For the past six months, we’ve been basking in the truest joy of our new boy, River. Long nights, bright mornings, deep winter snuggles, toes in the spring grass, and the most beautiful season of big-and-little brotherhood.
We’ve also spent half a year working through long, contradictory conversations with our insurance provider regarding why they won’t cover his birth or my prenatal care. Despite being an in-network provider and our paying large monthly premiums for coverage, our midwife was paid less than 10% of her fee by the insurance company. Less than we pay for one month of insurance coverage. We are disappointed with the system and we’ve worked hard attempting to navigate it in order to alleviate this financial burden and get our midwife the payment she deserves. Still, we are left with a large bill, one that stretches us beyond our carefully budgeted capacity to pay. And so I’m offering a Helping Quilt. A quilt that will help us pay our incredible midwife for her necessary, competent, and loving services, and a quilt for one of you to love and keep warm with and pass on in your own family. But that’s not the only prize.
A second winner will be randomly selected to receive a year-long subscription to our Seasonal Silk Club, and THREE more winners will be chosen to receive a naturally dyed, heirloom bunting from our summer collection.
And finally, everyone who purchases a raffle ticket will receive a link to download a printable PDF file of the four seasonal illustrations featured in the Sugar House recipe books, drawn by artist Emily Halbardier, in gratitude for your support and contribution. The illustration can be printed on nice, heavy paper and framed or hung as a special print, as many times as you’d like!
Until 9 am EST on Sunday May 14, you can purchase raffle tickets in my shop. Five winners will be randomly chosen on May 14, with the winning order numbers announced on this post Sunday evening. Winners will be contacted directly by email.
First Prize (one winner): a custom handmade throw or child-sized quilt – including natural colors and a pattern we design together, made from 100% organic fibers, hand-stitched with a little bit of extra love. The quilt will take approximately 8-10 weeks to complete, and will ship toward the end of summer 2017.
Second Prize (one winner): a year-long subscription to the Seasonal Silk Club, a total of eight naturally dyed play silks delivered seasonally. The spring silks will be mailed the week of May 15 with the remaining seasons to be shipped seasonally in June, September, and December 2017.
Third Prize (three winners): one heirloom-quality, naturally dyed, 100% cotton bunting in summer-inspired, plant-based shades, mailed before the end of June 2017.
All raffle entrants will receive the PDF mentioned above automatically, delivered to your inbox.
Thank you for your support, your help, and your love. Tickets are available here.
And to inspire your custom quilt daydreams, visit my Archive of selected previous work.
(PS–even if you’re reading this after the raffle, I’m sure she would still love a donation. Mom’s could usually use some help. ~~DLJ)