** This auction is now closed -- thank you to all who bid! **
For the hundreds and hundreds of you all with the Thimble Blossoms blog in your Google reader, this is going to look a bit familiar.
Camille's post from November 1 is a silent auction (closed as of last night) for one of her most popular (and a personal favorite) quilts, Wild Thing, for a family with two kids, Benson and Claire, who have a rare genetic disease and need organ transplants -- right now for Claire and most likely later for Benson. (Visit their family's blog for more info.)
From Camille's blog:
When I first heard about Benson and Claire, it really hit home for me. (Especially these videos of little Claire.) Partly because their dad, Jared, is from my little hometown, and his family lives just down the road from mine, but partly, because I'm a mom. And my heart just breaks for every mom, every parent, or grandparent that has to go through something like this...
So to (hopefully) raise some money to help them out, (I mean, really- look at those smiles) I am going to auction off one of my all time favorite quilts, Wild Thing. This is the actual quilt on the pattern cover, measures 58" x 64", and it was pieced, quilted and bound by me. It is soft and snuggly, and in perfect shape, as it has been traveling in trunk shows to different quilt stores. It has been freshly washed and smells delicious. :-)
Anyhoo, last night Kimberly & pal Vicky McGee aka L.A. Quilter joined forces to buy this quilt. We would like to personally send a big THANK YOU to Vicky for helping us purchase the quilt!
But not to keep.
We are RE-auctioning the Wild Thing quilt, with all proceeds also going toward the transplants for Benson and Claire.
Here's what you can do to help...
1. Bid on this quilt! The RE-auction starts now and will close next Monday, 11/16, at 11am CST. Please comment with a bid higher than the previous comment, and the bidding will start at $50.
2. Bid on other items at the Auction for Benson and Claire blog, going on until November 16, midnight. Auction also includes a Cotton Way quilt donated by Bonnie!
3. If you'd like to donate directly, you can do that here.
I think with all the goodwill and giving going around on those couple of pages, they've been given hope. We'd just like to add a little more!
Thanks to Camille for allowing us to re-auction and for giving us a way to spread the word for Benson and Claire.
Here's a more recent family video that will put a smile on your face :)