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Prairie Elegance theme for raffle quilt

While you're visiting Bonanzaville for Pioneer Days this weekend, don't forget to stop by the Quilters' Guild of North Dakota's booth and see their beautiful raffle quilt. This year's quilt is called "Prairie Elegance." Designed for a queen size bed, the quilt measures 86"x 96," and is fashioned after the popular Victorian crazy quilts.

The Prairie Elegance quilt was sewn by members of the Quilters' Guild, using silk, cotton and polyester brocades, satins and velvets. The colorful fabrics were sewn onto muslin foundation squares, and edged with a black velvet border, featuring beautiful hand embroidery.

Kim Baird was in charge of planning and designing the quilt and overseeing the production from start to finish, with Virginia Dambach in charge of embroidery. Recycled men's ties, decorator swatches, and various collections of fabrics were used for the crazy quilt design, making it an economical project.

The drawing for the quilt will be held on December 7, at 2 p.m., at Bonanzaville. Proceeds from the drawing will support Bonanzaville and the Quilters' Guild of North Dakota. The quilt will be on display at Bonanzaville during Pioneer Days and at various fundraising events until the drawing in December.