Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Barn Quilt

It wants to belong to me. It told me so last night. Each year members of my quilt guild join together in making a quilt to raffle as a fundraiser. The quilt will be taken to various events and tickets will be sold.

I could not even begin to capture its unbelievable detail well in a photograph. Please click on the pictures to enlarge. Each barn block is appliqued and most have embroidery and other embellishments that bring them to life. Several even have chickens.

I didn't help make the quilt. I knew when it was being discussed it was way over my head. But I sure as heck will help with the fund raising. I'm going to buy about 800 tickets myself, because this quilt just belongs in my entryway. It would be happy here.

As much as I would like to keep all the tickets to myself, I guess I'll be nice and let everyone know that the quilt will be on display at the Indiana Heritage Quilt Show, March 4-6 where you can see it up close and personal and buy 800 tickets of your own. It's worth it.

15 comments:

thecrazysheeplady said...

Wow, that is wonderful!

Milah said...

That quilt is talking to me too! It would look nice in my foyer! ;D

I'll pencil that show on my calender, maybe I'll get there this year and take a look at it.

Lori said...

Very nice! I hope the quilt raises a lot of money and that you win it!!!

Nancy K. said...

OMG is that gorgeous!!

LDWatkins said...

Oh My! That is fantastic! I would buy tickets, too! Hope you win it.

Moneik said...

Wow! What an amazing quilt. I love old barns.

kristi said...

What a wonderful piece of work! Best wishes on those 800 tickets:)

melanie said...

Good thing I live in NY...cuz it looks like I'd have to buy 900 tickets...

Karen Anne said...

That quilt is very amazing. And chickens too :-)

Karen Anne said...

On another blog I read, the writer asked if anyone knew the name of the pattern of a quilt she has. It's in the corner near the table in the photo link below. The room looks like that because she's renovating her house :-)

quilt

Linda said...

Amazing! I want tickets but can't afford a trip to Indiana! Good Luck!!

Vivian said...

It's beautiful. What a talented group of quilters to create such a gorgeous quilt. I hope the fund raising is a great success, and good luck with your tickets. If I lived closer to Indiana, I'd be buying some of my own.

Theresa said...

It's beautiful, but I see no sheep!

Would love to go the quilt show this year. Maybe if nobody is going to lamb (it's still early then) I might just go . . . and buy a ticket or two.

Sandra's Sewing Room said...

What a beautiful quilt. Best of luck that you can be the winner.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Simply amazing!

Warm blessings,
Spencer