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Christ Church & Capitol Hill Quilters
The Christ Church ✝ Capitol Hill Community Quilters Extraordinaire have been making quilts as part of our fund raising activities since 1984. Each quilt takes 9-12 months to complete. Raffle tickets are available for a suggested donation of $1 per ticket or 6 for 5 dollars.The raffel tickets can be bought online using paypal. Please click on the 'Paypal' icon on the left, follow the instructions, and enter quilt raffle in the memo line. The quilt raffle drawing is held at our annual St. Nick's Dinner and Christmas Sale in early December. Proceeds support an outreach effort selected by the quilters, most recently the Millennium Development Goals to cut global poverty in half by 2015 and Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.
2012 - Wicahpi Owinja/Star Quilt
Like Wicahpi Owinja, Lakota star quilts are usually dominated by a single star pieced together of small diamond shaped patches in eight sections. When these sections are joined together an eight-sided star is formed. In the 2012 Christ Church quilt, the dramatic deep turquoise and black star is accented in red, two shades of pink, white and pale blue and placed on a field on pale blue. The multiple bands of the border are red, deep turquoise and black, inset with an elongated nine patch accents reflecting all the colors in the star. The corners repeat the diamond patterns of the center star. The prairie flower print fabric on the back coordinates with turquoise, red and white flowers on a black background. The queen size quilt (90 x 90) is 100 percent cotton, including the batting. Because of the supersaturated colors, dry cleaning is recommended.
Diane Hill, a Native American quilt maker, made the center star panel and graciously agreed to let us use it in creating a one of a kind quilt for our fund raising efforts on behalf of the peoples on the Pine Ridge reservation. Using the same colors as in the eight pointed star, the quilters designed and pieced the border and then hand-quilted the quilt. The proceeds from the 2012 quilt raffle will go to Allies of the Lakota, an organization that works to support the Porcupine Clinic and KALI radio, two independent Lakota owned and operated institutions on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Both the clinic and public radio station were founded in the belief that community control of health care, education and communications is the key to bettering the lives of the Lakota people and ending the cycle of poverty.
2011 - Road to Jericho Quilt
The 2011 Quilt Raffle will support the Jericho Road Episcopal Housing Initiative of New Orleans, a neighborhood-based nonprofit homebuilder providing families with healthy and energy-efficient affordable housing opportunities. The 2011 quilt is 86x86 inches, hand pieced and professionally machine quilted. The all cotton fabrics of cream, pink and russet are based on 18th century French floral designs. The traditional nine-patch block pattern is called Jericho Road. The quilt backing is a coordinating russet print.
2010 - New Beginnings Quilt
The proceeds from the 2010 raffle quilt went to support the Haitian people in their new beginnings following the devastating earthquake in January 2010. The quilt uses one of the block patterns from the 2009 Sousa Quilt (Compass Kaleidoscope) to create an ever-changing pattern of colors and shapes. The queen-size quilt (88x88 inches) is made from batik fabrics that provide bright colored stars (rose, turquoise, green and yellow/gold) against the gently changing hues of green, mauve and ink of the Maltese cross and mottled icy grey of the connecting pieces. When all the blocks are joined the windmill-like cross and star pattern forms circles that dance across the entire quilt. The border of the quilt (not shown) incorporates the triangular wings of the Maltese cross and the colors of the stars. The quilt backing continues the theme in similar colors and shapes, but less abstract patterns. The quilt is hand and machine pieced and hand quilted.
2009 - Sousa Quilt
Congratulations to Bev Ward, winner of the 2009 Quilt. We raised over $2000. The entire proceeds from the sale of the quilt tickets went to Episcopal Relief and Development in support of the United Nations Millennium Development Goal to cut extreme poverty in half by 2015.
The Quilters meet at 7:30 pm most Monday evenings in the Upper Rooms of the Parish Hall. Experience with sewing or Christ Church membership are not required. For more information about the quilters qroup or raffle ticket availability contact the quilter co-chairs -- Linda Mellgren or Andrea Harles.
Updated: Nov 20, 2012
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