2021 Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival Quilt Raffle
"A Quilt that is Out of this World"
This year the Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival celebrates it forty first year with a quilt that is “Out of this World!” The 2021 Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival quilt is the Galaxy design by Deb Tucker. It 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, Beth Rosenzweig, Jayne Seal and Pattie Wilmoth. The quilters attended a seminar to learn this specific design. This is the third 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. This year to pay homage to the beautiful landscape of the orchards in West Virginia, the group chose fabrics of red to represent our delicious red varietal apples, a deep green, representing our rolling hills, and a bright blue to represent our blue skies, to make up the 104” square quilt. The quilt is made from 100% cotton quilting fabrics, coordinating thread and Warm’n Natural brand batting (100% cotton).
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.
If you would like the chance to win this year’s out of this world Galaxy quilt, you can purchase raffle tickets before the festival begins at Flowers Unlimited, 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. These businesses are all located in downtown Martinsburg. During the festival, the tickets are available at the Pop-Up Shops at the Berkeley County Youth Fairgrounds. Queen Pomona will have the honor of selecting the winning ticket on October 18, 2021 at 4:00 pm.