Monday, March 2, 2015

Northern Lights Quilt Guild Raffle Quilt | Local Quilt Guild News

Are you a member of a local quilt guild?  If not, I definitely recommended becoming one.  There are so many out there and the members have so much information to share!  The online community is great but there is something extra special about being able to sit and share and learn directly from other women in my community.  I am a member (and current President) of the Northern Lights Quilt Guild in Lebanon, NH.

We meet on the second Wednesday of each month at the Lebanon Methodist Church, Lebanon, NH from 6:30-9:00 PM.  If you are local to the upper valley we'd love to have you join us as a guest.

Every two years our guild hosts a quilt show in the community to show off the community service work that we do and the quilts that we love to make.  This year's show is scheduled for:

Saturday, April 18th and Sunday, April 19th 
at the Richmond Middle School in Hanover, NH  

We have local vendors, a mini quilt silent auction (I've donated this quilt to the auction), demos (I'm doing two: machine pieced cathedral window blocks and how to add fast triangle hangers to your mini quilts and wall hangings.  I will also have three quilts hanging in the show.

As part of the show each year we make a raffle quilt to help raise money to support our guild, its mission, and our community service projects.  The Quilt for this year was made by members of Northern Lights Quilt Guild with many, many members making the half square triangle that make up the majority of this quilt. Then three of our members worked together to piece the hundreds of half square triangles together to make this amazing quilt.

finished 2015 NLQG Raffle quilt.  Tickets are 1 for $1 or 6 for $5

The quilt is made up of a scrappy mixture of blues and white-on-white fabrics with small pops of yellow thrown in for good measure.  It was custom quilted by one of our guild members using a gorgeous light blue thread.

quilting detail

The backing is a fun blue and white print.  It was bound in a dark navy with some yellow piping to accent.  The quilt finishes at 96" x 96" and would make an amazing addition to anyone's home.

quit before binding, picture of backing fabric

If you are interested in purchasing raffle tickets comment below with your Paypal information and the quantity you'd like and I will send you an invoice  Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.  You do not need to be present to win and we will ship the quilt to the winner if they live out of town.

You can find the Northern Lights Quilt Guild on our website at: or on facebook. Hope to see you at our show in April or at one of our guild meetings!

Linking up with Caroline at Sew Can She for Show off Saturday.

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