***NEW RAFFLE DATE is DECEMBER 21, this Saturday!!!***
“Memories of Williamsburg”
Handmade quilt now on display for holiday raffle (size 85” x 85”)!
This quilt was made with fabrics which have been reproduced form Colonial Williamsburg textile collection. The patterns in the fabrics have been identified as having appeared in Williamsburg and the surrounding area between the late 1700’s to the mid 1800’s.
Sandra Reynolds of Bristol has been a quilter for years. Combining her enjoyment of working with fabrics with one of her favorite places to visit (Colonial Williamsburg), Sandra worked last winter creating this beautiful quilt.
This quilt was based on a traditional “center medallion” pattern used frequently during that period in history. Once the center was completed, Sandra kept adding boarders as a way to include each of the traditional fabrics in this collection. Many tend to think of the textiles used in this period to be drab, but this was not the case. Bright colors frequently show up in this periods wall papers, furniture, and draperies as well as clothing. For Sandra, this quilt was a fun quilt to work on, though at times, quite challenging.
This quilt will be raffled off at the First Congregational Church in Bristol as part of their holiday festivities. Tickets are 1 for $1 or a booklet of 6 for $5. Tickets can be purchased at the First Congregational Church office (281 High St. in Bristol), from several parishioners of the church, and from “Knit One, Quilt Too” in Barrington (10 Anoka Ave.). The winning ticket will be drawn on Sunday, December 15th after the morning service. No need to be there to win.