As I have written before, my local guild, the Tarheel Quilters Guild of Fayetteville, NC, makes a yearly visit to the Veterans Administration Hospital to gift the patients with handmade lap quilts. To increase the number of finished quilts and to boost enthusiasm for the project, guild member Naomi proposed a contest. Members were to bring Red, White and Blue quilts to the November guild meeting.
My submission for the contest is a variation of “Liberty” designed by Ann Weber of the Gingham Girls in the July/August 2011 issue of McCall’s Quilting. In fact, Ann’s quilt is on the cover of the magazine!
I modified the design by making fewer blocks, substituting setting triangles for the partial blocks, and adding two borders. I don’t expect to win the contest, but I did enjoy the challenge of participating for a good cause.