Last year’s quilt raffle at the spring Native Plant Sale was a huge hit. This year you have another chance at winning a beautiful quilt made by Loudoun Wildlife Volunteer Lynn Lothman. This Alphabet Sampler quilt measures 52″ wide by 66″ long and is a traditional sampler highlighting flora and fauna. The piecing is done with Indonesian batik and machine embroidered on linen. The quilt can be machine washed and dried. You can see it on display at the Native Plant Sale on April 16.
Raffle tickets go on sale April 1. Tickets can be purchased through our online store or at the Native Plant Sale from LWC’s Wild Shop or our booth at the Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival on April 23 and 24. The raffle ends at 5:00pm on April 24, and the drawing will be held on the morning of April 26.
I’ve been quilting for 20 years but making things and expressing myself through thread and textile since I was a small child. It never surprised my mother to find me cutting up my favorite shirt and stitching it into something else that I gifted to others! Embroidery and stitching on cloth was my voice in a time when little girls voices were often silenced. My favorite past time now at an older age is to create quilts for grandchildren, family and friends, people in need, and to highlight my love, understanding, and respect of the natural world. My greatest joy is that my creation brings joy to others.