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Helena Quilters' Guild Album Of Past Guild Raffle Quilts

This is a small portion of the Helena Quilters' Guild Quilt Show raffle quilts. These were created by members to raffle during the quilt show. Usually there were a few specific individuals who decided the theme, color and blocks for each raffle quilt. These individuals made fabric kits which include directions for the quilt blocks. Guild members sewed blocks and then gathered in work sessions to assemble the blocks. At first, the Guild raffle quilts were hand quilted. Now, with all the talented long-arm quilters in the area, the Guild contracts the quilting to be done by one of these long-arm quilt artists.

The Helena Quilters' Guild uses the proceeds of the show raffle quilt to help defray the expenses of the quilt show.

2017 Raffle Quilt






2017 Raffle Quilt

2015 Raffle Quilt


The 2015 raffle quilt.


Quilted by Daysee Swant of Daisy Stitch Artisan Quilting

Thanks to all the volunteers for working at the show, the entrants of many beautiful quilts and the people who came to enjoy them.
Raffle quilt for 2013 The 2013 Raffle Quilt, designed by Diane Simkins and quilted by her sister, Rene Simkins. Diana Simkins and her sister, Rene` Simkins, will be the featured quilters at the biennial quilt show this year.

The sisters live next door to each other near Fort Shaw, Montana where they spend a large portion of their time quilting and with Rene`s horses. Both sisters have received honors for their quilts in local shows. Rene` quilts most of Diana’s quilts and likes to make scrappy quilts. Diana is a certified Judy Niemeyer instructor but likes to do all sorts of quilts and design her own. It is usually easy to distinguish which one pieced a quilt because their color selections are so different.

Diana created the paper piecing pattern for this year’s raffle quilt and Rene` quilted it.
Dresden plate quilt
Carolyn Gibbons and Son, Nick, won the Dresden Plate raffle quilt.
Mary fan quilt
Gregg and Wendy Wheeler won Mary's Fan raffle quilt. Designed by Nola McLane.
B Patriot quilt
Emilie Meiers won the Patriotic Sampler Raffle Quilt.
flower basket quilt
Jim Schulte won the Flower Basket raffle quilt.
Windsor quilt
Kim Kradolfer won the Windsor Gardens raffle quilt. Designed by Sue Clark and Juanita Padden.
Lone star quilt
Bev Holnbeck and family won the Patriotic Lone Star raffle quilt. Designed by Juanita Padden.
Bears quilt
Judy Lowe won the Bears In the Wilderness raffle quilt. Designed by Carina Zook.
Blue quilt
Julia Rhoads winner of the Blue raffle quilt.
Red and White quilt
Red and White raffle quilt for the Heart of the Rockies quilt show. Designed by Julie Dess.
Tiptoe through the tulips quilt
Karen Bowers won the Tip Toe Through the Tulips raffle quilt. Designed by Dean Hall and Vicky McClean.
Ninepatch quilt
Batik Nine-Patch Quilt (2005). Designed by Deb Plant.
Stars in Montana skies quilt
Stars in Montana Skies raffle quilt was won by Billie Veerkamp. Designed by Jill Larson, fabric choices by Linda Parker.
Rodeo quilt
Rodeo Romance 2009 raffle quilt. Designed by Carina Zook; machine quilted by Kerri Myles. Won by John Chinadler.
Trip around the world quilt
Reflections, Trip Around the World 2011 raffle quilt. Designed by Andrea Atwood; machine quilted by Kerri Myles; won by Martina Tafalla.


Most images were photographed by J. Padden, otherwise taken out of the Guild archives.

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