April 17, 2019 @ 8:42AM — May 15, 2019 @ 5:00PM
Win this Beautiful Quilt donated by the Brackish Babes of the Bayside Quilt Guild!
The Brackish Babes are a group of quilters from the Eastern Shore of Maryland. They have created "Balls in the Air" as part of a charity quilt challenge set out by the Modern Quilt Guild, and have chosen Talbot Interfaith Shelter as the recipients of this quilt. Per the quilters, "Being homeless or jobless with dependent children or a debilitating disease or just life falling apart usually involves having too many balls in the air. Talbot Interfaith Shelter is supported by volunteers from many of the county churches, as well as others, including our home guild, Bayside Quilters of the Eastern Shore, MD. With this dedicated support for TIS, many families have transitioned from the shelter to living on their own. By working together, we can help keep all the balls in the air. We have seen lives become productive and hopeful. We have seen dreams come true. Our quilt will continue the work of this community shelter. Designed and pieced by the Brackish Babes, a little Salty, a little Fresh. Quilted by Candy Stifler, Quilt Vine, Trappe, MD.
This quilt was exhibited at QuiltCon in Nashville TN in February 2019. What's QuiltCon? It's the convention of the Modern Quilt Guild, a national group of quilters who are interested in non traditional quilting, using new designs and techniques for this old craft. This quilt was one of more than 100 that were made by different groups from all over the US to be given to charities for fundraising. We were told what colors to use, and what size was required. The Brackish Babes are all volunteers and supporters of Talbot Interfaith Shelter, and we were excited to be part of this effort and to see our quilt--TIS's quilt--on display at Nashville. We hope this will raise a lot of money for TIS, and that its future owner will find it beautiful and useful."