Please help the Guild choose the 2021 charity recipient!
Each year, QGOA has a quilt made by members of the Guild. The Guild sells tickets for a chance to win this quilt, with funds raised benefiting QGOA and a local charity.
Tickets are now on sale for $1 each, or 6 for $5. You can purchase tickets via mail by sending a check to QGOA at PO Box 13232, Arlington, TX 76094, or buy them online at the link below. We guarantee stubs will be filled out and added to the drawing. The drawing will be held December 14, 2021 and you need not be present to win. We will incur shipping cost for an out-of-town winner.
Please click here to order Donation Quilt Tickets.
2021 Donation Quilt, “Tidal Transitions” (85x85)
A Storm at Sea quilt has always been on Kim Olmedo’s bucket list. Designing this year’s quilt was a good opportunity for her to create one and to play with color. Kim started it several months into Covid-19; that “storm” was always on her mind, as she and everyone else has tried to stay focused on a brighter future.
The quilt was pieced by Kim Olmedo, Sharon Ligon, and Debbie Panton. Quilted by Pat Madrid.
2020 Donation Quilt, “Friends in My Garden”
The quilt was inspired by a Kim McLean pattern, chosen for its beautiful flowers and colors found in nature. The quilt was made by Phyllis Borton, Jill Matyastik, Janice Mowery, and quilted by Nancy Spell.
The quilt was won by QGOA member, Vicki Best! A portion of the raised funds was donated to SafeHaven.
2019 Donation Quilt, “Bunnies in the Garden”
This 79″ X 92″ quilt was designed by Nancy Spell, inspired by two blocks originally designed by Edyta Sitar. It was pieced by members of Friendship Stitchers and quilted by Sabina Thompson.
The quilt was won by a QGOA member, Claudia Klipp! A portion of the raised funds was donated to SafeHaven.
2018 Donation Quilt, “Webs of Color”
“Webs of Color” was designed by Annis Clapp. Annis was inspired by a Spider Web work-in-progress by Gyleen Fitzgerald. It was created by the Sew N’ Sews stitch group and quilted by Veronica Mowery.
The quilt was won by a QGOA member, Susan FitzGerald! A portion of the raised funds was donated to SafeHaven.
2017 Donation Quilt, “Postcards from Home”
The Etcetera Art Quilt Group challenged themselves to create a quilted work of art using an improvisational style. Each member created “blocks” to be sliced and diced and reassembled into a pleasing arrangement. Members paired off and developed layouts independently and the group voted unanimously on this design. The result is a stunning piece with bold colors and organic movement. Donna Akins did the quilting. A portion of the raised funds was donated to SafeHaven.
2016 Donation Quilt, “Homeward Bound” (80×80)
Ginny Miller’s inspiration was based on a quilt featured in a quilt magazine and shown at the Dallas Quilt Show many years ago. The blocks were made by The Piecemakers stitch group and pieced by Ginny Miller and Ann Siden. Sabina Thompson did the quilting. A portion of the raised funds was donated to SafeHaven.
2015 Donation Quilt, “Friendship Garden” (90×90)
Nancy Spell redesigned a Kim McLean pattern, pieced and quilted by Nancy Spell with hand applique help from the Friendship Stitchers. A portion of the raised funds was donated to SafeHaven.
2014 Donation Quilt, “Celestial Beauty” (83×95)
Designed, pieced and quilted by Annis Clapp. The Sew-N-Sews stitch group made the paper pieced batik sunburst blocks and guild members made the connecting blocks. A portion of the raised funds was donated to SafeHaven.
2013 Donation Quilt, “Irish You Whimsy” (88×101)
Irish Chain was designed by Del Jeanne Mathews, appliqué blocks by Piece O’ Cake Designs made by the Sew-N-Sews stitch group, and quilted by Nancy Spell. A portion of the raised funds was donated to SafeHaven.
2012 Donation Quilt, “Mama’s Crazy Quilt” (76X85)
Designed and pieced by Patricia Eckstrom and blocks made by guild members using some of Patricia’s mother’s fabrics. A portion of the proceeds was donated to SafeHaven.
2011 Donation Quilt, “Baskets in my Cabins”
Designed by Libby McDuffie, blocks made by guild members and quilted by Sabina Thompson. A portion of the proceeds was donated to SafeHaven.
2010 Donation Quilt, “America the Beautiful” (90X90)
Designed and pieced by Pamela Pape and quilted by Donna Akins. A portion of the proceeds was donated to Mission Arlington.
2009 Donation Quilt, “Celebrate the Changing Seasons” (83X102)
Designed by Jolene Mershon, pieced by guild members, and quilted by Sabina Thompson. A portion of the proceeds was donated to Mission Arlington.
2008 Donation Quilt, “Hugs & Kisses”
The pattern “Double X” was taken from a quilt magazine. The blocks were made by The Piecemakers stitch group, assembled by Jo Ann Ubanks and quilted by Melba Drennan.
If you have any information about past donation quilts, contact Susan FitzGerald.