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 buy tickets via mail by sending a check to QGOA at PO Box 13232, Arlington, TX 76094. You may also purchase tickets from any Quilters’ Guild of Arlington Member or buy them at the general meetings. The drawing will be held December 10, 2019 and you need not be present to win.
The 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.
The 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.
The 2016 Donation Quilt “Homeward Bound” (80×80)
Ginny Miller’s inspiration is 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 Piecemaker Stitch Group and pieced by Ginny Miller and Ann Siden. Sabina Thompson did the quilting.
The 2015 Donation Quilt “Friendship Garden” (90×90)
Nancy Spell redesigned a Kim McLean pattern, pieced ans quilted by Nancy Spell with hand applique help from the Friendship Stitchers group. A portion of the raised funds was donated to SafeHaven.
The 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.
The 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.
The 2012 Donation Quilt “Mama’s Crazy Quilt” (76X85)
Designed and pieced by Patricia Eckstrom and blocks made by guild members using some of Patricia mother’s fabrics. A portion of the proceeds was donated to SafeHaven.
The 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.
The 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.
The 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.
The 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.