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Through donations we have been able to sustain many of our projects. We would like to create items for sale to help us continue our projects. Here are some projects and potential ideas we have so far:

Opportunity Drawing: There are 2 opportunities for opportunity drawing quilts

Block strip quilt: 3.5” blocks will be sewn by park visitors to create strips. They will add their names to the blocks they sew. The fabric will be alternating blocks of white muslin and Civil War reproduction fabrics. The strips will be sewn into a quilt and quilted. Proceeds from the ticket sales will support the quilt guild. Tickets will be sold between Ladies Day and 4th July 2012. Opportunity Drawing will be onstage during the 4th July 2012 activities.

Challenge quilt: Enter a block for the challenge quilt. Follow the guidelines, enter a block and receive 10 tickets. Purchase tickets for more opportunities! Tickets will be sold between Ladies Day and 4th July 2012. Opportunity Drawing will be onstage during the 4th July 2012 activities. (link to flier for Challenge quilt) Proceeds from the ticket sales will support the quilt guild.

We would like to create applique block kits. Each kit will have an appliqué block to make with a theme of a flower or building related to Old Town San Diego. The block can stand alone or by buying each kit a quilt could be created.

Housewives (sewing kits) were very common in the nineteenth century. Both women and men were known to carry them. A housewife could fit in a purse and held all the essentials. No woman would be without one. Often a woman would give one to their man, who was headed off to war so he could to mend his clothes. These kits range from simple and patchwork to elaborate with expensive fabric and embroidery.

Items such as needle cases or pin cushions or small quilts using period fabric
Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated

This is just a brief glimpse of our quilt guild. Please tell your friends about us and come visit. We welcome everybody to participate and are eager to meet you. Feel free to contact us with any questions.

Frances McMeeken.
Park Interpretive Specialist, seasonal and Quilt Guild Lead
fmcmeeken@parks.ca.gov or Old Town Visitor Center phone number; 619-220-5422