By Charlotter Lisa Patton
Once again the Milk & Honey Quilters’ Guild is preparing for a quilt show, and the first item on the agenda was to make a quilt to raffle. Emmy Alford and Janice Gould volunteered to design the quilt and did so by modifying a pattern that they both admired. With a two-day workshop and willing workers cutting, sewing and pressing quilt blocks, the guild members came up with a spectacular quilt.
When deciding on the name of the quilt, Emmy Alford said, “Janice and I loved the brilliant and glowing colors of the batik fabrics and thought ‘Radiant Lights’ was a perfect name.” The quilt is queen size (84” x 102”) with a two-tone background of blue and white fabrics that complement the blocks that are 8-point stars made with multi-hued batik fabrics. Other guild members who worked on the quilt are Cindy Wemette, Esther Johannsson, Wilma Wood, Sandy Bonomo, Lisa Patton, Dorothy Hayes, Mary Ann Broughton and Andre Emmell, who also did the machine quilting with a beautiful design.
This raffle quilt will be on display in The Quilters’ Corner at Middlebury Sew ‘n’ Vac during the annual Shop Hop through Sunday, March 26, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily with the exception Sunday, which will be 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Quilters’ Corner at Middlebury Sew ‘n’ Vac, Route 7 South in Middlebury, is one of many Vermont quilt shops participating in the annual 10-day, statewide Shop Hop that quilters enjoy. By first obtaining a Shop Hop passport, quilters then travel to many, or all, participating shops in Vermont to discover new patterns, fabrics, tips and techniques—and always look forward to the free pattern given to them.
The Radiant Lights quilt will be raffled off on Sunday, Oct. 8, at the quilt show in Middlebury, and the winner does not have to be present to win. For more information and tickets send an email.