Islay Quilters had a successful day at the Agricultural Show, benefitting from the pleasant dry calm weather. Our annual Grand Raffle was drawn that afternoon, the proceeds going to Ella Edgar’s Highland Dancers, Islay and Jura Scouts, and a small portion to Islay Quilters. It was drawn by Dr. Catriona Davis who is in charge of Islay Scouts.
The winner of the first prize was Margaret Russell, a regular visitor to Islay who lives in Matching, near Harlow in Essex, and who plans to collect the hanging during her next visit to Islay in September. This piece of work features two symbols used by quilters – the Mariner’s Compass, and flying Geese, plus a centrally placed map of Islay.
We quilters wish to thank the kind donors of our other prizes, Loganair, Calmac, Port Charlotte Hotel, and the following distilleries, Ardbeg, Bowmore, Bruichladdich, Bunnahabhain, Jura, Kilchoman, Lagavulin, and Laphroaig. We are always grateful for this support which is regular and generous.
Article by Rona