1986 Raffle Quilt

blocks laid out on the floor

Back in 1986, QGND members made 10″ basket quilt blocks for the raffle quilt. Kim Baird set them together with gray alternate blocks, and members hand quilted it in Kim’s living room! Kim had to crawl under the massive quilt frame to get through the living room, until some work was accomplished and the quilt could be rolled, gradually freeing up space.

This experiment was NOT repeated. After that year, the raffle quilts were passed from member to member, who each quilted a section using a large hoop.

Eventually, even that was replaced by long-arm machine quilting.

Some of our members have never seen a quilt pattern like the one we used. You had to add your own seam allowances!