The auction starts at 9 a.m. and our group sits in the same spot every year.
This is how the other quilts are displayed--the giant sawhorses.
Along with Christa and Charlotte, and their friends from Seattle, we had lunch with these two cute guys:
My quilt was number 176 out of the 250 quilts to be auctioned so it was about 3:30 when it finally came up. By that time my hands were sweaty and my stomach was in knots.
This is what it sounded like (and a piece of auctioneering psychology we picked up yesterday was that the auctioneer likes to start the bidding high, with the price he thinks the item should sell for--just to get a goal set in everyone's mind--that was interesting info to me):
Now it's time to start thinking of the quilt for 2012...oh, and to start working off all the yummy food that I ate all weekend.