It’s That Time Again – St. Clare Quilt Auction

St. Clare Christmas Quilt Raffle.
l-r: Marie Rowland, Diane Stinebrickner, Pam Trageser, Joanne White and Jan Stamper selling raffle tickets for the St. Clare Christmas Quilt Raffle.

The year’s more than half over and we all know what that means. Time to start thinking about things like Back-to-School and all the wonderful holidays we have coming up. Like Christmas!

Once again it’s time for the annual St. Clare Christmas Quilt raffle and I gotta tell ya – tickets are gonna go fast!

This year there are two beautiful handmade quilts up on the block.

The first is made by Myong McManus and I’m told that all I have to tell you is it’s a “9 Patch Quilt” and all you quilters out there will know what I’m talking about.

Personally, I don’t care if it has 9 patches or 900 – I just love the colors!

Hand-pieced, Hand-quilted, and hand-appliqued baby quilt by Myong McManus.

Myong’s quilt is a Baby Quilt, hand-pieced and hand-quilted. The background is snowy white with lots of colorful flower patches. The trim around the borders is also hand-appliqued. This would be a great quilt for any little baby on your list this year.

Susan O’Connor’s quilt is a full-size handmade quilt that she’s titled, “Americana Sampler.”

“Americana Sampler” by Susan O’Connor

A close-up shot showcases the Stars and Garland quilting which make this quilt the “Star of the Show!” If you know someone who’s serving our country or just returned, or someone who just likes to show off Old Glory, this would be an ideal Christmas gift.

Hand-quilted Stars and Garland pattern on “Americana Sampler” by Susan O’Connor.

Tickets are $1 each or you can buy 6 tickets for just $5.

But you better get ’em fast. The more tickets you buy, the more chances you’ll have to win! 

The ladies tell me they’re willing to ship these quilts to the winner, no matter where they’re located.  So how about sharing this blog post with all your Facebook and Twitter friends?   Just click the buttons of your choice down below this post and let’s see how many raffle tickets we can sell this year!

Drawing will be held on December 1, 2012. We’ll be blogging about these quilts a lot between now and the end of the raffle and we’ll keep you posted on where you can pick up your tickets.

For more information contact Marie Rowland at the church office.  Proceeds from the raffle go toward improvements and renovations for the Friendship Hall.


  1. Donna

    I went, too. I loved the quilts from the 1800s! I ended up helping a woman from the Terrace get around the show. She was a quilter and she knew every single pattern and stitch on every single quilt! Had a blast with her. Her name was Dorothy. Hi Dorothy!

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