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Thread: What raffle quilt should I make?

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    My daughter is currently in college and is going on a mission trip in March. We are brainstorming fundraisers and I instantly thought of a raffle quilt.

    I read an article in a magazine that said the best raffle quilt to make is one that is queen sized, uses at least 8 or 9 fabrics in various colors, and is a traditional pattern (because it stated that even a non-quilter appreciates the traditional quilt).

    My first thought is a scrappy log cabin quilt, but wanted to get other's opinions on this.

    Also, the color pallet.... I don't want to buy fabrics (will use from my stash), so the color pallet will either be country (I have a huge stock of Kansas Troubles, Brannock & Patek, and Thimbleberries) OR civil war era (I have another huge stock of Jo Morton, Judie Rothermel, etc.).

    So, basically I'm wondering what your thoughts are on the patterns and fabrics.

    Thanks so much for your assistance!

    Suzanne

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    MISSOURI STAR QUILT CO HAS ONE THEY MADE FROM 5 CHARM PACKS, IN THE KANSAS TROUBLES MAYBE. JUST SQUARES. sory bout caps. anyway-it looked great. not too feminine, kinda general

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzanne in VT
    My daughter is currently in college and is going on a mission trip in March. We are brainstorming fundraisers and I instantly thought of a raffle quilt.

    I read an article in a magazine that said the best raffle quilt to make is one that is queen sized, uses at least 8 or 9 fabrics in various colors, and is a traditional pattern (because it stated that even a non-quilter appreciates the traditional quilt).

    My first thought is a scrappy log cabin quilt, but wanted to get other's opinions on this.

    Also, the color pallet.... I don't want to buy fabrics (will use from my stash), so the color pallet will either be country (I have a huge stock of Kansas Troubles, Brannock & Patek, and Thimbleberries) OR civil war era (I have another huge stock of Jo Morton, Judie Rothermel, etc.).

    So, basically I'm wondering what your thoughts are on the patterns and fabrics.

    Thanks so much for your assistance!

    Suzanne
    My first thought is a scrappy log cabin too. I'm making one right now, maybe that's why. You really can't beat a log cabin for overall eye appeal which is what you want for a raffle quilt, as you say this has to be something a nonquilter can appreciate.

    Good luck!

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    I'd start by pulling out fabrics, and put them in colour groupings.

    Then see what measurements you have and types of fabrics ... then what patterns they will work with.

    If doing "scrappy", I'd suggest it be kept to somewhat organized. Some people don't get excited over a real scrappy look, as they see it as messy, leftovers and a jumble. Though some lovely scrappy quilts can be made where the colours just blend and meld and you go WOW!!

    Sizing ... a queen is versatile as it still works nice on a double bed as a full spread and while not a spread for a king, works as a top cover, just not as a spread.

    Consider if there'll be enough tickets sold to warrant the larger size ... if it's not a large sale opportunity, then perhaps a Lazy Lap quilt would be just as appropriate. You don't want to give away a huge quilt, if the group is not making enough returns.

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    Who will be buying the tickets? Maybe you should try sticking to the university colors.

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    Trip around the world or Yellow Brick Road are rather quick to do.

    I agree with Tanya, if it's going to be students buying the tickets, I would stick with university colors.

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    I live in Vermont and she goes to college in Virginia. I plan on selling the tickets here in Vermont AND at her college. At the end of this month is parent/alumni weekend down there so need to get it done so I can bring it down. There are roughly 12,000 students, so there should be lots and lots of activity that weekend. She needs to ask permission first (this is a Christian University and I'm not even sure if selling raffle tickets is against their policy) and if they give the OK I thought we would place ourselves in a central location and see what happens. I will then bring the quilt back home and sell at local holiday/Christmas events, etc.

    So, I guess what I'm saying is that there is most likely going to be people from all over the USA buying these tickets so most likely lots and lots of various tastes.

    Thanks, everyone, for your comments so far!

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    Scrapply log cabins are wonderful and will sell well in VT.

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    If the university if sponsoring the mission trip surely it will ok raffling the quilt. Where is the mission trip going?

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    What are the school colors, I'm sure we can come up with something that would look great for both

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