Announcing the 2021 Quilt Raffle

Susan Zalnis

HOLLAND, Mich, April 15, 2021 – Tulip Time Festival ( announces tickets for the 2021 Quilt Raffle are now on sale.

The 2021 Raffle Quilt, “Happy Tulips” was designed and constructed by Colleen Dekker and Cheryl Zylman, members of the Tulip Time Quilt Show Committee.

This designing duo has created yet another bright, whimsical, custom quilt, that can’t help but make you smile. The saturated colors pop on the white-on-white dotted field. The dot theme continues in the black and white vases, and is expressed again on the backing fabric that also serves as the binding.

Colleen designed the quilt using a process she describes as ‘working from the outside in’ as she created the 9-square pattern in varying sizes. Cheryl beautifully expressed the art of applique in the design and creation of the tulips. Each vase holds a unique blend of tulips of varying arrangements.

Look for “Happy Tulips” on display in the window of the Apothecary Gift Shop beginning the week of April 25.

Quilt Specifics

Quilt Type: Wall Hanging

Fabric: 100% Cotton; primarily Batik

Size: 53” square

Quilting Techniques: Applique; Echo quilting outlines the individual tulips and vases in each bouquet; meandering long arm quilting by Living Threads

Dates: The raffle will run from April 15 through May 9, with the drawing taking place on May 10. You need not be present to win.

Tickets: Tickets are $5/each and can be purchased at these Downtown Holland locations. Check individual websites for their hours of operation.

Tulip Time Office, 42 W. 8th Street (

Apothecary Gift Shop, 35 W. 8th Street (

Holland Visitors Bureau, 78 E. 8th Street (