Wednesday, March 21, 2007

NEW! Kyrie's Quilt Raffle

Another group of kind souls have pooled their time, talent and resources to help Lacie, Jordan & Kyrie with a fabulous quilt raffle! Many talented quilters who are friends of Nana Jan's and Great Nana Norma's at the quilt shop worked together at a specially-organized quilting bee to make an "opportunity quilt," which resulted in a fun & funky handmade quilt designed to raise funds for Kyrie's medical expenses.

Everything has been donated: time, fabric, batting, quilting, machines, quilt rack for display, areas for display...and the offers to help keep coming in for displaying the quilt, the first showing being a tremendous success last Saturday (National Quilting Day) at Sunflower Quilts in Derby, KS.

From now until July 2007, Kyrie's Quilt will be displayed around area locations with the opportunity to purchase chances to win. Tickets are $1.00 each.

The quilt is sized to fit a twin bed and measures 84" x 75". I love how the funky greens, the cool purples and blues are put together in a sophisticated style. Reminds me of a stained glass window or an aquarium. Wouldn't this be fun in a boy's room? It's so hard to find something for boys that's creative but not babyish or boring, you know? Ooh, just thinking about a quilt makes me want to snuggle in with a good book or go on a picnic!

Kyrie's Quilt will be shown at the following locations, with more venues to be added as they arise:

April 9
Walnut Valley Quilters Guild
Winfield-Arkansas City, Kansas
monthly meeting

April 10
Prairie Quilt Guild
Wichita, KS
monthly meeting

April 14
Sunflower Quilts
Derby, KS
displayed at the quilt store

April 17
Rose Hill Quilt Guild
Rose Hill, Kansas
displayed at the quilt store

June 2-3
Sunflower Quilts
Derby Days Quilt Show
Derby, KS

If you are not in the Wichita area, but still would like to purchase tickets through the mail, please use the following address. Return tickets stubs will be mailed back to you.

Kyrie's Quilt
c/o M. Austin
812 Honeybrook
Derby, KS 67037

And a special, giant thanks to all those who made this possible. From the idea to the finished product, you are all amazing.

In Kind Donations from Friends of Kyrie:
Dan Beltz, A-1 Singer Sewing Center staff,
Siriporn Hollar, Cover Me Up, Longarm National Quilter
Debbie Wiesner, Out On A Limb, National Quilter

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