Friday, 9 October 2015

charity quilt - take 2!

Many of the EMQG members attended the third annual Stitch Gathering last weekend. We were delighted to see the launch of the EMQG quilt raffle.

You may remember the quilt we made for the QuiltCon charity challenge last year. Here it is before we sent it to Austin to be exhibited.

It was a team effort made over a number of 'sew-ins' and quilted by our master long-armer (and treasurer!) Tatyana Duffie. You can read more about it and the whole MQG challenge in this post.

After QuiltCon all the quilts were donated to local charities. This one went to local charity The Yard. You can read all about this in a post on our EMQG blog here. The MQG will be exhibiting another charity quilt challenge at QuiltCon 2016, we are not taking part this year (having a year off!) but you can read all about this year's challenge here.

Jenny Fox-Proverbs, the editor of Love Patchwork and Quilting, saw our quilt at QuiltCon and fell in love with it. She asked our leader Jo Avery (who also organises the stitchgathering event) if she could create another version as a pattern for the magazine, with this quilt also for charity (the magazine also gave a generous donation to get things started!).

So here is the EMQG charity quilt version 2. You can do a little 'spot the difference' puzzle if you like!

Jo's aim was to rationalise the design without losing that improv style. As before it was quilted by Tatyana in the same stunning design. Tatyana is now taking commissions and you can contact her here.

So again a real team effort - designed by EMQG, pieced by Jo and quilted by Tatyana!

And we are now raffling the quilt for charity!!

First prize is the quilt, second prize is a £50 myBearpaw gift voucher (can be spent in the shop, online or on classes), and third prize is a year's subscription to Love Patchwork and Quilting - thank you so much to them for their help and support!

All proceeds are going to the Edinburgh Clothing Store
"The Edinburgh Clothing Store is a charity run by volunteers, offering clothing, shoes, bedding, etc for people in genuine need. It's a free service and no money changes hands." for people in genuine need.
Raffle tickets are £1 each and you can buy them from Jo's Edinburgh shop or online here. They will email you your numbers so no postage costs. Draw will be Tuesday 9th February 2016.
I really hope you can support us in raising money for such a worthwhile cause, our target is £1000! And you never know you may win this amazing quilt!