Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Raffle Quilt and Happy Mail


Check out this quilt!! 

It's this years Springwood Quilt Show raffle quilt. The Springwood Quilt Show Committee have done a wonderful job of making this quilt based on an English quilt from the 1820's. I wish I had close up photos of the fabrics but I can tell you they are a wonderful mix of  beautiful reproduction fabrics. And don't you just love that wide sashing with hexagons. Brilliant!

If you want to see this quilt live then head to the Springwood High School , Grose St, Faulconbridge on the last weekend of April. Doors open on Friday at 11am until 5pm, Saturday and Sunday are 10am until 4pm. 
There'll be about 150 quilts on display and lots of great stall holders selling tempting wares. 
For more information have a look at the Springwood Quilt Show Blog.

If you'd like to join in behind the scenes they're looking for volunteers to help out on Saturday. It's a great way of helping out and joining in the fun. I always enjoy hanging the quilts and then packing up when it's over. Gbf helps too, it gives him a chance to get his big ladder out of the shed. I'll be on white glove duty sometime over the weekend so if you see me say hello.

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The postie has been delivering fun parcels. Diane from O'Quilts has been making a parade of potholders! And she shared some with me!
 Not just one but three! I'm going to hang them and admire them rather than use them as potholders.


It takes a crafter to know how special a gift of thread is. Jessica Wheelerhan (she's the creater of the cool hand printed Text/Type fabrics I showed here a while ago) suprised me with this lovely grey misty thread. I love how she's wound it onto some driftwood from an exotic beach side holiday. 

As for sewing I've been attaching hanging sleeves and labels onto my show quilts, sewing binding onto some mini quilts and bending needles, even breaking them while hand sewing a denim quilt. Ouch! I know I should have photos to show you but I'm a bit slow with my new camera. I figured it would be another week before I did a post and you'd all be wondering where I was by then. So sewing photos can wait for another day. I'll just have more to show :)

29 comments:

Pinkadot Quilts said...

The sashing is awesome! I never would have thought of that idea.
How fun to get some good mail when you least expect it.
What will you use the thread for, It looks thick?

Terry said...

The Raffel quilt is stunning.
Parcles in the post are always lots of fun.
Sounds like lots of hand sewing going on in preperation for the show.

Katy Cameron said...

Have fun at the show, the raffle quilt looks amazing!

audrey said...

Great idea for sashing! I love how different it is! Fabulous idea for the thread too, makes using it all the sweeter.:)

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

Wow that raffle quilt is amazing. It would take me years to make that! I love how you are going to hang the pot holders, I don't think I could bear to use them either :)

Susan at TheBoredZombie.com said...

I do love that quilt! I wish I could just pop on over and say hello!! Maybe one day they will invent "beaming" technology and we can beam ourselves all over the world. Looking forward to the full report! :)

Jan said...

What a fabulous raffle quilt! I'd love to hear how many tickets were sold.
There's nothing better than a good mail day!

Sharon said...

How sweet of O'Quilts to send you some potholders! They look fab.

That thread looks cool. Love the driftwood thread holder!

Good luck getting everything ready for the quilt show. It's always a rush at the last minute, isn't it? I know the show will be wonderful. Have fun! And share some pix with us??

Nifty Quilts said...

Fabulous quilt! Thanks for sharing it. Gorgeous pot holders too. I can see why you're going to hang them for show, rather than using them. Looking forward to seeing your show quilts!

Shaz said...

Love the quilt you have done there! The potholders are really cute too.
You are a lucky one to have friends that send you such pretty gifts!
I hope your quilt does well in the show.

Quiltbenaco said...

Vorrei tanto essere piĆ¹ vicino per partecipare alla lotteria e correre il rischio di vincere quella meraviglia di trapunta!
Simpatiche e divertenti anche le presine!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Hi Shaz, I didn't help make the raffle quilt year. I was just an admiring onlooker as the clever ladies in the Springwood Show Committee worked their quilting magic with this quilt.

DeborahGun said...

wow - what an amazing quilt. And yay for great mail days :-)

Karen said...

Great raffle quilt. I hope you make a lot of money. Good luck with all the work involved in the show.

Vickie said...

Yes, that is a beautiful raffle quilt ! Labels...GRRRRR, I have to make some too.

Shay said...

The raffle quilt is absolutely fabulous ! I wish I could buy a ticket !

Thats some seriously happy mail you've received too.

pandchintz said...

That's an amazing raffle quilt!! Hope all goes well for the show - just that bit too far for me to attend (sad face).

Melissa P said...

I love all those hexagons!! Such a great way to incorporate them. Lovely potholders too--I can see why you don't want to use them.

Deb R said...

I love this quilt, bought some tickets at annis!

O'Quilts said...

Use those potholders girl...use them right now!!! It is an order:)

Mary said...

The raffle quilt is amazing! That will definitely be a treasured win for someone! Love the pot holders and the thread. The texture of the thread looks delish!

Judy said...

That is a really neat quilt! I don't think I've ever seen sashing like that. Potholders make such nice gifts and they add a great splash of color if you hang them.
Enjoy your day,
Judy

glassbylindi.blogspot.com said...

That quilt is awesome!!! I will have to keep this one in mind for our quilt guild's raffle. D.G. L

fiberchick said...

That is an unbelievable raffle quilt- just stunning! I wish I lived close:(

Chookyblue...... said...

the quilt is gorgeous.........wished I could make it to the show but it's a bit to far........

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Rachael drool, drool....I'm in love with that quilt...Love the repro stuff! Have fun at the show!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Those potholder are such a great gift! Lucky you!!!!

Barb said...

what a wonderful raffle quilt! I love the repro fabrics. your committee outdid themselves.
the potholders are lovely! lucky you.
Cool thread, what will you use it for? I love the spool too.
Can't wait to see your quilts hanging in the show!

Sunna Reyr said...

Love the Raffle quilt and the sashing is awesome, what a great idea.

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