First, Pokey of Pokeydotquilting.blogspot.com, (California) and I have been dropping blog comments back and forth, and one day she found out I lived in her family home town!
Next is the sweet little scissors holder, to keep the point from poking someone, made by my dear friend Jody - Jody is a gal who can do anything!. Thank you Jody. 8-))
Next, and the BIG THING .... MY NAME WAS PULLED FOR THIS GORGEOUS GUILD RAFFLE QUILT, 2014! This stunner was made by members of the guild, and quilted by our own, national award winner and professional long arm quilter, award winner, Judy Woodworth. It is an amazing quilt, with crystals accentuating areas, flames, rays, in addition all the lovely hand work. Judy's quilting is astonishingly beautiful.
However, there is one ... change in the "normal" procedure, that I get the quilt. Last Christmas, I took my 10 raffle tickets that members receive as part of our annual dues, I put my name on them, turned them back in to the appropriate chairperson, and then sent the stubs to a friend in Illinois, as part of her Christmas present. If my name was drawn, then SHE was the winner - and, it came TRUE!!! My friend Fern, who visited us recently, gets the quilt!!!! Who wudda guessed???? I am so happy I KNOW the new owner! She had a note on her calendar for the drawing date and since no one had called her, figured "oh well, didn't win anything." So I called later when I got home and gave her the news. What fun!
I took it home briefly, so I could take photos and today am boxing it up to mail, hopefully in the next day or two. This is a queen size 84 x 106 - very large -- too large to get it up on the fence for photos, but you can see the beauty of the appliques and motifs. The candle is a favorite with crystals looking like flames.
BIG congratulations Fern!!!