by Nell Mathern
The Jacksonville Museum Quilters 2011 Raffle Quilt
Lillian was an avid quilter and when she passed away her husband gave her quilting guild, the Jacksonville Museum Quilters, her fabric stash.
The quilters thought the best way to use Lillian's fabric was to make a quilt in her honor for their next "opportunity quilt". An opportunity quilt is the way many guilds raise funds to support the guild and projects. Since Lillian was an expert applique artist,it was only right to do applique.
The blocks were chosen from two pattern designers, Mary Ross and Emily Senuta, and with their permission the quilt blocks and borders were prepared and handed out to members of the guild. One of the members moved away to New Zealand, and she send her completed block back. Another member is a snow bird, so did her block on the road, and brought it back. Many of the quilters in the guild had learned to applique from Lillian so it was a pleasure making the blocks and borders.
"Lillian's Legacy" will be won by the lucky ticket holder on the last day of the Jacksonville Museum Quilters Quilt Show, July 8-10, 2011.
If you would like to purchase tickets they are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and we can give you an address to send your order.
And the best for last. . . it's all hand applique and hand quilted.
For more information on the the Guild and upcoming quilt show, please visit our Jacksonville Museum Quilters Guild page.