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Local Artist Creates One-of-a-Kind Quilt for BCTV Raffle

by Berks Community Television

Nov 08, 2023

Raffle tickets are $20 each. The raffle drawing will happen live on BCTV on Friday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m. Ticket sales will run from Wednesday, Nov. 8, to Thursday, Dec. 14.

Checks payable to ‘BCTV’ will be accepted Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in person at BCTV, 401 Penn Street, Suite 162, in Alvernia University’s CollegeTowne Campus.

Credit card purchases can be made using the link below and by contacting English Bradley at BCTV via phone: 610-374.3065 x104 or email: [email protected].

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During the summer of 2023, local artist Libby McGuire spent countless hours creating a beautiful bright multi-colored bargello quilt, with the generous intention that it be raffled off to benefit Berks Community Television – and now it could be yours!

This type of quilt is called a bargello quilt. A bargello quilt is made of strips of fabric sewn together to create the appearance of movement. Bargello quilts are defined by the appearance of movement within the patchwork, an optical illusion of waves flowing and ebbing created from strips set sewn together in an offset, mathematical pattern. It has been long arm quilted with the meander pattern. At 62.5″ x 76.5″, this quilt can be used as a twin bedspread or a full bed coverlet. The top is pieced with bright, multi-colored cotton fabric. The backing is white with bright multi-colored diamond dots. The batting is also cotton. It has been pre-washed for comfort and to avoid color bleed.

Libby, and her husband, Dan, reside in Berks County and are beloved friends and longtime supporters of BCTV. For many years, they served as volunteer committee members for the Octoberfest Auction by donating their time each year. In addition, Libby has created beautiful collections of her handcrafted doll clothing sets and baby blankets for BCTV to auction. Libby carefully cuts the patterns, piecing and binding each square with mastery and love. Sewing is her lifelong passion, and she exhibits at local fairs and craft shows.  Mrs. McGuire said, “We feel it is important to support BCTV because it provides such a wide variety of programs to support and enrich the people of our community.”

“We are grateful for Libby’s incredible talent and labor of love that she generously shares with BCTV through her one-of-a-kind quilts,” said English Bradley, acting director 2023-24 of BCTV.

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