Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity and Alpha Chi Omega sorority at Maryland hosted a large philanthropy event this evening: Terps for Ethiopia. The event was a great success and was a lot of fun to attend. There was delicious Ethiopian food, dancers, and a silent auction. My quilt raised $200!!
I absolutely LOVE the pieced back. The fabric is Stitch in Color by Malka Dubrawsky for Moda. I used a layer cake and Kona White to create the chevron pattern. I quilted this on the long arm machine at And Sew It Goes, a quilt shop in Savage, Maryland. The binding is a batik from Joann. I chose fabric from Malka Dubrawsky's line because it reminds me of the rich bright colors I saw in fabric when I spent time in Malawi, Africa. Since this quilt was for a fundraiser that would benefit Ethiopia I figured this line would be appropriate. In memory of my trip to Malawi, I wore the bracelets I purchased there to the event this evening. All of the dancing and photographs tonight really made me miss Malawi!! The following photographs were taken at the benefit..
It was very hard for me to give up this quilt because I fell in love with it during the process. I really hope to make myself a similar quilt in the future! :)