Amish Stars sold for $3,500.
These pictures were taken before the sale actually started.
I posted this on Instagram the other day, to give you an idea about the scale of this quilt. It's big.
Super cute t-shirt from Patchwork ThreadsThe system they use for auctioning is great. They have a big turntable, a wall that separates it in half, with a bed on each side. They stack the quilts/afghans/comforters, about ten at a time on each bed. Then an announcer gives a little bit of info before the auctioneer actually begins, while two white-gloved women hold up the quilt,
I had forgotten that a few months ago, I went through some quilts I made a long time ago, knew I was no longer interested in them, so I donated them as well.
And also a piece of handpainted china on the silent auction table, something I painted back in 1984. That probably qualifies as vintage by now...
There is Mark, on the far right.The bottom line is raising money for the needy around the world. When I became aware this project in Kenya, I was truly amazed at this simple, yet effective relief effort.
Last week I had a little giveaway of some Oakshott scraps. Thanks to everyone who commented and told me about the charitable organizations you support. The two winners are:
#46, Pickles Quilting and
I will be contacting each of you for your mailing information.
Thanks for following along on this journey again. I already know what I'm planning to do two years from now!
Oh, and I'm currently working on "Mabel." The top is all pieced. So now...how to quilt it. Thinking of a single line of charcoal stitching through the crosses going both ways, essentially grid quilting. Thoughts?
Lee this week.