Wow! May got away from me without a blog post, and June almost did! I have been busy with various things, quilting and otherwise. But I did get one thing accomplished!
I am the chair of our 2015 raffle quilt. The above is the quilt we will be raffling October 10,2015 at our guild quilt show. This king sized (100"x116") quilt is called "Swirling Illini". I designed it based on Jan Krentz's "Lone Star Quilts and Beyond". We are certainly hopeful that the colors will be appealing to Illini fans, as well as Chicago Bears fans! Raffle tickets will be available in July.
A unique thing that our guild does is that we make a smaller sized replica of the raffle quilt to keep in our archives. We have a nice collection of small quilts that chronicles quilting trends over the past 30 years. We try to have a display of them at our quilt show.
The quilting on both quilts was done by longarm quilter Sue Merkle! It certainly adds to the quilt.