Saturday, January 30, 2010

Helping Haiti: The Auction Winners...

I am so excited writing this. This silent auction started as a tiny thing; we just wanted to use whatever samples we had in our shop to raise a bit of money for Haiti disaster relief. And then it sort of grew a life of its own, thanks to many good folks.

Thanks to Joanna Figueroa, Stephanie Dunphy, Laurie Simpson, Pam Buda, Anne Sutton, Lissa Alexander, Barbara Jones, Bari J., Genevieve Gail, Barb & Mary, the Fat Quarter Shop girls, Robert Kaufman Fabrics, Henry Glass Fabrics, Denise Sheehan, Mary Cowan, and Happy Zombie for your quilt/craft donations! And thanks to American Patchwork & Quilting and everyone else who helped us get the word out! We didn't solicit ANYONE for ANYTHING -- they all contacted us individually and offered to donate after we had already announced the auction. Awesome.

And thank you all for participating with your comments & bids, for your willingness to use the financial resources you have, no matter the amount, to send desperately needed help & hope to Haiti. It is still their number one need for now, and we are moved that we can offer anything at all.

Here are the winners! If you have not already, please e-mail Jocelyn proof of your donation to any of the organizations listed in this post, and we will arrange for your quilt to be sent to you!

Dionysia - Parisian Pastries Quilt
Kathy - Peach Cobbler Quilt
Diane - Shade Garden Quilt
Sandy - Ice Cream Swirls Quilt
Maria a.k.a. passingdowncrazy - Bunk House Kid quilt
ANONYMOUS - Garden Cameo Quilt If this is you, please contact us!
Connie H. - The Bunny Run quilt
Julie Herman a.k.a. Jaybird - Zen Garden quilt
Lizzie - Pennsylvania Dutch Sampler Quilt
Brenda Kowalski - Spring Hill Quilt
Suzie - Dandelion Wishes Quilt
Connie H. - Neptune's Girl Quilt
Sandy Bovee - Bay Breeze Quilt
Jocelyn - Ice Cubes Baby Quilt
Mother Peg - Craft Addict Brooch
Dionysia - Woodstock Quilt
Sue Gaffney - Fiona's Frolic Quilt
Joyce a.k.a. Creations by Jellen - Dora S'mores Quilt
Sandy - Fresh Laundry Quilt
Claudia - Miss Jump's Honeycomb Quilt
Suzie - Charlotte S'mores Quilt
Kathy of Pink Chalk Studio -  Alison Wristlet in Cream
Kathy - Alison Wristlet in Fuchsia
Suz - Cotton Blossoms Quilt
Vicky - The Sailboat Quilt
Sue Gaffney - Portugal Dreams Table Topper

In two short weeks, just in bids alone, we were able to raise $9,230! Amazing!! I have already received several proof of donations and know that you are already making a great impact over there.

Can't say thank you enough. :)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Helping Haiti: List of Auction Items

Hey all, to keep things organized, I'm keeping a running list of what's up for auction! You might've heard that Haiti experienced another huge aftershock yesterday, a 6.1 that hit just as aid and resources were finally starting to flow in. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Here's the list of organizations that you can choose to support with your bids:

Here are all the items up for auction:
  1. The Sailboat Quilt by Laurie Simpson of Minick & Simpson 
  2. Cotton Blossoms Quilt by Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts 
  3. Portugal Dreams Table Topper by Kimberly Jolly of FQS
  4. Alison Wristlet in Fuchsia by Bari J.
  5. Alison Wristlet in Cream by Bari J. 
  6. Charlotte S'mores Baby Quilt by Me and My Sister Designs
  7. Dora S'mores Baby Quilt by Me and My Sister Designs
  8. Miss Jump's Honeycomb Quilt by Debbie Taylor of FQS
  9. Fresh Laundry Quilt by Kimberly Jolly of FQS
  10. Bay Breeze Quilt by Monica Solorio-Snow of Happy Zombie
  11. Craft Addict Brooch by Genevieve Gail 
  12. Ice Cubes Baby Quilt by Me and My Sister Designs
  13. Woodstock Quilt by Stephanie Dunphy of Loft Creations 
  14. Fiona's Frolic Quilt by Me and My Sister Designs
  15. Neptune's Girl Quilt by Lissa Alexander
  16. Dandelion Wishes Quilt by Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Quilts
  17. Pennsylvania Dutch Sampler Quilt by Kimberly Jolly of FQS
  18. Spring Hill Quilt by The Whimsical Workshop for Robert Kaufman
  19. Zen Garden Quilt by The Whimsical Workshop for Robert Kaufman
  20. The Bunny Run Quilt by Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs
  21. Garden Cameo Quilt by Denise Sheehan of A Graceful Stitch
  22. Bunk House Kid by Mary Cowan of Mary's Cottage Quilts
  23. Ice Cream Swirls by Stephanie Dunphy of Loft Creations
  24. Shade Garden Quilt donated by Henry Glass Fabrics
  25. Peach Cobbler Quilt by Cheryl Cohorn for FQS
  26. Parisian Pastries Quilt by Barbara Jones of Quilt Soup

Beth at modernJax is also hosting an auction to support nonprofits in Haiti -- scrappy projects made with donated blocks! Visit her blog to look and bid!

Australian Homespun magazine has also mentioned our auction on their blog, as well as several other craft-y endeavors to raise money for Haiti. Kathy over at Pink Chalk Studio has compiled a similar list on her blog as well!

Helping Haiti: Auction Item Parisian Pastries Quilt

Auction item:
Parisian Pastries Quilt

Quilt name: Parisian Pastries

Finished size: 52" x 65 1/2"

Fabrics are Atelier Akiko by Lecien Fabrics.

Made by Barbara Jones of Quilt Soup and quilted by Kathryn Lindsay. "Parisian Pastries" pattern also by Quilt Soup.

Donated by Barbara. (Thank you Barbara!)

Minimum bid is set at $150. Please put your bid amount, first & last name or nickname in your comment. Please read this post for more information. Auction will close at noon CST on January 29th.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Helping Haiti: Auction Item Peach Cobbler Quilt

Auction item:
Peach Cobbler Quilt Sample


Finished size: 45" x 60"
Fabric is Allspice Tapestry by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda Fabrics.
Sample by Cheryl Cohorn for Fat Quarter Shop.

Minimum bid is set at $100. Please put your bid amount, first & last name or nickname in your comment. Please read this post for more information. Auction will close at noon CST on January 29th.
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Helping Haiti: Auction Item Shade Garden Quilt

Auction item:
Shade Garden Quilt


Finished size: 54" x 66"
Fabric is Shade Garden by Michelle Engel Bencsko for Henry Glass Fabrics and the quilt was shown in their Market booth.
Donated by Larry Reichenberg for Henry Glass Fabrics (Thank you to Larry & the Henry Glass team!)

Minimum bid is set at $100. Please put your bid amount, first & last name or nickname in your comment. Please read this post for more information. Auction will close at noon CST on January 29th.

Helping Haiti: Auction Item Ice Cream Swirls

Auction item:
Ice Cream Swirls


Quilt name: Ice Cream Swirls

Finished size: 48 1/2" x 60 1/2"

Fabrics and pattern are by Buggy Barn for Henry Glass Fabrics. Machine quilted in an ice cream swirly pattern.

Donated by: Stephanie Dunphy at Loft Creations. (Thank you Stephanie!)

Minimum bid is set at $70. Please put your bid amount, first & last name or nickname in your comment. Please read this post for more information. Auction will close at noon CST on January 29th.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Helping Haiti: Auction Item Bunk House Kid Quilt

Auction item:
Bunk House Kid Quilt


Quilt name: Bunk House Kid

Finished size: 49" x 49"
Block size: 8" x 8"

Fabrics are Bunk House Kid by Moda Fabrics.

Made by and featuring Bunk House Kid pattern by Mary of Mary's Cottage Quilts.

Donated by Mary Cowan. (Thank you Mary!)

Minimum bid is set at $100. Please put your bid amount, first & last name or nickname in your comment. Please read this post for more information. Auction will close at noon CST on January 29th.

Helping Haiti: Auction Item Garden Cameo Quilt

Auction item:
Garden Cameo Quilt


Quilt name: Garden Cameo

Finished size: 50" x 50"

Fabrics are Fig & Plum by Joanna Figueroa for Moda Fabrics.

Made & hand appliquéd by Denise Sheehan of A Graceful Stitch. "Garden Cameo" pattern also by A Graceful Stitch.

Donated by Denise Sheehan (Thank you Denise!)

Minimum bid is set at $150. Please put your bid amount, first & last name or nickname in your comment. Please read this post for more information. Auction will close at noon CST on January 29th.

Helping Haiti: Auction Item The Bunny Run Quilt

Auction item:
The Bunny Run Quilt


Quilt name: The Bunny Run
Finished size: 36" x 39"
Fabrics are Flower's For Emma line by Anne Sutton for Henry Glass Fabrics.
Will be signed by Anne Sutton if you'd like!

"I'm calling this 'The Fat Quarter Shop Miracle Auction'. The combined power of all of us can work a miracle. By joining together and giving, we can change a life or maybe hundreds of lives. When I heard about this auction I knew I wanted to help.

I've selected a quilt that I felt represented Bunny Hill. "The Bunny Run" was featured in Australian Homespun Magazine. “Flowers for Emma” is the featured fabric and it was designed by me. The winner of this quilt will receive the quilt, along with the magazine! I’m featured in the magazine so you’ll not only get the directions for the quilt, but the story too! The quilt is the perfect size to hang on a wall. Its 36" x 39", hand appliquéd and I'll even sign the back of the quilt if you’d like.

Let's all join the Fat Quarter Shop in this incredible auction! I've been watching the pictures on TV and with all the devastation, miracles are still happening. We can make a miracle happen too! - Anne Sutton"

Donated by Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs. (Thanks Bunny Lady!)

Minimum bid is set at $100. Please put your bid amount, first & last name or nickname in your comment. Please read this post for more information. Auction will close at noon CST on January 29th.

Helping Haiti: Auction Item Zen Garden Quilt

Auction item:
Zen Garden Quilt Sample


Finished size: 46" x 46"
Fabric is by Robert Kaufman Fabrics and quilt was shown in their Market booth.
Sample made by The Whimsical Workshop for Robert Kaufman Fabrics. Donated by Robert Kaufman Fabrics (Thank you to Allie & the Robert Kaufman team!)

Minimum bid is set at $70. Please put your bid amount, first & last name or nickname in your comment. Please read this post for more information. Auction will close at noon CST on January 29th.

Helping Haiti: Auction Item Spring Hill Quilt

Auction item:
Spring Hill Quilt Sample


Finished size: 72" x 84"
Fabric is Spring Hill by Robert Kaufman Fabrics.
Sample made by The Whimsical Workshop for Robert Kaufman Fabrics. Donated by Robert Kaufman Fabrics (Thank you to Allie & the Robert Kaufman team!)

Minimum bid is set at $90. Please put your bid amount, first & last name or nickname in your comment. Please read this post for more information. Auction will close at noon CST on January 29th.

Helping Haiti: Auction Item Pennsylvania Dutch Sampler Quilt

Auction item:
Pennsylvania Dutch Sampler Quilt



Finished size: 68" x 82"
Fabric is Wiscasset by Minick & Simpson for Moda Fabrics.
The pattern is by Legacy Patterns.
Sample by Kimberly Jolly.

Minimum bid is set at $200. Please put your bid amount, first & last name or nickname in your comment. Please read this post for more information. Auction will close at noon CST on January 29th.
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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Helping Haiti: Auction Item Dandelion Wishes Quilt

Auction item:
Dandelion Wishes Quilt


Quilt name: Dandelion Wishes
Finished size: 57" x 77"

"When I saw Jocelyn’s tweet, I knew right away that I wanted to join The Fat Quarter Shop with their timely and generous offer to help support Haiti in this devastating time. I wanted to donate something really special and I immediately thought about the awesome profile that American Patchwork & Quilting did on our business in Spring 2008. The quilt featured with that profile was called 'Dandelion Wishes' and it was one of our all time best selling kits! The quilt measures 57" x 77" and uses exclusively the Dandelion Girl collection by Fig Tree & Co. It has a pieced background and some simple appliqued flowers strewn around the top. Designed by Joanna Figueroa, pieced by Wilma Lawrence and Joanna Figueroa and quilted by Diana Johnson.

As you think about whether or not you are able to bid, please remember that you will receive a timeless quilt and a few more people in Haiti will receive medical aid and food. Not to sound preachy, but really, how can we not give, given all that we have? An auction just makes it that much more fun. Happy Bidding, Joanna."

Donated by Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Quilts. (Thanks Joanna!)

Minimum bid is set at $150. Please put your bid amount, first & last name or nickname in your comment. Please read this post for more information. Auction will close at noon CST on January 29th.

Helping Haiti: Auction Item Neptune's Girl Quilt

Auction item:
Neptune's Girl Quilt


Finished size: 65" x 65"
Fabric is Neptune by Tula Pink for Moda, and pattern is Jelly Girl by Fig Tree Quilts. Quilted by Man Quilter.
Quilt donated by Lissa Alexander. (Thanks Lissa!)

Minimum bid is set at $170. Please put your bid amount, first & last name or nickname in your comment. Please read this post for more information. Auction will close at noon CST on January 29th.

Helping Haiti: Auction Item Bay Breeze Quilt

Auction item:
Bay Breeze Quilt


Birth Name: Four Bean Salad
Hollywood Name (aka the name Quilts & More gave it): Bay Breeze (aka the Quilt Formerly Known as Four Bean Salad)

Quilt is the actual quilt used in the Summer 2008 issue of Quilts & More.
Included in auction is a copy of the Q&M issue.

Size: 14½" x 17"
Fabrics: Allspice by Fig Tree & Co. for Moda Fabrics

Quilt is designed, machine pieced, hand quilted by me, Happy Zombie. (Thanks Monica!)

Never been hung or used - has been lovingly stored. Has sleeve for small dowel.


xoxo,
m

Minimum bid is set at $50. Please put your bid amount, first & last name or nickname in your comment. Please read this post for more information. Auction will close at noon CST on January 29th.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Helping Haiti: Auction Item "Craft Addict" Brooch

Auction item:
"Craft Addict" Brooch


Size: 2" high
Cameo brooch made and donated by Genevieve Gail. (Thanks Genevieve!)

Minimum bid is set at $18. Please put your bid amount, first & last name or nickname in your comment. Please read this post for more information. Auction will close at noon CST on January 29th.

Helping Haiti: Auction Item Ice Cubes Baby Quilt

Auction item:
Ice Cubes Baby Quilt



Finished size: 23 1/2" x 27"
Fabric is Butterfly Fling by Me and My Sister Designs for Moda Fabrics.
The pattern is by Me and My Sister Designs.
Sample by Me and My Sister Designs. (Thanks Barb & Mary!)

Minimum bid is set at $50. Please put your bid amount, first & last name or nickname in your comment. Please read this post for more information. Auction will close at noon CST on January 29th.
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Helping Haiti: Auction Item Woodstock Quilt

Auction item:
Woodstock Quilt


Finished size: 45" x 63"
Fabric is mostly Kaffe Fassett in persimmon, eggplant, and celery. Backing is Flannel.
Quilt by and donated by Stephanie Dunphy at Loft Creations. (Thank you Stephanie!)

Minimum bid is set at $150. Please put your bid amount, first & last name or nickname in your comment. Please read this post for more information. Auction will close at noon CST on January 29th.

Helping Haiti: Auction Item Fiona's Frolic Quilt Sample

Auction item:
Fiona's Frolic Quilt Sample


Finished size: 38.5" x 42.5"
Fabric is Fiona's Frolic by Me and My Sister Designs for Moda Fabrics.
Quilt by Me and My Sister Designs.

Minimum bid is set at $60. Please put your bid amount, first & last name or nickname in your comment. Please read this post for more information. Auction will close at noon CST on January 29th.

Helping Haiti: Auction Item Dora S'mores Baby Quilt

Auction item:
Dora S'mores Baby Quilt


Finished size: 28" x 28"
Fabric is S'mores by Me and My Sister Designs for Moda Fabrics.
Quilt by Me and My Sister Designs.

Minimum bid is set at $50. Please put your bid amount, first & last name or nickname in your comment. Please read this post for more information. Auction will close at noon CST on January 29th.