Monday, May 17, 2010

Opportunity quilt!

~West Virginia Quilters, Inc.

We're excited about this glorious 1930's style Round Robin quilt. The quilt will be proudly exhibited - and quilted by hand - during the West Virginia Quilters Quilt Festival, June 24-26, in Summersville, WV. The design and piecing of this beauty was done by five different guilds from around the state. The center medallion features a feathered star, with a LeMoyne star in the middle. The feathered star is surrounded by four borders: delectable mountains, with maple leaf motifs; appliqued flowers and vines; half Dresden plates, with sunny yellow centers; and double log cabin blocks, set on point. The rounded shapes of the Dresden plates echo the curves of the leafy vines. The colorful prints, which are set against a white background, help to create a vibrant design. The entire quilt, which will be approximately 93" square when finished, will be hand quilted during the Festival. And if you can't attend the show, you can still participate in the raffle!

Why we love quilt raffles

1) The odds of winning a quilt are 7,000 times better than the odds of winning a lotto jackpot.*
2) 6 raffle tickets cost less than one coffee drink.**
3) The purchase of raffle tickets helps support a fellow quilting guild.
4) Wouldn't it be fun to win?

To purchase a ticket ($1.00 each or 6 for $5.00) send a check or money order payable to WV Quilters, along with your contact information, to:
•Cathy Sowa
•HC 69 Box 11A
•Frametown, WV 26623-9302

* The odds of winning a lottery jackpot are 1 in 14 million. The odds of winning a quilt are 1 in 2000, if 2000 raffle tickets are sold. Therefore, the relative odds of winning a quilt vs. winning a jackpot are: 1/2000 divided by 1/14,000,000 = 7,000-to-one. The odds of winning the quilt will vary with the number of raffle tickets that are sold, and the number you purchase!
** The price of a triple grande soy vanilla latte is now $6.25. See the coffee story here.

Credits: Credits and thanks to the West Virginia Quilters for the inspiration, the photo, and for their generous assistance. For more information on the guild, visit the WV Quilters website.

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