Sunday, July 31, 2011

Opportunity Quilt - State Fair Sampler Quilt

Hey all,
Wanted to post some pictures of our 2011 Opportunity Quilt.  We will be asking for donations for opportunities to win this quilt.  This quilt was made from the State Fair Sampler pattern.  This pattern is based on the second prize winner in the Ohio State Fair in the early 1900's.  It is a mixture of foundation piecing and applique blocks.  The border is a pieced border.  One of our founding members, Sharon Hedrick purchased the fabric three years ago at the AQS show in Paducah, KY.  Sharon then took time to put the fabric for each block into a packet.  That took some time to get done...Then members signed up for some one or two (or more) packets.  During our recent Charity week we finished putting the blocks together and made the border.  The next week it was delivered to Coleen Eskridge, one of our members who spent three days quilting it on her long arm quilter.  On Saturday a group of ladies sewed the binding and hanging sleeve on the quilt...So it is ready for the quilt show.  The opening reception will be Thursday at 5:30 at the RAC.  Come see this quilt and many others our members have made.

Here is a view of the whole quilt.

Notice the quilting in the sashing, 
Each block has unique quilting.
The border was awesome.
A cool applique flower
A paper pieced basket, with quilted flower inside.

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