Raffle Quilt Construction Update - First Work Day
At the start of the summer Darlene B, Debra P and Karlie purchased the fabric for our 2020 project. Joanne B took on the task of washing and pressing all the fabric in readiness for our next meeting. On Sept 6 we had a planning and cutting session to prepare for our big sewing day on Sept 14.
Raffle Quilt Construction Committee
At the April meeting a clipboard was passed around asking for volunteers to sign up. Thanks to those who signed up. If you didn’t get a chance to sign up and want to be included speak to Karlie. Our first meeting will be held on May 22 a Wed evening 7pm at Karlie’s place. For this meeting please bring along pattern ideas for our projects so we can discuss and plan the quilts.
The Committee Members include:
Karlie M, Dorinda G, Wanda L, Maureen G, Darlene C, Debra P, Darlene B, Joanne B, Ida M, Elizabeth G, Gail W, Lyn R, Jean P, Wendy L, Janet S
Quilt Show 2020
Block One - Use a dark black tone on tone fabric for the larger part, and then add a corner of any bright fabric. The added corner can be a 45, 30 or 60 degree angle piece or a random shape of your choice.
Block Two – Make a half square triangle using any bright fabric and a tone on tone black, and then add a corner piece of an angle of your choice. The black must be in the middle.
Square the blocks to be 6 ½” finished size. Please make one of each or more if you desire. We will be needing approximately 100 in total.
Samples of block 1
Samples of block 2
Raffle Quilt - Second Prize Project
We would like to have a Second Prize Raffle Quilt as we did for the 2016 and 2018 show. We are asking members to make three simple blocks (one of block 1, two of block 2) from your fabric stash to contribute to this quilt. The blocks are very quick and easy to make taking no more than about 20 minutes of your time, maybe less if you are speedy. Thanks in advance for participating and supporting your guild.
Table Topper Donation
Each year we sell Raffle Quilt tickets at the event in Gwynne Vaughn Park, they kindly give us a table in exchange for a donation for their auction. Here is the table topper made from the scraps of our First Prize Raffle Quilt. It is also a sneak peak at the pattern we are using.
Committee Leaders - Sign-up
All committee leadership positons are in need of a volunteer. Please sign up at the October or November meeting, or email Karlie through the guild email address. chilliwack email@example.com
Show Chair – Karlie M
Show Co-Chair – Janet S
Advertising - Darlene T
Challenge Quilt - Jean P, Debra P
Demonstrations - Ursula Y
Entrance Table - Gail W, Naida F
Frames/Hanging - Gail W, Ginger C
Guild/Boutique Table - Sandra L, Wendy L
Kitchen/Tea Room - Sonja C, Kim M
Merchants - Lyn R
New Memberships - Darlene T
Photographer - Norma H
Prize Baskets - Carla C, Karri W
Quilt Registration - Beatrice R
Raffle Quilt Sales -
Receiving/Returning Quilts - Wanda
Tea Room Decorations -
Treasurer - Connie D, Shirley V
We Care Display - Leslie Z, Claudia F, Ginger C
Raffle Quilt Construction Update - Second Work Day
Sept 14 we held our second work session. Wanda, Debra and Ida cut the remaining fabric readying it for block construction. What a trooper Ida was she cut only white last time and all the white this time. On the ironing boards keeping the assembly line rolling were Gail, Karlie and Janet who jumped between several works stations. The sewing machines of Wendy, Joanne, Darlene B, Darlene C, Lyn and Jean worked flat out all day producing close to half of the needed blocks. Darlene C is one speedy sewer completing the first block for us to admire. Treats to eat were provided by Wendy and Gail; weren’t those chips so addicting one was not enough. At lunch break we had a chance to rest, visit, stretch and fuel up for the afternoon of work. The remaining unfinished blocks were taken for homework to be completed for our next meeting where we will sew the blocks together forming the quilt top.
Raffle Quilt 2020 Construction Update - Third Work Day
Oct 5 was our final sewing day for the first prize quilt. The machines of the employees (Maureen, Wendy, and Ida) were humming along at sweatshop speed. Only one glitch was discovered by quality control (Janet), this created a minor setback resulting in few blocks being remade. Once that was fixed we were full steam ahead with the quilt top assembly. Our design consultants (Debra and Wanda) kept the system running smoothly by planning the block layout and pre-pinning the sections. Our union leader, (Lyn) made the announcement for lunch. We all dutifully left our work behind for a good visit in the lunchroom. Management (Karlie) declared after half and hour time was up and we needed to get back to work. The afternoon passed quickly with the assistant manager (Jean) making decisions for the back of the project. The safety inspector (Joanne) was pleased to report no injuries on the assembly line. At the end of the workday management sent everyone home early for exemplary service above and beyond the call of duty. Our off site employee (Grace) will take on the next step, longarming.
* Disclaimer: All events may or may not have happened, names may have been changed to protect the innocent.
Janet signing out the kits for the Second Prize Raffle Quilt.
Raffle Quilt - Second Prize Project
A great big thank you to all these ladies, Sandra L, Darlene T, Wendy L, Ineke VG, Janet S, Joan J, Jean P, Lesley Z, Wanda L, Elizabeth G, Kate D, Joanne B, Ursula Y, Lyn R, Diane H, Gail W, Ida S, Karen W, Cherri M, Darlene B, Sonja C. They all took blocks for the Second Prize Raffle Quilt and returned them at the November meeting, that’s right folks meeting to meeting, only 4 weeks to complete and return the work.
The Raffle Quilt committee met on Sat Nov 23 for our final sewing day. It only took us 2 hours to complete the sewing. The quilt top and back are all together, ready for longarm quilting. Thanks to Beatrice who has volunteered to do the longarm quilting on this project.
PieceMaking in the Valley Quilt Show
Date: October 23 - 24, 2020
Location: Chilliwack Alliance Church, 8700 Young Road, Chilliwack.