Charity Quilt Raffles
A much anticipated feature of every Broward Quilt Expo are the raffles of beautiful quilts crafted by the sponsoring guilds to raise funds for their favorite charities. Raffle tickets will be available from the guilds directly and at the expo. Some of the drawings will take place on the final day of the expo. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to win an heirloom quality quilt, and to benefit worthy causes.
Coral Springs Quilt Guild
Butterfly Fancy - Beautiful pieced quilt with crystals to highlight its movement, based on a pattern by Tula Pink. Proceeds will benefit Mission United of Broward County of Broward County, Assisting Broward County Veterans.
Suggested Donation: $1.00 per ticket or $5.00 for 6 tickets. Tickets may be purchased from any Coral Springs Quilters member or at Broward Quilt Expo.
Drawing will be held on June 28, 2017 at 7:15 pm in Cypress Hall, Cypress Hammock Park, Coral Springs. Need not be present to win.
East Sunrise Quilter's Guild
Our quilt will be raffled to benefit the American Cancer Society.
More information coming soon.
Photo by Mellisa Karlin Mahoney, courtesy of McCall’s Quilting
Quilting In The Pines Guild
This beautiful quilt was created by and used with the permission of Kathy Munkelwitz. The pinwheel baskets are machine pieced and the petals are hand appliqued. Pinwheels and petals are 30’s reproduction fabrics. The quilt measures 88 x 100 inches. Piecing and applique by members of the guild and machine quilting by Nora Bordach.
All raffle ticket sale proceeds benefit Children’s Harbor, Inc. in Pembroke Pines, Florida, whose mission is to make sure that foster children stay united as a family – keeping siblings together, raising them as their own and giving them the professional guidance they need to rebuild their lives.
Raffle tickets are $1 or six for $5. They may be purchased at Broward Quilt Expo or contact Elena Madera. The raffle drawing will be held the last day of the Expo, March 11th. Winner need not be present to win.
Southern Stars Quilt Guild
Blue Confetti is an original design by members of Southern Stars Quilt Guild Inc. and quilted by Helia Ricci of Perdiricci Quilting Services Inc. Blue Confetti is a large king size measuring 98 x 112 inches. The quilt will be entered for judging in the quilt expo.
Southern Stars Quilt Guild Inc. has chosen Rotary Club of Hollywood as the recipient of the proceeds from their raffle quilt. The Rotary Club auction proceeds are returned to the community through local children’s programs along with scholarships benefiting the future leaders of our community.
Raffle tickets for Blue Confetti are available for a donation of $1 for each ticket, or 6 tickets for $5. They can be purchased from any guild member, and will be on sale during the 3-day quilt expo, where the quilt will be on display, and at the Annual Hollywood Rotary Club Auction on May 11th, 12th and 13th , 2017 where the raffle winner will be chosen. Winner does not have to be present to win.
South Florida Modern Quilt Guild
We will be raffling our quilt to benefit Girls Club, Fort Lauderdale.
Our quilt is called Beach Blanket Improv, and it is a group quilt made using improvisational piecing techniques. It was created as a challenge for the national modern quilt show Quiltcon in 2016 and was displayed at the show in Pasadena in February 2016. We used a color palette that was dictated as part of the challenge, and our inspiration was Florida sunsets. Our members created blocks by cutting and piecing without patterns, using their own vision of a sunset. The blocks were pieced together by members during a workshop, when we also created a improvisationally pieced backing, using large pieces of fabrics in the color palette. It was free motion quilted by Patricia Auten. Size: 73 x 84 inches.
Our raffle is limited to 500 tickets, and the suggested donation is $5. Tickets are available from guild members now, or at Broward Quilt Expo. You may also contact the guild to participate online.
West Broward Quilt Guild
West Broward Quilters’ Guild has chosen Blessings in a Backpack as the recipient for the proceeds from our quilt raffle. Blessings in a Backpack is a non-profit organization that mobilizes communities, individuals and resources to feed school children in the United States who currently are fed during the week on the federally funded Free and Reduced Meal Program, and are at risk of going hungry on the weekends. The local ministry facilitating this program allows the public elementary school children to receive a backpack and food to take home with them on weekends, and strives to provide this for a year at a time.
Raffle tickets for this Charity Quilt are available for a donation of $1 for each ticket, or 6 tickets for $5. They can be purchased from any guild member, and will be on sale during the 3-day quilt expo, where the quilt will be on display.
Our quilt, Venetian Glass, was assembled by guild members, and quilted by Linda Wilson. The quilt measures 90 x 110 inches, and is considered a king-sized quilt.