2019 Quilt “Butterflies”

A quilt is a multi-layered textile, traditionally composed of three layers of fiber: a woven cloth top, a layer of batting or wadding, and a woven back, combined using the technique of quilting, the process of sewing the three layers together.

The pattern of stitching can be the key decorative element if a single piece of fabric is used for the top of a quilt (a “wholecloth quilt”), but in many cases the top is pieced from a patchwork of smaller fabric pieces; and the pattern and color of these pieces will be important to the design.

In the twenty-first century, quilts are frequently displayed as non-utilitarian works of art[1] but historically quilts were often used as bedcovers; and this use persists today.

The Quilters are meeting weekly to fabricate the Quilt using their quality hand stitching skills. The theme this year is “Butterflies”. 

Carol Soisson the team leader will over see bringing the Quilt to completion.

Team Members

Carol Soisson

Pat Lique

Kathy Hemstreet

Joann Macko

Rose Montanaro.

Joy Ewen

Florence Cronin

Judy Halchak

Carolyn Patrignelli

Gay Johnston

Diana Koskelowski


St. Nicholas Parish Quilters
The St. Augustine Quilters were organized in 1984 as a fund raising group for the church.  The group consists of 12 women, each do one square for the quilt.  We start meeting in April to discuss what pattern we would like to do and try to come up with a pleasing color combination. The group meets once a week as we start to cut out the pieces for each square and get everyone started on their square, making sure we are all on the same page.  It takes 3-4 weeks before everyone appliques and quilts  their project.  When all the squares are complete they are then sewn into rows, three blocks across in a row and four rows in length.  Channel strips are then sewn on to cover the seams where the squares were put together.  The borders are then attached and quilted, by this time it is September!  
This year we had 11 quilters and one member volunteered to do two squares.  The cost of the quilt is divided up and each member, along with the many hours she has put into the project, makes a donation to defray the cost of the quilt.  
This year we had one new member that was able to join us as we met on Monday morning from 10:30 until noon.  I had another volunteer but she is still working and was unable to meet during the day.  If you are interested in helping with this project new members are always welcome.
Carol Soisson