Friday, February 22, 2013

Sneak Preview of Quilt

Tidal Threads, a local quilting group, has volunteered to donate a quilt to Swallowtail Keepers Society.  Each year they select a group or issue and design a quilt that can be raffled as part of a fund-raiser.  Their only requirement is that the cost of the material is covered.  These unique quilts are works of art and this year's quilt is no exception.  If you have been fortunate to see past quilts, you will be aware of the quality of the work and the attention to detail.

The quilt is taking shape and a few photos are included here to give you a sneak preview of the work in progress.  Tickets for purchase will be available soon and will be on  sale until November. The draw will take place at the Christmas Farmers Market.  We hope to raise a significant amount of money to add to the restoration fund, the focus of which will be the lighthouse, although many other small projects with the other buildings are always in the works.

Nancy Estle designed the quilt and is seen here working on it.

Close-up of the centre squares of the quilt based on the Jacob's Ladder design.

Edie Mullen, Nancy Estle, Dawn Locke and Mary Brown discussing finishing details on the corner lighthouse squares.

The quilt is temporarily pinned to show the corner detail of lighthouse, rays from the light, sailboat and whale squares and border detail.  

Edie Mullen, Martha Eaton and Nancy Estle pinning the quilt to see what the overall design will eventually look like.

What the finished quilt will eventually look like.  Pieces are pinned at this point.  The quilt will be hand quilted once everything is stitched together.

1 comment:

  1. That is a beautiful quilt. I hope to purchase tickets on it when we visit next week. I hope ticket sales are very profitable. Great work ladies.