At the end of April, I traveled to TX to teach at the New Braunfels Area Quilt Guild. There was a beautiful sampler raffle quilt displayed at the meeting in the spring colors of blue and yellow.This was made by guild members of the Hill Country Quilt Guild of Kerrville. I love the array of different blocks both pieced and appliqued and how well they are all pulled together with the sashing in a variety of shades of blue.
Here’s another opportunity quilt that I saw when I visited the quilt shop, One Quilt Place in Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country. This gorgeous Feathered Star quilt in reds, yellows and greens is completed with an exquisite appliqued border. It was an award winner at the last International Quilt Association show in Houston, taking first place in the group category. The quilt was made by members of the Vereins Quilt Guild in TX.
I’m a softy when it comes to these quilts and I always support the guilds who make them. I’ve never won one, but I really appreciate all the effort that goes into making them. They often rise well above the average quilt made by individual guild members, not just in design, but also in workmanship. I encourage you to donate to these projects whenever you have the opportunity.