Every year the Antelope Quilt Guild offers an Opportunity Quilt. The quilt travels to shows and other guild meetings and an opportunity to win the quilt is offered to all who buy a raffle ticket.
The 2018 quilt, “Celebration Garden” was a collaborative effort of our Community Service people, and the painstaking sewing produced this wonderful floral star pattern. The pattern was used with permission from the designer Marti Michell and quilted by Finishing Touch by Fran. Winner will be drawn in June 2018.
The 2017 quilt was “Asian Splendor” because of the asian Jordan Fabrics used in its construction. It had a double Hobbs Heirloom wool batting which is washable. The quilt was quilted by one of our members, Fran Watson of Finishing Touch by Fran. Proceeds go to community service and outreach.
Our 2016 opportunity quilt was named “Confetti”. It was a pattern from Tula Pinks’ City Sampler 100 Modern Quilt Blocks. We do have Tula Pinks’ permission to use her pattern. The quilt was made up of 100 different quilt blocks using bright batiks and a Moda white on white for the sashing. The back of the quilt is a large 9 patch bright batik fabric. The binding is a two sided binding to add interest to the quilt. The quilt was quilted by one of our members, Fran Watson of Finishing Touch by Fran. The quilt measures 91×91. The quilt has wool batting and cotton batting to help the quilting pop, with a pearl thread. This quilt was made with love by a small group of ladies from Antelope Quilt Guild. The committee was made up from the following ladies, Committee Chair: Fran Watson. Committee: Sharon Hathaway, Zoya Eiteneer, Charlotte Gibson.
The 2015 quilt was known as “Golden Opportunity” and was a celebration of California. The chairperson of the quilt committee was Lynnda Fair. Opportunity quilt committee consisted of: Charlotte Gibson, Thelma Olson, Carolyn Jordan, Sharon Garsee, Lydia Sheldon, Debi Wilson, Kathy Beard ,Zoya Eiteneer and Lois Ann Kellam. Other members of the guild helped when asked. The quilt used 1,380 half square triangles, and took over a year to make. The quilting was done by Lin Squires of Rocklin Ca.
The 2014 Opportunity Quilt was “Freedom!” and raffled off in June 2014. The proud winner of this quilt was Margaret Weber, who gave it to her friend Lydia Shelton in thanks for the many times Lydia had donated to her charity. Former Opportunity Quilts include “Storm at Sea.”