“Hawaiian Bouquet” Quilt Story
About a year ago I was learning how to make the Hawaiian appliqué blocks with Sue Vogel teaching me. While she worked with me, she explained that over the years, she had taught almost every person in the Nimble Thimble Bee how to do the Hawaiian appliqué. It was, at
that same time, my last year as TQG president was ending. Several of us on the executive board were leaving, so I knew we needed to find someone to take over the raffle quilt position.
I suggested to the Nimble Thimble Bee that we take this project on as a group. To my delight,
they said yes. Hawaiian appliqué seemed like an obvious choice of project for our group to do.
Sue Vogel taught herself Hawaiian appliqué using the Elizabeth Root book Hawaiian Appliqué.
She shares that the project is very portable and helped her keep busy while sitting with her husband at the hospital. Sue has made many Hawaiian appliqué quilts and hand quilts all of them. Sue has much knowledge of the flowers of Hawaii because she lived there for two years as an Army nurse shortly after World War II. She lived there another two years after she married her husband.
The quilt “Hawaiian Bouquet” measures 87 by 107 inches. It was appliquéd by the quilters of the Nimble Thimble Bee. All the fabrics for the top are batik. Sarah Norman, owner of Sarah’s Thimble, quilted the quilt. The quilt is on display at Sarah’s Thimble.
If you are waiting for the last minute to purchase your raffle quilt tickets, please don’t!
Interest in the quilt has been high and I don’t want you to miss out. Help this quilt sell out by purchasing tickets for yourself or selling them to friends and neighbors who will be disappointed if they don’t get a chance to win. Remember the proceeds are helping our education fund. Let’s make this quilt a big success! ~Carol Dull