Tuesday, May 10, 2016
One of the quilt guilds to which I belong last night held an auction. I was one of the worker bees on the auction committee, and I couldn't believe all the fabric, books, quilt tops, etc., which had been donated. Louisa Smith, who taught a workshop at the guild, sent a quilt for the auction. Her piece was the big ticket item for the evening. When a friend and I arrived at the meeting place, we along with the other committee members began putting out bag after bag after bag after box after box of items!!!
Many, many items were priced for the sale table while the rest of the items were for the auction. The auction was quite spirited and folks obtained some very good bargains. As you can see, I was the winning bidder for a large bag of pink yardage. As the evening went on and time grew short, the organizers began to bundle items. I was the high bidder for this bundle of grey and black fabrics which also included a tote bag. It would appear that I have enough grey and black fabric to keep me busy for a very long time. :-)
Was that all I bought? Well, no, but these were my only two successful auction bids. From the sale table, I purchased a box of animal print fat quarters, a few other fat quarters, and a last minute purchase of a box of upholstery fabric samples. I have yet to go through them, but I will weed some out. Others I will keep as I often incorporate small pieces of textured fabric into my art quilts. Some pieces are large, so I will have to figure out a plan for them. A few other odds and ends completed my purchases.
The auction was a great success, and I think many people went home very happy with their purchases.