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Dragonfly Quilts

Maggie Ball

National Guilds' Contest
Quilters without Borders

In 2008, as part of our capital campaign to raise funds for the Mongolian Quilting Center, we organized a nationwide contest for quilt guilds. Guilds were invited to make a donation of $100 and to send a 6” square of fabric. For each $100 they donated, the guilds were entered into a drawing to receive an all expenses paid lecture and workshop from Maggie. The winning group was the United Methodist Church Women in Appleton, MN and Maggie fulfilled her promise to them in April 2009. Over $4,000 was raised from this effort. As a result of the publicity, the Quilt Guild of Dallas invited us to apply for their annual endowment grant of $5,000, which we did and we were awarded the full grant. Maggie pieced together a quilt from the 6” squares sent by the participating guilds and Wanda Rains quilted it. The names of the participating groups were printed in the borders of the quilt. This quilt was taken to the Mongolian Quilting Center in 2009 and presented as a gift, each square symbolizing funds raised to purchase the facility and build their quilting community.

Participating Guilds


British Columbia: Nanaimo Quilters’ Guild, Vernon Silver Star Quilters
California: Citrus Belt Quilters - Redlands, Coachella Valley Quilt Guild - Coachella, Dogwood Quilters - Lake Arrowhead, Seaside Quilters Guild - San Diego, Sauper Quilters - Redlands
Florida: Palm Beach County Quilters - West Palm Beach, Racing Fingers Quilt Guild - Ormond Beach
Illinois: Sinnissippi Quilters - Rockford
Indiana: Maple Leaf Quilters - Goshen
Iowa: Mississippi Valley Quilters Guild - Davenport
Missouri: Little Hills Quilt Club, St. Charles
Minnesota: United Methodist Church Women - Appleton
North Dakota: North Star Quilters, Grand Forks
Ohio: That Quilt Guild I Belong To - Poland
Rhode Island: Quilters by the Sea – Portsmouth
Washington: Camano Island Quilters - Camano Island, Evergreen Piecemakers - Kent, Kitsap Quilters Guild - Poulsbo, Quilters Anonymous – Edmonds, Quilters on the Rock - Whidbey Island, Vashon Island Quilters Guild - Vashon, West Sound Quilters - Port Orchard
Wisconsin: Pine Tree Quilters Guild - Wausau

$5,000 grant received from the Quilt Guild of Dallas, Texas.

Home Up Pictures

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