‘Shop Hop’ to feature quilters guild quilt

MIDDLEBURY — Once again the Milk & Honey Quilters’ Guild is preparing for a wonderful quilt show and the first item on their agenda was to make a quilt for their raffle.
Emmy Alford and Janice Gould volunteered to design the quilt and did so by modifying a pattern that they both admired. With a two-day workshop and willing workers, cutting, sewing and pressing quilt blocks the guild members came up with a spectacular quilt.
When deciding on the name of the quilt, Alford said, “Janice and I loved the brilliant and glowing colors of the batik fabrics and thought “Radiant Lights” was a perfect name.”
The quilt is queen size — 84 inches x 102 inches — with a two-tone background of blue and white fabrics that complement the blocks that are eight-point stars made with multi-hued batik fabrics. Other guild members who worked on the quilt are Cindy Wemette, Esther Johannsson, Wilma Wood, Sandy Bonomo, Lisa Patton, Dorothy Hayes, Mary Ann Broughton and Andre Emmell, who also did the machine quilting with a beautiful design.
The “Radiant Lights” raffle quilt will be on display in The Quilters’ Corner at Middlebury Sew ‘n’ Vac during the annual “Shop Hop,” from Friday, March 17, through Sunday, March 26, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily with the exception of the Sunday hours, which will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
 The Quilters’ Corner at Middlebury Sew ‘n’ Vac, Route 7 South in Middlebury, is one of many Vermont quilt shops that are participating in the annual 10-day statewide “Shop Hop” that quilters enjoy. By first obtaining a “Shop Hop Passport” quilters then travel to many, or all, participating shops in Vermont to discover new patterns, fabrics, tips, techniques and always look forward to the free pattern given to them.
 The Raffle tickets, $2 each or 3 for $5, will be on sale at The Quilters’ Corner, Friday-Sunday, March 17-19, and Friday, March 24, and Saturday, March 25 during the “Shop Hop,” but can also be purchased from members of the Quilt Guild at anytime.
The Quilt Show will take place on Saturday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Middlebury Recreation Facility, 154 Creek Road, in Middlebury. The “Radiant Lights” quilt will be raffled off on Sunday, Oct. 8 at the Quilt Show and the winner does not have to be present to win.

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