Sunday, May 28, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching

Welcome to the weekly linkup where we celebrate the art of hand stitching! Make a cup of your favourite beverage to enjoy while you visit the blogs of slow stitchers around the world. It's the perfect way to start your Sunday! 
Today I want to share with you a bit about the Mennonite Relief Sale that I attended yesterday. This is an annual auction of over 200 quilts.
It was a lovely day with great weather, yummy food, and a good turnout of generous people ready and willing to donate to this worthy cause. These are some of the tents where you can purchase food, plants, crafts, and I'm not really sure what all because I was over at the quilt auction.
Here is a photo of what the quilt auction arena looks like. The tilted bed on the right is where the next quilt being auctioned is viewed. You can see they are just putting a version of Celtic Soltice on the bed to be auctioned next.
hand quilting with Judy
Last year when I attended the Creativ Festival in Toronto, I enjoyed some hand quilting time with my friend Judy Pearce. This was a project that anyone could add a few stitches to, so of course I did. It was hard to tear myself away from visiting and quilting. At the time it was like finding an oasis in the middle of a desert!




Yesterday I saw that finished quilt auctioned and it sold for $275. 






This quilt is called Whirligig and was made by a small group of my sewing friends. It's the 6th quilt we have made specifically for this auction and we were delighted that it was sold for $700!

It was very inspiring to see so many gorgeous hand quilted treasures being appreciated and sold to new homes.

So now it's your turn! What are you hand stitching this week? 


   
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16 comments:

ES said...

All those awesome quilts :) what a fantastic auction.

Gretchen Weaver said...

How great your quilt sold well. That is very exciting and gratifying. Have a great day!

The Cozy Quilter said...

I went to the quilt auction as a teenager with my family studies teacher. We had a great day. We had a couple of ladies from the organizing committee speak at our guild a couple of years ago. I should try to get a group of friends to help me make a quilt for the auction. Glad you had a fun day!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

so glad the auction went to well, always nice to get a good price on a quilt.

CathieJ said...

Wow, there were a whole lot of quilts there. I had never heard of this before. I will have to look into going to an auction like that some day.

Marie said...

The quilt made by your group is beautiful - worth every cent of the $700 that was bid for it. Congratulations!

Chantal L. said...

Whoohoo! Happy to hear your quilt did so great! You must be so proud. ;^)

Sherrie said...

Hi Kathy,
Congrats on selling your quilt. I love quilt shows and auctions. So much inspiration. Have a great day!

Jill said...

Fun day seeing so many colorful quilts. Your quilt and time spent making, benefitted others.

Ivani said...

Fantastic auction and beuatiful quilts.

Sarah said...

The whirligig quilt is beautiful, it deserved to make that much money! Great job.

Lyndsey said...

Those quilts look fabulous.

Jo said...

That auction must be amazing to see. There would have been a large amount raised after this and hopefully all the quilts were sold. Great effort...

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

How wonderful to hear that group quilt sold for a good price ( though I imagine that it was priceless :)

Kate said...

Wow, congrats on helping raise so much at the auction. Do you know what the highest bid was for a quilt? Just curious.

Miaismine said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun! Congratulations on such a high bid for your quilt! That is wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing and hosting the party!