Friday, July 01, 2011

Massachusetts Historical Landmarks Raffle Quilt Part 2

Massachusetts Historical Landmarks Raffle Quilt(s) made by members of the Thimble Pleasures Quilt Guild.


I just finished piecing the top of ONE of our TWO raffle quilts! There are Eighteen different Massachusetts Historical Landmarks . We divided the blocks  into TWO wall quilts that will be raffled off on April 19th 2012! 
 
Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5 and you can contact me at quiltsomuch@aol.com if you want to buy a chance to win ONE of these quilts.
 It measures  39" x 41" and will be ready to hang.


 
We had 18 members of the guild make one block for this quilt. They used a photograph and replicated it with fabrics. Each one is amazing! I only have half of the blocks in this quilt. This quilt has The Boston Public Library, Nobscot Lighthouse, The House of Seven Gables, The Merwin House, The State House, The Grist Mill, The Franklin Public Library, The Robert Paine House, and The Paul Revere House.

I'll try to get a photo of the other quilt with 9 different Massachusetts Historic Landmarks; the New England Quilt Museum, the Mayflower II, The Trinity Church in Boston, Bunker Hill Monument, A covered Bridge, The Wayside Inn, Foxboro Memorial Hall, Martha Mary Chapel, The John Farnum House.
We are very lucky to have Kathy Sperino in our guild and she has agreed to quilt them for us.  Check out her blog and see her gorgeous quilts.


 
 A small group of us got together and made and added the watercolor pieced border around the blocks. I loved making the borders. It was a super challenge to get them to line up together!
 
The Robert Treat Paine House, Waltham, MA made by Sharon Morris

The House of Seven Gables, Salem, MA made by Annie Bosma

The Merwin House in Stockbridge, MA  made by Jane Metzger

The Paul Revere House, Boston MA made by me :)
The State House, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA made by Sandy Davidson

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