Friday, August 27, 2010

Calling All Quilters !

I need a Drunkard's Path quilt.

In my novel, Sweet Music on Moonlight Ridge, the little girl named Lily Claire has a red calico Drunkard's Path quilt, made by her grandmother, Granny Rilla. While writing the book, I always had the intention of making a Drunkard's Path quilt, thinking I would use it as an illustration, maybe on the title page or back of the book.

Well, events went into fast forward mode, my book was published by Chalet Publishers, with the most beautiful cover any book has ever had, and I still want the quilt.

I have wondered if any quilters would be interested in donating one red calico Drunkard's Path block; then I could assemble all the blocks and, at last, have my wonderful representation of Lily Claire's quilt! If, as Mick Jagger says, Time is on my Side, I can do the quilting and binding, or coerce some willing friend or relative to pitch in for an old-fashioned quilting bee.
The quilt would be displayed at booksignings and programs, and might one day be featured in the film version of Sweet Music on Moonlight Ridge!

Contact me if you would like to make one Drunkard's Path block, and I'll supply fabric and pattern if needed.


Joanne Cage! said...

I'll be glad to make one or more D.P. blocks for you. Suggestion: Supply the fabric AND pattern to everyone who volunteers, so all the blocks will be the same. If nobody else volunteers, I'll make the top for you. Say 12 blocks with 2 borders, like your picture?

Ramey Channell said...

Thanks a bunch! I think you and I may just do the whole thing. Can't wait!

possum said...

I must confess, I am not a quilter, tho I enjoy looking at them and curling up in them come winter... however,I AM interested in your possum! Do you have a post telling about your interest in possums? Here is a link to mine.

AnnieO said...

Hi Ramey--you visited my blog and called it cheerful==Thanks! But you were listed as "No-reply" so I could not answer.

I know your sister Susan's blog and have seen your photo there. Congrats on your book being published, that is terrific. I would be happy to make a drunkard's path block for you.

Ramey Channell said...

I would love for you to do a Drunkards Path square! Already have the pieces cut out. I can mail you the pieces for one square.

Ramey C.

journeyseeker said...

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