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2015 Raffle Quilt


True North


The True North(96” x 96”), is an original quilt design by guild member Jacqueline Tate, based on the block called Canada Star from Carol Doak's book, Mariner's Compass Stars, published by C&T Publishing. From page 6 of the September 2014 Scraps of Wisdom: "Carol Doak expressly allows for using the patterns to make a quilt for raising charitable funds."


Jacqueline organized the quilt, which was pieced by numerous members of the Waterloo County Quilters’ Guild. It was assembled by Jacqueline along with Cecelia Smith and Audrey Vrooman. The quilt was custom quilted with original quilting designs by Peggy Nagle. Jean Carberry bound the quilt and Audrey Vrooman generously provided the wool batting.



Bonnie Murdoch and Tamara Gilhuly holding up the raffle quilt, "True North" with designer/project manager and assembler, Jacqueline Tate (on the right) and Cicilia Smith, assembler (on the left). Audrey Vrooman (not pictured) was also involved in the assembly.  It was custom machine quilted by Peggy Nagle and the binding was done by Jean Carberry (also not pictured).


Proceeds of $4700 went to support Innisfree House, a new residential hospice facility near Conestoga College in Doon. This hospice operates in conjunction with Lisaard House, providing palliative care to terminally ill patients and thier families. The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care funds a portion of bedside nursing care, which is less than half of the charity's annual operating budget. They rely on donations from the community to provide quality care for those who are dying and their families.


The draw took place at The Mill, 3rd floor, St. Jacobs, ON, at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 18, 2015.


Click here to see who won the quilt.



Past Raffle Quilts

View the 2013 raffle quilt.

View the 2011 raffle quilt.

View the 2009 raffle quilt.


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