2022 Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival Quilt Raffle
The Hunter’s Star to Guide us back “Home” to the Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival!
As we prepare to celebrate our first full Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival in two years, The Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival is happy to present the 2022 “Rapid Fire Hunter’s Star” quilt designed by Deb Tucker. The Hunter’s Star design is often found in quilt patterns, on Pennsylvania Dutch barns, and was also used to mark the stocks of hunting guns. The legend behind the Hunter’s Star is that it was derived from the Orion (The Hunter) constellation and was a good luck symbol to guide its followers home. How appropriate that the Hunter’s Star is featured on this year’s quilt as we find our way “Home” again to the Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival and celebrate our rich agricultural heritage in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.
The quilt was crafted by a group of local quilters who are all members of the Piece Makers Quilting Guild. The group of ladies include: Honey Fritz, Lucy Hoffman, Sue McDonald, Jayne Seal and Pattie Wilmoth. The longarm quilting was performed by Bettie Pharr. This is the fourth quilt that this group of ladies has crafted for the Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival.
The quilt crafters coordinated their efforts to accomplish the design, fabric selection, piecing (sewing), quilting, binding and labeling the quilt. The quilt is made from 100% cotton batik quilting fabrics, coordinating cotton thread and Quilter’s Dream 80/20 cotton/polyester blend batting.
In addition to crafting the quilt, this generous group of women assist in quilt raffle ticket sales and promotion. The festival Board of Directors thanks this amazing group of artisans for sharing their passion, talents, and time.
The Mountain State Apple Harvest is honored to work with this year’s quilt sponsor, Brown Funeral Home. Brown Funeral Home has been in business in our community since 1880. Three generations of the Brown Family have compassionately served and supported our community. Robert C. Fields is the current owner licensee-in-charge/President of Brown Funeral Home. Brown now has 3 locations (Martinsburg, Inwood, Ranson/Charles Town) and is in the process of developing a fourth location in Spring Mills. Brown has the only crematory in the Eastern Panhandle, and also a pet crematory. Brown is truly a family business with three of Mr. Fields’ sons, Brandon, Robert M., and Jordan, involved with the funeral home.
Queen Pomona will have the honor of selecting the winning ticket on October 16, 2022 at 3:30 pm.
If you would like the chance to win this year’s “Rapid Fire Hunter’s Star” quilt, you can purchase raffle tickets before the festival begins online at MSAHF.com, or in person at Bowles Rice, LLP, Brown Funeral Home, or any Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival Court member or member of the Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival Board of Directors. During the festival, the tickets are available at the Pop-Up Shops at the Berkeley County Youth Fairgrounds.
Purchase tickets below. Online minimum is 5 tickets per order.