I’m not sharing a lot of details because I don’t have a lot of details but when I do, I’ll ask for permission to post those details here.
Just a little over a year ago, Hurricane Ike devastated southeast Texas. Because I’m from Lake Charles, LA, which is the very southwest corner of Louisiana, southeast Texas will always be my neighbor. Well, they weren’t always my neighbor because for a couple of years I lived in southeast Texas and then southwest Louisiana was my neighbor. Why can’t I just say what I need to say without getting off track? You should try carrying on a real life conversation with me. It isn’t easy.
So . . Hurricane Ike hit and did terrible damage. A fellow blogger lives in the area. We’ve never met but that’s her fault because you know that nothing is ever my fault! Once I was in Lake Charles and attended a quilt show. My internet friend . . let’s call her Bonnie (because that’s her real name! ) was going to come to Lake Charles for the show and call me when she got there but then she got nervous about calling me and didn’t! Don’t you agree it’s not my fault we’ve never met?
Oh, goodness . . I’m off track again. I’ll do better . . maybe!
There was a library in the devastated area that was just wiped out and had to be rebuilt and re-stocked. I offered to donate a quilt to be raffled or sold or auctioned or whatever . . to help them raise money. They are just now getting to the point where they can deal with the quilt. I got out three quilts and sent pictures and they can decide which, if any, of these three they would like.
Though your vote doesn’t really count (kinda sounds like real life sometimes, huh?), which one of these three would you think would be best for a library fund raiser in a small town in southeast Texas?
Quilt No. 1 is 78″ x 96″, probably has Quilters Dream poly batting . . it’s very soft! Is quilted with a panto.
This quilt is big and I really like it and was tempted not to give it away but heck, there are more quilts here than I’ll ever use. I had taken this one with me to work on in 2005 when my friend and I had gone to the Nashville APQS Expo and planned to stay a few days and sew and I had to have kidney stone surgery while there. This quilt reminds me of kidney stones so I should probably hope they choose it. It’s 84″ x 102″ and quilted with Baptist Fans and probably Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 batting.
This quilt is kinda small and could be used as a wall hanging. It already has a hanging sleeve. It is custom quilted. Lots of feathers. It is 58″ x 74″. This pattern was in American Quilter in 2005 with a pieced border but the version without a pieced border is online for everyone here.
So . . which one do you think . . #1, #2 or #3?