We are offering the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for this quilt starting at our Membership Brunch on October 3, 2020 until the last day of our VIP Receptions with the Ruth Bancroft Gardens on July 29. All of the proceeds will fund our Creative Endeavors Local Scholarship.
In the past we have announced the winner’s name at the end of our Holiday Home Tour. Since this pandemic has thrown everything off schedule, we will not be having a tour this December 2020 so this raffle will be able to continue through our Evening Strolls with Ruth Bancroft Gardens in 2021.
We hope someday in the future to be able to show this quilt to you in person so you can see its beauty. Now please help us fund our Creative Endeavors Scholarship.
Purchase your Raffle Tickets now:
Our member, Mary Mix- past president, past membership chair, past most offices- has created the most beautiful quilt for our 2021 scholarship raffle, called Brighter Days. If you know Mary, you know that every stitch is precise, the corners of each design is square and it would look good any time of the year in your home.
This is Mary’s description of Brighter Days:
“This quilt is once again a product of my over abundant stash of fabric. The present pandemic allowed me to relish in my creative outlets, quilting being one of my favorites. Along with my healthy stash of fabrics I also have a box of quilt pictures that I’ve cut out from magazines or taken photos of over the years I love the challenge of looking at a picture and using my skills and experience to create the quilt on my own without a pattern. This particular pattern was a picture I had taken of a quilt that I thought was so interesting and delightful. I love the way you get the illusion of circles, yet it’s comprised of triangles and squares. There are only 2 different squares in this quilt along with a border sashing to complete the pattern. It may look complex but it’s really very simple. I chose bright colors purposely to promote optimism and happiness during these very challenging times we’re experiencing.
On every quilt that I create I stitch my sisters name on a square in the heart of the quilt. My older sister Bonnie introduced me to quilting about 35 years ago and was my mentor and teacher. I have many very happy memories of projects we pursued together. She passed away in 2014, but her memory lives on in all of my quilts. If you have the opportunity to look closely, try to find my stitched tribute to this remarkable quilter.
Brighter Days are ahead for us all.”