Tallman Arts Festival Quilt Raffle
A main source of revenue comes from the guild's annual Quilt Raffle. Each year, we make a large quilt. The raffle drawing is held at the Tallman Arts Festival in Janesville in August. Each member is expected to sell at least 10 raffle tickets and help with the construction of the quilt by sewing the quilt top and/or hand quilting. The group that makes the quilt top chooses how the quilt will be quilted. If done by the guild members, all the quilt stitches, including those by inexperienced quilters, are left in and treasured by the quilt's eventual owner. This project is not only a source of revenue for the guild, but it's a great learning opportunity for guild members. Each member is provided with a photo of the completed quilt along with the raffle tickets and instructions on how and when to return the money and stubs. More tickets are available if you need them. Part of the raffle money is donated to the Rock County Historical Society for the preservation and storage of quilts, and part of the money is given to the seven Rock County libraries for the purchase of quilt books as chosen by the Donations to Area Libraries Committee. The rest is used to pay for guest speakers, workshops and other expenses including fabric and batting for the next raffle quilt.
2019 Tallman Festival Winners:
Large Quilt - Nancy Binder (Member)
Lap Quilt - Joyce Albright (Member)
Wall Hanging - Fumiyo Stuvengen (Member)
Table Mats & Napkins - Sue Joos (Member)
Basket - Karen Brunsell (Member)
This year's Raffle quilt was made by Traveling Needles & Forks
and quilted by Quilt Barn Studio!