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Block of the Month Quilt 2016 The Rajah Quilt by Lessa Siegele

(Show 1801) As the designer of the The Quilt Show BOM quilt for 2016, Lessa Siegele knows a lot about accurate piecing, and she shares many of her tips for piecing perfection. Lessa grew up in Australia and has always loved historic quilts. She was presented the Order of Australia Medal by Queen Elizabeth II for her work promoting quilting. She shares the story of the Rajah quilt, made by women convicts while on a boat journey in the 1840s, which is the basis for the BOM quilt. Lessa then offers many tips for accurate piecing, using her Rajah Quilt Revisited as a sample. She also has suggestions on how to personalize the BOM quilt, to make it your own. The Quilt Show then visits the VA Museum, which houses some magnificent quilts. Set in an 1856 historic home, it had been a hospital during the Civil War but now houses an enormous quilt collection.

Visit: Virginia Quilt Museum
Block Featured: Jacks Chain

2016 Rajah Quilt Revisited, Paper Piecing, Patchwork Tips & Tricks, Piecing, Y-Seams
Series 1800

Reference Guides:

Flying Geese Instructions Lessa Siegele

Sandwich Pieced Bias Squares Lessa Siegele

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