Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Sunflower Piecemakers

26th Annual Quilt Show, June 26-27, Ottawa, KS

The 26th Annual Sunflower Piecemakers quilt show will be held on June 26 and 27 in Ottawa, KS.  Guild members will display over 200 quilts completed during the past year.  The show promises to be a fantastic one.  Among other highlights, the 2009 Hoffman Challenge exhibit, consisting of 40 quilts made using Hoffman’s Paisley challenge fabric, will be on display.  There will also be a miniature quilt auction on Sunday June 27 at 3:00 p.m.at 1320 Ash, Ottawa, KS.

We covet the magnificent Sunflower Piecemakers opportunity quilt, above,  which was hand-appliqued and hand quilted by guild members. The languid floral applique gives such a peaceful feeling to the quilt. Also we are in awe of the precise hand quilting, which completely surrounds the center medallion and echoes the scalloped edges of the quilt.  We can't imagine the thousands of stitches (or hours) that must have gone into this heirloom.   At approximately 4:30 pm on Sunday, June 27, the drawing will be held for this beauty.  Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.  You need not be present to win!   For additional quilt show information contact the show chair, Mary Schleicher at pgsteacher@aol.com  or 785-566-8811, or Celia Davis at 785-566-3629.   For more information about the Sunflower Piecemakers Guild and show, visit their website.

Image credits:  The image is shown with the generous permission of the Sunflower Piecemakers Guild. 

Note added on October 9, 2010:  The pattern is a Progress vintage Tree of Life applique design, recently spotted at Nova Scotia Quilts (with detailed photos here).   You can also see a museum version of the quilt at The Quilt Index.

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