2023 Balloon Raffle Quilt!
"Los Colores de la Fiesta," designed by June Romero and quilted by Tisha Cavanaugh of Quilt Icing, is NMQA's 2023 Balloon Raffle Quilt.
Los Colores de las Fiesta, the 2023 NMQA Balloon Fiesta Raffle Quilt is an original design by June Romero. The 80" X 90" quilt was inspired by June’s gate and home, named Our Lady of Refuge. Twenty-eight balloons, hand appliquéd, float on a background that depicts the Sandia and Ortiz mountains, Ladron Peak, and autumn cottonwoods along the Rio Grande bosque.
The drawing for the 2023 quilt was held October 15, 2023 and the winner was Terry L. from Deltona, FL.
Next Year's Quilt
Because of the complexity of creating, constructing, and marketing NMQA's annual Balloon Quilt, future quilts are already in various stages of design and construction. Interested designers for future years can see our timeline and design guidelines here.
Balloon Pilots: Interested in seeing your balloon on the Quilt?
Have you flown your balloon at an Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta? Would you like your balloon to appear on an upcoming Balloon Fiesta Quilt? We need your permission first! Find details here.
Balloon Quilts Since 1982
Since 1982, NMQA's major fundraiser has been the raffle of a quilt featuring balloons. Using the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta as inspiration, guild members create an original design and then work collaboratively to construct the quilt. To see pictures of the NMQA Balloon Quilts from 1986 - 2021, click on the link below.