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« on: April 13, 2010 06:54:58 AM »

A friend asked if i could make her a quilt for her office's silent auction.  They were raising cash for their relay for life team. Since I have been burned by low low low auction prices before on quilts i spent a ton of time and material on this time it was all scraps from stash. The new owner of this quilt got a steal. But i get a the tax receipt. Wink

i think my favourite part of this quilt is that there is a second top ready for the next "hey can you?" favour that pops up...

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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2010 07:12:34 AM »

boy--do I understand how you feel!!  It is amazing how little people know of the time and cost of making a quilt! They are generally a labor of love and meant for family and dear friends!

But, it is hard to turn down a charity request!   Grin

I like your idea of making a simple, stash/scrap quilt!  Yours is lovely and looks much more complicated to the "untrained" eye of the usual public! Wink

well done--charitable and smart and prepared for the next one...ha ha--very well done!

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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2010 07:43:45 AM »

Dunno whether it is simple or complicated. But I think it's nice, and the best is its meaning. I like your work very much ;-)

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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2010 11:07:05 AM »

Although it is always good to craft for charity, I'm glad you took the time to make sure that your efforts would help you out as well. It's a beautiful quilt. How big is it? Do you know how much it sold for yet?

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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2010 11:12:39 AM »

it is about 1m x 1.5m (aprrox 40X60 inches?) a nice lap size sofa quilt... and the person who "won" it, like i said got it for a steal. 

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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2010 11:16:55 AM »

It is beautiful, and I love how you have the other half that can be used for another quilt. I'm so glad you made this for charity!

I went to a breast cancer awareness quilt auction this past fall, and got a couple of lap quilts for my gramma and aunts, and I was sitting with my very uncrafty friends who were just shocked at how much I was spending on the lapquilts. Which, I will tell you was not very much at all, but they were like "you know you can get that at Walmart for 10 dollars?" People just don't get it.
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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2010 05:53:53 PM »

Hmm. Looks familiar.   Cheesy Cheesy  Good for you for doing charity work.

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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2010 08:11:50 AM »

agreed - it's impossible to really know how much a quilt should be worth until you make one yourself.  I thought people really over-valued quilts when trying to sell them, but now that I've made one (well, several), I realize that most people actually UNDER-value them!

I look forward to someday getting to do stuff like this, but I have always been wary of the fact that nobody wants to pay what a quilt is really worth - I think your idea of just using up scraps is pretty much genius.  The quilt is adorable!
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2010 03:11:35 AM »

Good for you for donating to a good cause.  Seems like if it is legal in your place of residence to raffle the quilt off, the charity stands to make a lot more money on it.  I know that isn't possible in a lot of places, but if you let the QUILTERS know you're raffling a quilt, they'll all usually buy at least a couple of chances on it, because they know what went in.  That way, you don't get all the "I can get it at the big box store for $10" mentality that comes with non-crafters at auctions.  Plus, you can put a little more effort into it if you feel it will bring more on raffle.

We did a benefit quilt for someone at work once where we sold signatures on the blocks for a dollar each.  It was 6" blocks done in the "Indian Hatchet" style, which were quickly pieced by a team, pressed by another, then joined in strips by another.  We put it in a frame and had people come in at break and tie it.  Huge joint project, but raised a nice bit of change for our co-worker.

Thank you for doing this charity quilt!

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« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2010 08:09:22 AM »

What a nice simple pattern for using scraps. Lovely.

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