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Archive of past events: 2004 through 2014

2005: Festival -  Judges -  Quilt Raffle


Art in the Redwoods Festival
Quilt Raffle (2005)

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"Earl's Quilt"

Earl's Quilt

Earl V. Carlson
1926 - 2004
Architect - Artist

Born in Sheridan, Wyoming, Earl graduated from Notre Dame in 1949 with a degree in architecture. Thus began his lifelong adventure as an architect and artist. He and his wife, Pamela, retired to The Sea Ranch in 1988, and began collaborating on designing houses and quilts!

"Earl's Quilt," an adaptation of an 1850's Princess Feather quilt, is Earl's last drafting collaboration with his wife. It is truly his quilt.

Pam Carlson donated the quilt top to recognize Earl and what would be his heartfelt support of local student art scholarships. Recognition for finishing the quilt goes to the Pacific Piecemakers Quilt Guild.

Tickets are $2 each, seven for $10, or fifteen for $20. All proceeds help to fund scholarships for local high school students interested in furthering their education in an arts-related field. The drawing will be held at the Art in the Redwoods Festival on Sunday, August 21, at 4 p.m. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the Arts Center or the Dolphin Gallery and Shop after July 1.

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