Raffle for Hand-Sewn Quilt

Hand-Sewn Quilt

We are delighted to offer you the opportunity to win this unique double bed sized quilt, width 65.5 ins (1.665metres) X length 71 ins (1.805metres)

It will be raffled at £5.00 per ticket with the winning ticket being drawn on Sunday 3rd October after our Harvest Festival Services

Tickets will be available in Church as from Sunday 22ndAugust and the Quilt will be on display as well

If you want to purchase tickets outwith Church, you can send a cheque with your name and phone number to:

St Andrew’s Raffle, St Andrew’s Rectory, 6 Forestfield, Kelso TD57BX

Alternatively, if you wish to pay by bank transfer, please contact rectorofkelso@gmail.com for bank details.

Finally you can use the ‘Donate “button on the website at the top right of most pages.

This is how the quilt has been completed:

The blocks of this quilt were found in St. Andrew’s Rectory 16years ago; however, the materials used for the blocks are considerably older. Some had been hand-sewn together to form the basis of a pattern, whilst the remainder were prepared for sewing.

These remaining blocks were hand-sewn by Carolyn Lindsley to complete the overall pattern to form the centre rectangle.

The top of the quilt was layered with wadding and backing by laying them on a flat surface to ensure smoothness and then tacking them together in a grid formation.

Next the layers were hand-quilted in the ditch so that the seams of each block were attached to both the wadding and the backing.

The border was then attached by machine with the rope pattern being hand-stitched to keep it in place.

Finally, the binding was added and finished by hand.

All this was very labour intensive and took a great deal of time.

We would like to think that the winner of the quilt will derive a great deal of pleasure and happiness from it.

 

Good luck!

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