I love to sew! I love to share my skills with others. I sew all kinds of things. I sew my clothes. I sew clothes for my grand kids. I sew for my kids. I make curtains, pillows and window coverings.I have even dabbled in quilting.
I do not consider myself a quilter. I keep saying that I am saving quilting for when I get old. (I am almost 59 years young) I don’t know why I have decided that quilting is something that old ladies do. And I guess I really don’t believe that either. There are just so many other things to sew (or knit or crochet) that I don’t want to add another “addiction”. I do love quilts and really appreciate what goes into making them.
At any rate…I entered a raffle for a 97″ X 97″ quilt to benefit our local SARA (Sexual Assault Resource Agency) and SHE (Shelter for Help in Emergency). I bought 10 $1 tickets. Last Sunday, I received a call from a very excited woman.
“May I speak with Robyn?”
“Speaking”, I said.
“I am calling to tell you that you won!” She paused and I almost hung up as I usually do for those annoying telemarketing calls telling you that you’ve won a trip to who-knows-where-because-it-doesn’t-matter-as-there-is-always-a-catch.
“You won the quilt from the raffle.”, she said.
And then I remembered buying the tickets.
I was very excited and picked up my quilt the next day.
It is beautiful. It is titled “Posies & Pineapples” which was designed by Karen Kay Buckley and it was appliqued and pieced by the Charlottesville Area Quilt Guild and machine quilted by Jeannie Allen. It has this beautiful embroidered label.
It is truly a treasure.
I don’t have any walls large enough to display it and my spoiled dog loves to be on our bed so I am afraid to lay it out there. I certainly do not wish to store it away and not be able to enjoy it.
What are some other creative ways to display quilts? Do you have any to share?