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Raffle quilt for Ranger, Tx Historical Society

Category: My Crafty Side | Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 8:32 pm

In 2001 I was asked to design and make a raffle quilt for the historical society where my Mom lives. Everyone on the board has been to my Mom's house and seen all the quilts she has that I have made her.
I was excited to do it but by early Sept,2002 I was so tired of that quilt. The board gave me various photos to put on fabric and my Mom bought all the fabric for it. I chose several quilt blocks who's names related to Ranger's history in some way....Indian Trails (one went thru the area before the town sprang up), etc.

Piecing the top went pretty easy but the hand quilting took 6 months of working on it about 8 hours a day. This is the quilt project that damaged my needle pushing finger and brought my quilt making to an end.

It is done in different shades of maroon and gray, those are the colors of both the Ranger high school and Ranger Junior College and is a large king size.
In the center next to the last letter R in Ranger is a picture of my Great-Grandfather. He was an oil well shooter back in the first half of the 20th century and made nitro glycerine in the bathtub in his house.

I gave it to the society president in early Sept, they sold $2000 in raffle tickets. The local bank president won it but donated it to the historical society to hang in the museum they recently opened.




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Polly wrote on Sun Oct 15, 2006 8:50 pm:


Beautiful quilt Toni. I can appreciate all of the work that went into it as I have made quilts myself - mostly baby quilts and I tie them instead of quilting. I have quilted a few small wall hangings. I love the hand quilted look but it does take a lot of time to do it right.
You should be very proud to have this on public display at the musuem.




 

glendann wrote on Sun Oct 15, 2006 9:14 pm:


That is a n absolutely beautiful quilt.I do really
hate to know it ruined your quilting as all I've seen of yours is perfect.I know you are so proud to have it on display.




 

Gardenstew wrote on Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:15 pm:


A work of art Toni, I can only imagine the work that went into it. How did you damage your finger? Was it from overuse on the quilting?

Amazing that's it is in the musemn now. Something to be quite proud of.

>>> but the hand quilting took 6 months of working on it about 8 hours a day <<<

For real? Wow!




 

reggaefan wrote on Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:54 pm:


You should be very proud of your work it is fine craftmanship




 

dooley wrote on Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:04 am:


It's a beautiful quilt. I'm sorry it ruined your finger. I made a quilted fan one for my ex-daughter-in-law for Christmas when they were engaged. My son helped me quilt it. Dooley




 

cajunbelle wrote on Mon Oct 16, 2006 5:58 am:


An amazing piece of work Toni, truly a work of art. Sorry about your finger. I helped Richards Mom quilt and I know how hard a job it is.




pondlady wrote on Mon Oct 16, 2006 1:28 pm:


How proud you must be. Your work is truly art!





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