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Raffle quilt for Ranger, Tx Historical Society
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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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.
That is a n absolutely beautiful quilt.I do really
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?
You should be very proud of your work it is fine craftmanship
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
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.
How proud you must be. Your work is truly art!
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