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Thread: Museum Fundraiser

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    Senior Member leggz48's Avatar
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    Museum Fundraiser

    I was tasked with coming up with a fund raising idea for our local museum. Our local quilt guild had a fun project last year where each of us took a turn, every other week, at ‘instructing’ everyone else on our favorite quilt block. We had traditional piecing, appliqué, paper-piecing, etc. So, I asked my friends if they would be interested in completing their favorite quilt block for the museum fundraising quilt. I bought some ‘inspiration” fabric in blue hues and a light blue for background. I cut each fabric into some swatches and gave each color to my friends and asked them to use their blue stash to complete the blocks. When I got them back, I squared them up and sashed them in navy blue. Then I used the inspiration fabric as a wide border. Although I know some quilters think using sheets as backing is a no-no, but I found a nice quality navy blue sheet, used navy blue King Tut thread and quilted a free motion loops & circles design, then finished it up with hand binding. Here is a photo of the quilt guild members and the finished quilt.
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    nice quilt- good luck with your fund raiser.
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    My DS would so love that quilt. He has one in the kaliedascope block using much the same fabrics. And what a beautiful group of ladies.
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    Great fundraising. You all did a beautiful job on the quilt

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    the quilt is beautiful! best wishes for a successful fundraiser
    Nancy in western NY

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    You all did a great job on the quilt. Hope it raises alot of money.
    I've used a sheet as backing several times (sure saves time not having to piece a back).
    The one I handquilted was a nightmare - I learned that the weave is way too tight for easy quilting.

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    you all did a great job. i am sure you will sell lots of tickets. it is pretty

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    Very pretty quilt--good luck with your fund raiser!

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    So pretty, good luck with the fund raiser.

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    Good looking quilt! And who is the honorary little member down front waving at everyone, the cutie pie?!

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