The Quilt & Fabric Art Festival is partially funded by ticket sales for the Opportunity Quilt and the Empty Spools Session at Assilomar.
Due to the interest in these opportunity items, this year we have added a special value to ticket purchasers in that if they purchase $20 worth of tickets you will receive 30 chances instead of the traditional 24 tickets, that is 6 extra tickets for purchasing $20 worth.
The drawing for both items will be held on the last day of the Festival. You do not need to be present to win.
This award winning quilt uses 11 round blocks from a 16-month Block of the Month quilt designed by Madhu Mathur of Jaipur, India where she lives with her husband and daughter and travels throughout India and Europe teaching her techniques. A former banker, she has been quilting for over 10 years now and also enjoys painting, photography and writes poems and short stories that she shares on her blog patchworkofmylife.com. You can also see more about Madhu at Madhumathurandquilting.docx Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Patchworkofmylife/ .
The color palate of purples, greens, yellows and oranges for the blocks were selected buy Nancy MacDonald, Jacque Tucker, Laurel Anderson, and Korey Chase. Mr. Chase arranged the placement for all the fabric colors for each of the blocks in order to create a balance between the colors, prints and background fabrics which led to the award of “Best Use of Color,” as well as the quilt winning second place award in the category of “Pieced Quilts, Large, Group 3+,” at the RCQG Quilt Show held Nov. 16-18, 2018.
All blocks were sewn by multiple members of the River City Quilters’ Guild and the eleven used in the quilt were arranged by members Laurel Anderson, Chris Shores-Hague and Korey Chase with the final inset placement sewn by Mr. Chase.
Much discussion was given as to the use of wool batting, thread colors and the overall design of the beautiful quilting by Marie Nelson of Sacramento, California that had the judges stating that they were hoping that the quilt would be hung in such a way that the quilt on the back might be displayed for the viewers and that it is as if the person who wins the quilt would be receiving two quilts instead of just one. All this work on the quilt was greatly accented by the expertly executed flanged binding that was applied by Ms. Pat Weissensee of Sacramento, CA.
We would like to thank you for your support of our guild with your purchase of opportunity tickets and would like to remind you that our event has changed. We will be having the Quilt and Fabric Arts Festival September 27 – 29, 2019 at the McClellan Conference Center, 5411 Luce Ave. McClellan, CA 95652.