The 67th NSDC Raffle Quilt Story

Ticket Prices: $1 each or 6 for $5

When Wanda Kruse, prize-winning quilt artist, started quilting, she quickly learned that quilt blocks have names. Many blocks are named from everyday things quilters experienced. For her, these block names evoke stories of strong women and their families.

Cindy Boone, General Chairman, and Wanda share a fascination for the history behind quilt block names. We transformed our interest into this quilt project which features our Kansas and Missouri ancestors who have shaped our lives. The vintage blocks highlight dancing, friendship, and blocks about Missouri and Kansas. Many come from the Kansas City Star archives.

Wanda chose blocks that could be adapted for paper piecing. There are lots of discussions about this technique, and she love the sharp points and block consistency. All applique blocks were finished using needle turn. The quilt was hand quilted in the pattern Wanda knows as "Baptist Fan". The top, batting, and back are all 100% cotton. The quilt size is 101" x 101" so it can be used as a queen comforter or a king quilt.

Quilting is often a solitary project, but dancers throughout Missouri shared their talents. Wanda felt that this quilt was made with the love that you would find in the long ago quilting bees. Everyone who participated in the quilt project is listed on the quilt back.

The quilt was appraised for insurance purposes. It was appraised by a Certified American Quilters Society Appraiser who is highly regarded in the quilting world. The lucky winner will receive a quilt worth $7,500! Wow, that is a real prize!

Some of the blocks are featured below.

Swing in the Center

Eight Hands Around

Raffle tickets will be available in the lobby at the convention.

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