden Plates, in lovely 1930s reproduction fabrics.  

There are 49 blocks, so you will have the choice of arranging them on point, as we have done here, or in seven straight rows of 7 blocks, or in a 6 x 8 setting, with one block left over--maybe for a label?  What would you choose for the sashing?

Chances in the raffle are $1 each, or six for $5.  You can buy your tickets at the table where you receive your program when you enter the museum.  Good luck! 

There seems to be a trend or two going on in the show this year.  Dresden Plates and variations! 

There's one hanging above our raffle blocks.  
Here are a couple more:

And did you notice that the quilt in the frame is also Dresden Plates?

Those blocks were made by charter member Martha, who has generously shared so many blocks she's made with members of our group.  Quilt Show chair Diane added the 9-patches and sashing to make this sweet quilt.  

This is the same quilt you saw in the frame at our 2017 show, a few weeks later.  Martha is about to quilt on it.

Another trend is the number of other quilts in the show featuring blocks pieced or appliquéd by Martha A.  

Here Martha puts some stitches into the quilt made by Marilyn from some of Martha's many donated blocks.

A glance at the index of our program clues you into the poorly guarded secret that Martha is a very generous, prolific, and talented woman!  Here are six quilts with some or all of the blocks made by her:


Do you you think you might have a quilt you'd like to put in our 2018 show?  If so, put your name on the list that's at our welcome table (where you pick up a program), and we'll email you the entry form next year.

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