Donor Recognition

Rainbow Donor Quilt
Rainbow Donor Quilt

I haven’t made many Donor Recognition quilts, maybe half a dozen or so over the years, but when the Rainbow Child Development Center in Worcester, MA googled donor recognition quilts mine was the only name that appeared and so I handily won the right to create their quilt.

I thought it was a funny coincidence that I made a donor recognition quilt for another organization that included the word rainbow: The Rainbow Kitchen.

Chakra Rainbow
Chakra Rainbow
Rainbow Kitchen Detail
Rainbow Kitchen Detail

Rainbow CDC was very clear about their quilt concept, a folk art rendition of their historic building with embroidered donor names.

Donor Quilt Detail
Donor Quilt Detail

With projects like this, everything takes time: having those in charge approve the project, getting a list of the correctly spelled donor names, drawing the pattern, selecting the fabric, locating a machine embroiderer willing to stitch the individual names, hand embroidery of their building sign, cutting and piecing in the donor names, hand quilting, sleeve, and binding.

Finally, a finished quilt to be enjoyed by all ages at the Rainbow Child Development Center.

Published by SilkQuilt

Pittsburgh-based fiber artist, Louise Silk, creates art that combines aesthetics and functionality with meaning and memories. From the influence of a 1972 MS Magazine article to the current SILKDENIM label, her quilt experiences culminate in a display of her particular capacity to use her patchwork skills to piece together just about anything into an aesthetic meaningful whole.

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