Celestial Dreams - Laurel Burch / ALS Quilt

K8OrlandoMarch 3, 2012

I've finished the quilt I'm donating to our local ALS Association for a raffle. I used the panels from Laurel Burch's Celestial Dreams and several of the coordinating fabrics, with a pretty batik for the backing. The quilt design is mine. Orlando's longarm wizard, Mary Beth, did the quilting for me. The quilt is intended for either a wallhanging or a lap quilt, even a wheelchair lap quilt - it's 40"x40". We start the raffle on Monday at an ALS benefit restaurant event, then we'll show it Friday at a fundraising walk and throughout the spring at other events. We're planning to do the drawing on July 4th. Wish us luck!


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Beautiful~~I think it speaks volumes & should raise a lot of money for ALS. The size is perfect.

You are so clever in your handling of panels. Mary Beth did a wonderful job quilting. She is very talented.

You should feel very proud.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2012 at 8:40PM
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Beautiful! The colors are perfect and the quilting is exquisite!

    Bookmark   March 3, 2012 at 8:58PM
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Thank you for your comments! My friend's ALS support and fundraising group is called The Sunshine Walkers, so the Burch panels and the sunburst mariners compass seemed to fit.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2012 at 9:09PM
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It turned out just as lovily as I knew it would. The quilting is wonderful. I do hope it makes tons of money for you cause as it is beautiful in many ways. TFS

    Bookmark   March 3, 2012 at 9:13PM
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It's a striking design Kate. The quilting is great. I hope it raises a lot of money for your cause.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2012 at 11:34PM
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Wonderful design and wonderful quilting. You should raise lots with that one. Good job, Kate. It's truly beautiful.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2012 at 11:45PM
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Kate, you must be so pleased with the results. You chose the perfect colors to coordinate with the panels. And even the fabrics are celestial. I love the striped sashing. I think it's a wonderful quilt, and I hope you get great participation in the raffle.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2012 at 12:33AM
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It's beautiful in all respects. The pattern, the fabric and the quilting. It has a happy, dreamlike aura about it and that's perfect.

One doesn't hear about ALS often, but I just found out a past work-mate and friend, with whom I'd lost contact, recently passed away from this condtion and I was very shaken. She was at the prime of her life. I hope your group raises lots of money and awareness, and Godspeed a cure.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2012 at 10:16AM
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Beautiful Quilt. I love the designs that Laurel Burch made.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2012 at 11:28AM
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OMG Kate it is beautiful! I would have a very hard time letting it go, but it is for a very worthy cause.
I am sure it will bring in $$$$$.
She really did a great job, the quilting compliments the quilt perfectly.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2012 at 1:22PM
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You are an awesome quilt designer, Kate!
Your "Orlando longarm wizard" is also extremely gifted.
You have created a lovely donation for a worthy cause.
Make sure you keep us updated throughout its showings and the raffle drawing.


    Bookmark   March 4, 2012 at 2:31PM
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Kate, it's a beautiful quilt.
I hope you make lots of $$$s for this worthy cause.


    Bookmark   March 4, 2012 at 3:29PM
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I would be surprised if this didn't raise a lot of money. It is beautiful!! Mary Beth's quilting is awesome, too!!


    Bookmark   March 5, 2012 at 9:53AM
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An unbelievably beautiful quilt. Good luck at raising lots of funds for ALS. I really am in awe! Sigh!! maybe someday.
Best wishes, Corinne

    Bookmark   March 5, 2012 at 12:45PM
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Kate, it is wonderful! Mary Beth did a fabulous quilting job (as usual) - perfect designs for the spaces.

Good luck - I hope you make lots of money!


    Bookmark   March 5, 2012 at 2:21PM
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Absolutely gorgeous, Kate! Don't think I've ever seen any Laurel Burch locally but I love anything with sun, moon, stars. Perfect design setting for this panel and the quilting is magic!

Hope lots of $$$$ are made to help fight this devastating disease. Thank you for your beautiful contribution.


    Bookmark   March 5, 2012 at 11:22PM
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