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Lillian's Legacy

by Nell Mathern
(Jacksonville, OR)

Lillian's Legacy<br />The Jacksonville Museum Quilters 2011 Raffle Quilt<br /><br />

Lillian's Legacy
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: 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.

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Aug 09, 2013
So Proud
by: Anonymous

This continues to take my breath away. Lillian is so proud!

Aug 14, 2012
Heart Beat
by: Mabel Susan

My heart is still beating rapidly after looking at this gorgeous quilt. You all honored Lillian in the most appropriate way. I would have loved to be the winner of this quilt. It's a shame I'm a year late in viewing this opportunity.

Aug 01, 2012
by: sewlisa

This is beautiful and the story of how/why it was made is beautiful as well. I hope whoever owns it will truly appreciate it.

Jan 02, 2012
What a wonderful way to remember.
by: Colleen

What a wonderful way to remember a dear friend and teacher. She would be very proud of this quilt and those who made it.

Aug 12, 2011
A Labor of Love
by: Elaine

The love you have for your friend is certainly reflected in this beautiful quilt.

May 28, 2011
by: Cathy L

I know Lillian is very proud of her guild friends! Stunning quilt!

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