Raffle Quilts

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2014 Raffle Quilt

Our good friend and fellow quilter, Mary Weich, was given a huge task! It is well know when you have a momentous task, you turn to friends and fellow quilters. After the initial, OMG reaction, we were honored and terrified. There was a history of award winning quilts, how could we possibly accomplish this challenges and represent our Guild and Northeast Nebraska.

With the 2014 QuiltNebraska hosted by North Platte, we wanted to represent the host city. The group discussed North Platte and the historic events of the Union Pacific Railroad. Katie Wilson contacted Union Pacific to acquire permission to use UP’s poster and we were off! Katie designed the quilt using the ´┐╝Nebraska block and Road to California block.

We enjoyed a fun filled shopping trip and elected to use fabrics from Jo Morton, a Nebraska designer. After input from the group we assembled weekly to secretly construct this quilt. We all had our assigned tasks to maintain consistent workmanship.

We had sewers, rippers, pressers and planners as well as our quality control checker!

We discussed and at times cussed the weather, the events of the day and whatever was on our minds. We met our goal deadline and lovingly traveled to the Osmond Countryside to Stephanie Stuckrath and her longarm quilting business, Country View Quilting. After leaving her, we were confident that her creativity would shine through and our Union Pacific theme would be realized. We offer you the 2014 raffle quilt.

Katie Wilson, Elaine Koenig, Mary Weich, Kaye Petta and Stephanie Stuckrath

2014 Raffle Qult
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2014 Raffle Quilt Makers

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2013 Raffle Quilt

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“COSMOS”, the 2013 Raffle Quilt designed by Karen and Sheri Ruwe and quilted by Peg Pennell won Reserve Best of Group Quilts at the 2012 Nebraska State Fair! All 5000 tickets were sold by May. The drawing was held on Saturday night at the annual convention.

The Cosmos Raffle Quilt was delivered to Valerie Fletcher of North Platte Nebraska on July 29, 2013. Valerie and her daughter, Paige, were so excited to get the quilt there was electricity in the air! Along with the quilt
Valerie was given quilt care instructions and information about the makers of the quilt from the NSQG website.

Earlier Raffle Quilts



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