2023 Raffle Quilt “Memories”
Some say inspiration has an energy of its own. This energy passes from one artist to another, going to where it will develop until fruition. This story is an example of that energy.
This year's raffle quilt was started years ago by a much beloved member, Jeri Hight. Before Jeri passed, she bought the pattern “Italian Memories” and started the little brown squares you see in the quilt. She was a member of the SBDQC appliqué friendship group “Rain Shadow Rhodes” It was in this friendship group that Nancy Wilcox met and befriended Jeri. It wasn’t just Nancy that thought fondly of Jeri, when I mentioned her name to former members of that group smiles broke out on all of their faces. Descriptors like “colorful” lively and wonderful appliqué artist followed her name. So, when Nancy came across the small little squares so lovingly created by Jeri, Nancy decided that to finish the quilt for the club’s raffle would be the best way to honor Jeri Hight. That inspiration brought us “Memories”
Raffle Quilt 2021
The baskets each hold a flower representing each of the 50 states.
Machine sewn, hand appliqued and embroidered by club members.
Drawing was held December 8, 2021 and the winner was
Adrianne Mackey of San Jose, CA.
Congratulations to Adrianne and may she enjoy the quilt for many years to come!