Sunday, October 07, 2007

Feel-good quilting!

OK, I didn't really need two weeks to prepare another post . . . but anyway, here I am again. I wanted to share a few photos from the United Way silent auction, which has been the focus of most of my crafting energies through late August and September.

The auction brought in a tidy sum for United Way, and I was really pleased with how my quilts and knitted scarves contributed to the overall effort. And I have to say, it was a real thrill to see people bidding and willing to fork over a little hard-earned cash in exchange for something I'd pulled together in my sewing room. Yes, it was all for charity, so people were perhaps a little more generous than they might have been if it'd been on the open market. But still, it was a lot of fun.

Believe it or not, my boss ended up with the Halloween table runner. Our CFO actually bid several times on the "Tumbling Leaves" table runner, only to be outbid in the end by another executive. (This totally turned me into the equivalent of a giddy high school sophomore - "Oooo! I made an execu-quilt!!!") And my friend Annette in accounting ended up with the scrap medallion quilt -- so I couldn't have been happier.

After a bit of a crafting breather, I'm back to sewing again - so hopefully I won't wait two weeks to post again....!


Karen said...

These are really beautiful on the display table. I know that all the buyers will enjoy them and also helping a most worthwhile cause!

maureen said...

the "falling leaves" one is my fave. you should make a table runner depicting the great pumpkin sometime. :)

Wool Winder said...

It's a good feeling to be able to use your talents to help others. Execu-quilt...that's funny!

Angelika said...

It's so nice to see that your hard work is so appreciated that they outbit each other. It's also nice to see who gets to have it. You do such great work and it was all for charity too. Don't get bigheaded now, but you are a great person. :)