Welcome to the weekly hand stitching party! It's time to put your feet up, relax, and put some stitches into your favourite project. Just breathe and stitch, even if just for a few moments.
I need some relaxation today as I tuckered myself out yesterday at the Mennonite Relief Sale and Quilt Auction. There hasn't been an auction since 2019 pre-covid, so this was very exciting, and a little overwhelming.
My friend Sandy and I volunteered at the event and it was a privilege to see some of the quilts up close. I also enjoyed seeing the creativity of some of the quilt labels - embroidered, painted, written and cross stitched.
I didn't get too many pictures this year because I was working, but here is a hexie quilt that I loved - quilt #159 in the catalogue (quilt is behind plastic to keep my paws off!)
The feature quilt called "Glimpses of Nepal" was made by Renske Helmuth and was sold for $20,000 dollars! It was a wonderful day and raised lots of money for a great cause.
** I just heard that the quilt auction raised approximately $135,840.00 to support MCC's relief, development and peace work.