Friday, October 19, 2007

Christmas, just aroudn the corner - what's on your bed?

Yep, Christmas will be here before you know it and it is just a matter of weeks before we begin pulling out those Christmas decorations and begin getting into the spirit. Wouldn't you love to spread this beautiful quilt across your bed this year while decorating for Christmas???
Well, maybe you CAN SLEEP UNDER IT ON YOUR BED if you are lucky enough!

Several of the quilters of the HGTV Quilters Board worked together to make this quilt. The dozen blocks in the center were donated by gotthebug and that began the project. I made one of the 9" outer boarder blocks earlier this year and Quiltaholic put all the blocks together!

This is our 2nd year to raffle a Christmas quilt made by HGTV quilters - to raise funds so that we can buy Christmas gifts for less fortunate children. Last year was a huge success and we provided a really nice Christmas for several families and we are hoping to again help as many children as we can with the funds that we collect. The more tickets we sell, the more children that we can help!

Would you be willing to participate and buy tickets to help put smiles on some special children's faces this year when they get up on Christmas morning and find tons of surprises under their tree??

Another surprise for this year is Nichole Webb, a national award winning quilter and teacher for longarm quilting has offered to quilt this for us!!

Tickets are 2.00 each or 3 tickets for $5.00

If you want to purchase tickets, send me an e-mail and I will then reply back with Quiltaholic's information so that you can buy them directly form her.

Sorry she doesn't blog or I would link you to her.....so in other words, it is up to me and my blog to get the word out to all the quilt bloggers in blogworld. So, please consider this your invitations to feel free to mention it on your blog too and link the photo here ;)

According to Quiltaholic's post yesterday we haven't' raise nearly enough funds yet - tickets have only been purchased form HGTV board members and her LAC Forum and MQR Forum. If you would like to follow the discussion click here:

Here is what Quiltaholic wrote this morning:
Nichole called and left a message today that she should be mailing the quilt to my by Saturday...I can't wait to see it...She said it is beautiful!

If you haven't contacted me for tickets, please do so and help put Christmas under the tree for several deserving children this year... I will post photos of the finished quilt as soon as I receive it back..

... But we do have a slight problem..Ticket sales are very slim...We have raised $175.00 on the quilt so far...

Marie and I are going to set up with the quilt one day at Walmart and try to sell some tickets but we need all of your support for this charity drive...I was a little skeptical about doing 2 quilts in a year but the majority vote won that we would..I will have to delay giving the quilt away on the scheduled date if ticket sales don't increase...I hope you all will help..

Happy Weekend everyone! ~Bonnie


  1. Hello,
    I was reading your blog and would love to buy some raffle tickets. Let me know where to send the
    money and I will get it mailed out on Monday.

    The quilt is gorgeous and I would love to win it and help others at the same time.

    I love reading all your blogs and I am also a machine quilter.


  2. Carol Thanks for your email.

    I forwarded it along to Quiltaholic and she shoudl be replying back to you with her mailing address soon!

    Please let me know if there is anything else I can help you with - and feel free to forward my blog addy to quilt friends to let them know of the raffle too! :) ~Bonnie

  3. Hi Bonnie!! Quiltaholic here! Funds have steadily improved and we are over the 600.00 mark with tickets that Chris in GA has sold...A far cry from the 175.00 some time back...I have started a blog now!! Are you proud of me?...Thanks for putting the information about the raffle quilt here on your blog...We still have the whole month of November to sell tickets so hopefully we will reach the 1,000.00 dollar mark!


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