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CUSO 60th Anniversary Quilts

 

 

Beautiful Quilts for Music Lovers!

One of CUSO’s wonderful supporters, KT, made two quilts for CUSO’s 60th anniversary season, giving you an opportunity to win a beautiful handmade commemorative music-themed quilt! The raffle drawing for the first quilt, titled “Dress Rehearsal CUSO 60th Anniversary,” was held at our holiday concert on December 12, 2019.

The raffle drawing for the second quilt (see photo below), titled “CUSO Diamond Jubilee 60th Anniversary,” will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2020, and the video of the drawing will be posted on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/CUSymphonyOrch/)! Raffle tickets are $5 each or five tickets for $20.

“CUSO Diamond Jubilee 60th Anniversary” Quilt

Raffle tickets are still on sale for the second quilt. The quilt is approximately 70″ by 70″ ± 1″ and was created using home machine quilting with free-motion technique hand appliqué diamonds. The core (batting) is made of 80% cotton/20% polyester and everything else is 100% cotton.

Raffle tickets may be purchased through April 10, 2020, by using the CUSO Diamond Quilt Raffle Ticket Order Form. Your raffle ticket(s) will be entered into the drawing to be held on Saturday, April 18, and the other half of the ticket(s) will be mailed to you prior to the drawing. Proceeds benefit CUSO.

For full details of the original listing of the quilt raffle drawings and descriptions of both commemorative quilts, please see below.

Quilt Raffle Drawings

The drawing for the first quilt, titled “Dress Rehearsal CUSO 60th Anniversary,” was held immediately following intermission at our December holiday concert. Opportunities to buy raffle tickets for this quilt were as follows:
– At the season-opening concert, “Carmina Burana,” on Saturday, October 5, 2019
– At Market in the Square at Lincoln Square Mall in Urbana on Saturday, November 16, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
– At Market in the Square at Lincoln Square Mall in Urbana on Saturday, November 30, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
– At the holiday concert, “Joys of the Season,” on Thursday, December 12, 2019

The drawing for the second quilt, titled “CUSO Diamond Jubilee 60th Anniversary,” will be held on April 18, which was the date that our final concert of the season was to have taken place. Opportunities to buy raffle tickets for this second quilt were as follows, with raffle tickets still available for purchase by mail through April 10, 2020:
– At Market in the Square at Lincoln Square Mall in Urbana on Saturday, November 16, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
– At Market in the Square at Lincoln Square Mall in Urbana on Saturday, November 30, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
– At the “Magical Delights” concert on Saturday, February 1, 2020
– At the “Diamonds and Gems” concert on Saturday, March 7, 2020
– Through purchase by mail through April 10, 2020, using the CUSO Diamond Quilt Raffle Ticket Order Form

Descriptions of the Quilts

These stunning quilts are approximately 70″ by 70″ ± 1″. The core (batting) is made of 80% cotton/20% polyester and everything else is 100% cotton. They can be machine washed cold and tumble dried medium (do not bleach). They were created using home machine quilting with free-motion technique hand appliqué diamonds (the pattern was modified from McCall’s Quilting July/August 2015 pattern). The quilts are very similar, but the Dress Rehearsal quilt has a cream-colored background with a floral pattern, whereas the Diamond Jubilee quilt has a white background with a treble clef pattern. The Dress Rehearsal quilt has a violin within one of the central diamond shapes, whereas the Diamond Jubilee quilt has a piano within one of the central diamond shapes. One other difference between the quilts is the different fabric used in the triangular shapes. Take a look at pictures of these fabulous quilts:


“Dress Rehearsal CUSO 60th Anniversary” Quilt



“CUSO Diamond Jubilee 60th Anniversary” Quilt