Handmade Comfy Quilts Raffle!
Recently, the zoo recieved a very special donation from the Island Quilters' Guild. Their members enjoy our zoo and believe in our journey to reach higher ground. So much that they donated three quilts to be used in fundraising for the zoo.
Each year the Island Quilters' Guild has an altruistic project. Last year they chose the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo to be the recipient of a donation quilt which would be made by hand and donated. A committee of 8 women was formed and over the course of the next several months the quilt was designed, the fabric purchased, pre-washed and ironed, and pieces cut. The blocks were made, center top was pieced and then the borders were hand appliqued. All was assembled and was then quilted by a local machine quilter. The binding and label were applied, and an appraisal was done by a certified quilt appraiser and valued at $1,250.00.
The finished result is a beautiful red and white "Arrowheads and Flowers" quilt which took upwards of 200 man hours to complete. There are also two additional quilts that were made by individuals in the guild who wanted to broaden the potential interest and 'sweeten the pot' with other quilts to raffle.
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There will be two drawings and tickets will be available for each as follows:
Drawing #1 for the
Arrowheads & Flowers Quilt
(Measures: 96" x 108")
Drawing #2 For Two Quilts!
Jungle Animals Quilt
Measures: 48" x 48"
I Spy Quilt
Measures: 41" x 48"
These quilts will be raffled off in a huge fundraising event to benefit our zoo. The drawings will be held on Mother's Day on Sunday, May 12, 2013. Tickets will be available for purchase here at the zoo and on our online gift shop, for $1 per ticket or $5 for 6 tickets. Winners need not be present to win.
We express our sincere thanks to these very talented ladies for sharing their passion for quilting to benefit our passion for animals.
Shown here is the Quilt Committee in action: Ingrid Speck, Donna Gauch, Theresa Suttle, Robin Chambers, Beth Verdin, Cecile Truss, Rosa Janssen, and Mary Franck.