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Old 05-31-2013, 07:16 PM
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Our guild wants to have a quilt raffle at our next show in 2 years. I was wondering if any of you had ideas to help us decide on what type of quilt to make so every member (ranging from beginner to expert) can help in the making. Please share with me past experience, good or bad, and what to do and not to do! Thank you for your help.
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Old 05-31-2013, 07:37 PM
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Well depending on the subject, each one could do a block in regards to the subject say anything between A-Z. Could be the history of your town or all of Quebec.
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Assign a block and a color. For example, everyone makes a purple and white log cabin block. Quilters use their stashes and scraps. Be somewhat specific with the lighter colors. If you do purple and white, specify white-on-white, tonal whites, etc.... Otherwise, you'll end up with all kinds of prints and colors in the white!
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Our guild wants to have a quilt raffle at our next show in 2 years. I was wondering if any of you had ideas to help us decide on what type of quilt to make so every member (ranging from beginner to expert) can help in the making. Please share with me past experience, good or bad, and what to do and not to do! Thank you for your help.

Pick a style of block---------something like a 4 patch star of any design. Find 3 prints plus one neutreal that you like and ask each person to make a star from that collection of fabric. One person needs to buy all the fabric at one time.

Or maybe ask for different state name quilts, again using the same collection of fabrics. Road to California, Road to Oklahoma, etc. Have a check off list so that one block is not used twice.

Then there's also the wedding/bride quilts--------where each block is about a household item, for instance "broken dishes" Using the same collection again
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Another idea from your avatar------------blocks designed from only squares (there are bunches and bunches)

Or all made of HSTs.
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One year, I was the coordinator to make the raffle quilt. We chose a special event for the area: Blossom Trail is celebrating the fruit trees in the area. There's special activities through the season. So we took photos of the trees, blossoms, etc. and printed them on fabric.

Made a pp block of square in a square (photo fabric was the center square) that had a secondary design of directional arrows to follow the route.

We had a work day and I set it up like an assembly line. There was one person with a big heart who doesn't realize her skills are marginal. I set her up cutting and checked on her often. Since it was paper pieced, she didn't have to be very accurate.

Set up couples with one experienced and one beginner together. When all the blocks were complete, I assemble it. Someone was a professional LAQ. I did the binding.

That quilt and the extra efforts in marketing, earned the most $ ever for a raffle quilt at that guild. Due to the subject matter, it was a great hit during that season of the year and got special media publicity.
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our group just raffeled this one at their show in may.its so pretty they were showing it around in the winter months its looks easy with big pieces was done machine applique kim Schafer designer
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if you want some consistency, have the guild buy enough of your choice of background fabric and each member buy their small piece of it from the guild.
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grma33, I just finished my quilt top from Kim's book. Such fun. Cathou, our senior group has made several raffle quilts. One was the Wagon Wheel with so very many HSTs that we all contributed toward. We each took bags of HSTs home and built a wagon wheel. Then we had it long arm quilted. I think I posted a picture of it on here in the past. The next one we did was a lap size hand appliqued, Rose of Sharon. Also pictures on here. This year we are doing Dresden plate and for this one we each cut blades from our scraps (with a template) and then laid out the blades for each plate. Each of us took blades home to build plate(s). Now we are in the process of hand quilting this one. We each take it for a week at a time and work on it at home. We so enjoy our raffle quilts and now it's about time to think about our next one. The money goes to our senior center and we always make lots of $$ on them. We usually start a year in advance.
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Our guild is a modern one so I'm not sure if this will help or not... We are doing a quilt for the library to sell(they won't raffle them here for legal reasons) and we're doing improvisational word quilts this one will be based on words about reading like best seller, relax, etc
We just finished three for donation that are a simple star block. To tie them all together, the star was required to be white or white on white - no creams, etc and the rest of the pieces of the blocks needed to be one color per block - so someone could do a white and blue block or a white and green block, etc. It worked out nicely - although our biggest problem is that some people do not believe in a 1/4" seam and we have a lot of blocks that aren't the right size... they're too small... They will be set aside for their own quilt I suppose or something... I'm not sure yet what the organizer of that one is going to do yet...
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