Tuesday, March 10, 2009

What's in the box?

Well, the box is full of crazy quilting goodies, that's for sure! If you stop in to see the exhibit, you can purchase a ticket and perhaps be the winner of this pretty little hat box full of crazy quilting goodies........


and even better, you'll see below that I am preparing five of them!! So if you are not the first winner drawn, you still have four chances to win! Everything you need to start crazy quilting - or add to your current crazy quilting projects - is in these boxes!
In the photo above, I am cutting fancy fabrics from my "stash" - some from local shops and some from trips to Europe and even some that my husband bought for our Crazy Quilting group while he was in Taiwan! I have included threads and lace and trims, plus each box contains a small velvet handbag and a velveteen journal that you can embellish with crazy quilting. Each box will also include a copy of Crazy Quilt Stitches by Leisure Arts. The Hat Boxes are a fundraiser for the Scott County Historical Society. The drawing for the boxes will be held on October 22, 2009 at the monthly meeting of the Scott County Crazy Quilters. If you would like more info on this you can contact me at my e-mail address. Just click on my profile and you will see the link on that page.

Later this afternoon, I am going to try to make order from the chaos that I created in pulling my items for the exhibit. Plus, since items will be on display for six months, I need to fill the spots where some items were hung here in my house. There is a blank space above my desk where one piece hung and it feels strange not to look up and see it! I'm glad that others can see and enjoy the items made by our group or the vintage pieces that inspired us. All the set-up and hard work was done by Theresa Norman, the Curator and Collections manager at the Scott County Historical Society. She was assisted by a core of faithful volunteers. I sewed muslin casings on the larger quilts and have a tip I can share on that. Most shows require that you have a four inch casing sewn to the top of your quilt if you are submitting it for exhibit. One of the quilts was exceptionally heavy and I worried that one thickness of muslin would not be enough. So, I cut twice the width of muslin I needed and folded it in half so that I would have a double thickness of muslin to "hold the weight of the quilt". There may be many of you that already figured that out, but if not then it's good advice. :-)
Well, I guess I better get started on organizing that "chaos". Every few days, I will post here about aspects of the exhibit or with info on crazy quilting. As Spring arrives, I'll also share stories of The Landing because when the grass starts to turn green and the flowers begin to bloom there is nothing quite so pretty as that little place along the Minnesota River.
Miss Martha

And the winners of the boxes are........
Lavonne Schmitt, Betty Gerold, Elle Blomquist, Sheila Helmick and Deanna Geer! All of the boxes have been picked up by the lucky winners!

1 comment:

desertskyquilts said...

What a great raffle idea! Thanks for sharing it. Hope the show is/was everything you hoped, and had lots of traffic. If it were here, I'd have gone.