Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Raffle quilt

Good afternoon, it's been a long time since I posted anything, so thought I would update you on the most recent activity of the Secret Sewing Sisters.
The Sisters are all plodding away on various projects of their own at the moment, if they are not tripping off overseas, so I thought I'd show you the photos of the gorgeous quilt that the SSS (Secret Sewing Sisterhood) worked on collaboratively as a donation, for the raffle being conducted by Quilts in the Barn this year.
Our dear Sister Meghan, who is by now in Europe on a very well deserved holiday with a very lucky friend, designed the quilt, donated most of the fabric, inspired all of us to put needle and thread into action, then our gorgeous and very generous friend, Helen Hayes, did the most beautiful quilting, and voila..... here it is.

This quilt will be raffled at "Quilts in the Barn 2012" which is to be held on 5th, 6th and 7th October 2012. The theme this year is an exhibition of Red and White Quilts, featuring some antique quilts from Mary Koval from the US. Proceeds from the raffle will go to support Breast Cancer Research.

We tried really hard to do a "Red and White"quilt, but "white" is just not something that we do very easily, so we have given you our version of a red and "white" quilt, an "antique white" you might say....

There are no patterns for this quilt available, so you'll just have to buy more raffle tickets. Head over to the Quilts in the Barn blog, Quilts in the Barn and watch for further updates about the raffle and weekend in October.
Time to leave the computer and head to the sewing machine,

Till next time



  1. Wow - this is a beautiful quilt, I love the design, the fabrics and the colours and the quilting is just gorgeous when you look at the photos close-up. Can't wait to see the real thing.

  2. It's magnificent, and so very generous of your group. Love the colours.

  3. Your group is fantastic! What an amazing quilt to give for a raffle! They will surely raise an impressive amount for the cause! Well done! I hope Linda will open the raffle to those of us in the US!