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Help with a quilt idea for our Holiday craft fair.

Old 07-12-2010, 08:18 AM
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Hello, I need some help coming up with a novelity quilt for the main raffle prize at our Holiday Craft Fair. I live in a Senior Apartment complex. Every year they have a Craft Fair. Its not big but nice. It gives the seniors a chance to make a little Christmas money. This is my second year living here and look what happen to me!!! This year I am in charge the whole Fair. I think I got SUCKER printed on my back. I would like to make a quilt for the raffle. I was thinking of having every resident write a quote or something, even a block if they sew. It was a thought to have everyone participate in some way. I want it to look nice and different. Not just square block after block. Any Ideas?
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:20 AM
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A snowman quilt. Everyone could make a block, it would be really nice and very festive.
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:27 AM
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I just saw a block exchange quilt where everyone made a block that looked like an ornament. It had a strip in the center for each person to sign their name.

Friendship stars would also be nice.
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:11 AM
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A siggie block.. have everyone make their own that way they can all be different and a wonderful memento :thumbup: They don't have to be the same size or style, just their name somewhere in/on the block
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for non or weak sewers that you'd want to join the project, I'd go with real easy. I make quilts, but do not know how to sew, so anything tricky would be off-putting for me.
1. a nine patch in Christmas colours; if you have the time you could turn it into a Fractured 9-patch which would make it a more interesting quilt.
2. Rail Fence also in Christmas colours: red, white (or gold) and green. It could be scrap, but keep them in the same order.
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:17 PM
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Siggy blocks would be great. I would make the blocks myself then distribute them for the signatures. Otherwise you will risk getting many blocks that won't match up. I made 170 siggy blocks for an exchange here on the board and I made a huge mistake, they were 1/4" too small. I found out that several other did the same thing, making them unusable. Fortunately for me, I had not signed mine yet.
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:19 PM
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I would make it historical or symbolic, not Christmassy so the recipient would use it year round.
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Old 07-12-2010, 03:40 PM
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disappearing 9 patch patriotic colors would be awesome
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:19 PM
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Thank you everyone for some great Ideas. I am going to play with some and see what I can come up with. Will keep all of you posted. Again thanks.
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