The Legacy of the Plains Museum Quilters have one more work day this spring at the museum before the 2014 raffle quilt is complete. Come to the museum between 9 a.m. and about noon tomorrow, Thursday, May 29, to watch them work on the heritage art of hand quilting.
The quilt is stretched on a wooden frame in the museum lobby, and the quilters are more than happy to answer questions about what it takes to hand-quilt a quilt, and how techniques and materials have changed over the years.
Quilter Wanda Mowry said this year’s quilt follows a very traditional “triple Irish chain” pattern, but with a twist – it has a modern border that includes three-dimensional elements.
As soon as the quilt is completed, it will be on display at the museum, where visitors can purchase $1 raffle tickets for a chance to win this hand-quilted, functional art piece.
Since 1990, the annual quilt raffle has raised more than $34,000 to support Legacy of the Plains Museum and its predecessor museums, the North Platte Valley Museum and Farm And Ranch Museum.
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