Thursday, April 20, 2017

Hometown USA

I've gotten a few requests for  information regarding the raffle for my Hometown USA quilt.  Well the raffle has officially started.  The quilt is currently on display at the Mt. Carmel Illinois Public Library.

Here I am with the quilt and the library foundation board president, Donnie Price, also know as Thelma's brother.  Not really, that's the family joke, when I come to town I'm known as Don Price's sister, but that's OK, I couldn't ask for a better baby brother.  Plus he's lived in my hometown almost all his life, I left 40 years ago.

Just in case you've forgotten, this is Lifetime Quilt Number 185
I've named this quilt Hometown, USA
I combined the patterns Summerville and Stars and Stripes by Camille Roskelley for Thimble Blossoms.  
The fabric is Vintage Picnic by Bonnie and Camille for Moda
It finished at 98" x 98"
It has approximately 1,912 pieces.

Connie Lancaster at Quilts Plus in Indianapolis, IN did the custom quilting.  

Tickets are on sale at the library, by library and foundation board members, and me.  The tickets are $5 per ticket or 5 for $20.  The drawing will be held on June 10, 2017.

If you're interested in purchasing a ticket drop me an email and I'll get with you on further details.

When not working on Due South I've been thinking about my other Year of Thelma 2017 Quilting Goals.  Piecing a red and white quilt is on that list.  I've been spending my evenings admiring all the quilts in this book.

My new problem is trying to narrow down my favorite to just one pattern.   I may have to start piecing a red a white quilt every year for the next 10 years.

The thing about a red and white quilt, they never go out of style.

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  1. You bet I'll buy tickets, Thelma!! This is quite the donation quilt, just gorgeous. I will send you an email later today.

  2. A commemorative red & white quilt, great idea!

  3. It's a great, great quilt and I hope the library will get a lot of money.
    You could make one of the Farmhouse quilts in red and white perhaps Opening Day or Birdseye.

  4. Thelma, you are cuter than a bug's ear! Love your outfit and this quilt, too.

    I looked back at your lifetime quilts and found that #11/12 (the red/white version) is when I decided you are definitely my kind of quilter. And now you are considering a red/white quilt for your Year of Thelma! I am excited to see what you come up with. I'm sure it will be another winner.

  5. Hi Thelma! I discovered your blog the year you made your red and white tribute quilt, and it (the blog!) has been at the top of my list ever since. I'm excited to think you are planning to make another red and white quilt this year. My first one is at the quilter right now!! Your Hometown USA quilt is stunning!

  6. Love your Hometown USA! Also, I am a huge fan of the red and white quilts. My fabric stash is definitely heavy on the red side! Did you ever make a pattern for your red and white tribute quilt? That was stunning!

  7. Wow!! What a huge contribution you are making to your hometown.


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