Last year, Alice and Ann made the raffle quilt for the local Folk Heritage Committee and Shindig on the Green. The Shindig is an Asheville tradition since 1967. Every Saturday night in the summer, "along about sundown," local bluegrass and old-time musicians along with traditional clogging groups perform in free outdoor concerts. The Folk Heritage Committee also puts on the annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, an indoor concert with some of our favorite local acts, which dates back to 1928.
I was very honored that Alice and Ann asked me to help with the fundraiser quilt this year. We have since met several times to come up with a concept, discuss designs, and cut out the fabrics they purchased. Alice and Ann did a wonderful job precisely piecing the stars and setting blocks, and put the center of the quilt together. I have just finished putting on the two borders (the pieced blue and yellow inner border, and the solid blue outer one) and am getting ready to start quilting this queen sized quilt.
We hope the traditional stars, bright colors, and queen size of our quilt will help the committee sell more raffle tickets than ever. Now I have to decide on my quilting plan and get on it!