199o's, 70 x 70
I pieced this jewel box at a class Mom taught in Staples, MN. Her cousins, Mel and Lorna, own a retreat cottage where Mom teaches classes every couple of years. I was lucky enough to travel with her one year and take part in a Jewel Box class.
The quilt top sat around for several years until a friend of mine sponsored a group at Relay for Life and asked for a quilt they could raffle. We went through our stash and found this bright, sunny quilt top and knew that would be just the one to bring a smile to the winner's face. Mom quickly quilted it after finding the perfect border fabric.
It was raffled at the 2005 Relay for Life in Port Orchard, WA. That was the same year Mom was diagnosed with cancer, so it was extra special for us to be able to donate something we had made together.