Join Beach Cities Quilters Guild, Thursday, February 11, 2016, for our general meeting featuring BCQG member and quilt artist, Grace Errea. Social hour starts at 6:30, Meeting at 7:00. Grace will be teaching an applique class with several choices of patterns on Friday.
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The story of one of our fabulous auction quilts:
Sunbonnet Sue Quilt
About a year ago our Philanthropy received a donation of fabric from a lady living in Sierra Madre, named Barbara LeVeque. When I was sorting through the fabric I found some sweet little Sunbonnet Sue blocks. They were beautifully hand appliqued, using different fabrics for each block. Each block was hand embroidered, creating lace along the bottom of the dresses and baskets filled with multicolored flowers made from French knots. I knew these blocks were special. I called Barbara to ask if she had intended to include them in the donation. I wondered if she would like them back. She wanted us to keep the blocks. She went on to tell me that the blocks had been made by her grandmother in the 1920’s. Many of the pieces of fabric used in the blocks came from flour sacks. Our Philanthropy team wanted to use the blocks to make a special quilt that would maintain the integrity of their history. Jan Hirth generously offered to assemble the quilt, using her own collection of authentic 1930’s fabric. Please note how she framed each block with fabric that perfectly complements each one of the Sunbonnet Sue’s dresses and bonnets. After seeing the quilt, Marilyn Hamilton generously offered to finish it with hand quilting. Our Philanthropy team is very happy with this beautiful quilt, especially considering the history behind it. We want to thank Jan and Marilyn for their help with this project. We would like to donate the quilt to our quilt show’s auction.
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