Quilts

Quilters Dozen Quilting Club members with the 2019 PrairieFest Quilt: (left to right) Back row: Sandy Dickinson, Susie Shaddle, Sue Matile, Sandy Dieter. Front row: Jan Woessner, Terri Martin, Nyla Hartman, Carol Surgis, Sandy Bertz, Jean Page, and Donna Schoeberlein. Photo taken March 21, 2019 at the Little White School Museum.

2019 PrairieFest Quilt Show set for June 14-16 at Oswego museum

Are you a proud quilt owner? If so, why not share your fabric art treasure with the whole community during the 2019 PrairieFest Quilt Show?

Area residents who own heirloom family quilts or quilts they have created themselves or purchased are encouraged to display their treasures at this year’s show. There is no cost to display quilts at the show.

This year’s show will be held Friday through Sunday, June 14-16, during the 2019 PrairieFest community celebration at Oswego’s historic Little White School Museum, 72 Polk Street (Jackson at Polk). Show hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The show is co-hosted by the Quilters Dozen Quilting Club, the Oswegoland Park District, and the museum.

A certified appraiser will be available to appraise visitors’ treasured quilts during the show on Friday and Saturday. The appraisal charge is $45 per quilt.

Quilts for the show should be dropped off at the Little White School Museum on Wednesday, June 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Displayed quilts must be picked up by their owners on Sunday, June 16, after the quilt show closes, between 4:30 and 5 p.m.

Quilt show entry forms are available for download and print-out at www.prairiefest.com, from Quilters Dozen members, and will also be available during quilt drop-off at the Little White School Museum on Wednesday, June 12.

Quilters’ annual quilt raffle fundraiser is now underway.

In addition, the Quilters Dozen have also kicked off their main annual fundraiser, the PrairieFest Quilt Raffle. One lucky winner will take home the 2019 PrairieFest Quilt, "Wind Farm," named for the many pinwheel shapes scattered across this queen sized, 90" x 92" quilt. The cheerful red and cream blocks are made of cotton fabric and are entirely hand quilted by Quilters Dozen members. The process took about eight months to complete.

The inspiration for this year's quilt came from an article featuring the designer, Gerri Robinson, in the November/ December 2014 issue of “McCall's Quilting” magazine.

Quilt raffle donation is $1 per ticket or six tickets for $5. Raffle tickets are now available from quilt club members and at the Little White School Museum during regular hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets for the raffle quilt will also be sold during the quilt show.

The drawing for “Twirling Triangles” will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 17; the winner need not be present to win. Quilt raffle proceeds will benefit Oswego American Legion Post 675, the Little White School Museum, and the Oswegoland Park District’s PrairieFest celebration.

The Quilters Dozen meets weekly at the Oswego American Legion Post 675 Post Home, 19 West Washington Street, Oswego. For more Information on the quilt show, this year’s quilt raffle fundraiser, or the Quilters Dozen, call Diana Schlosser, 630-554-9367 or Sue Matile, 630-554-8743.