I think that all of my readers know that I am a huge fan of the Virginia Quilt Museum. I had some quilts exhibited there with Country School Quilters a year ago and I try to get there to see every exhibit. The museum, like most museums, operates on a shoestring budget and our Executive Director (Meegan Carr) accomplishes amazing things on that budget. All I know is that we are very fortunate to have such a wonderful museum in Virginia.
One of the main fundraising events for the museum is through raffle quilts. The current raffle quilt is a really special one. This quilt, made by Josephine Millett is a reproduction of the oldest quilt in the museum permanent collection. This quilt is made from fabrics reproduced from the original quilt.
The original quilt was made in 1810 and is 108" x 109". It was made by Jane Weakley Leche (1794-1855). She made it prior to her marriage to David Leche in 1819. The center panel of Josephine's reproduction is a copy of the original, as are the other chintz fabrics in the quilt.
You have an opportunity to win this beautiful quilt! Raffle tickets are on sale here and are easy to purchase through Paypal.
The drawing for the quilt is December 14 so get your tickets now!
Thank you for supporting the Virgina Quilt Museum.