The 2014 QU Raffle Quilt was made by Springfield QU. It is queen sized, measuring 88” x 102”.   The drop is 14”, the width of the borders.  It is made from 100% cotton with a wool batting.

We have named her Jane’s Spring Garden.  Jane because of the 95 4.5” batik Dear Jane blocks.  Spring mainly because it was entirely made by Springfield QU members.  Garden because of the vines and how the bright colors on the beige background evoke early Spring bulbs.  The blocks are either paper pieced or hand appliqued.  We chose to use Dear Jane blocks to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.  The original Jane Stickle quilt was completed in 1863.  We chose batiks and designed the original setting because we wanted a modern twist to our quilt. The quilt was appraised by Lynne Wilder.  The workmanship and quilting were rated excellent and its cost to remake, based on labor and materials is $5050.00  It was definitely a group project as 53 women made the intricate blocks, and 14 women worked on the appliqued vines and leaves.  Diane Henry, a longtime member, did the quilting.  It took her over 60 hours. She stitched in the ditch around each block, vine and leaf, as well as the fabulous piano key border and background quilting.  Included in the beautiful quilting is a dogwood flower to represent QU, up at the top vine crossing, and 2014 is quilted at the bottom crossing since that is when the winner will receive it.  The writing on the label was machine embroidered and the dogwood is hand appliqued.

Raffle Tickets are 1 for $1 or 6 for $5 and can be purchased at QU Chapter meetings or at the QU 41st Annual Quilt Show.  Tickets will be on sale throughout the show.  The drawing will be held the last day of the 2014 Quilt Show, June 1.

2014 Raffle Quilt





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