Thursday, August 28, 2008
Auction for Nie Nie Day
I'm admittedly late to this charity auction hosted by Design Mom for Stephanie and Christian Nielson, but maybe there is still time to help. You can read more about the tragedy that has struck their family here. If this quilt isn't your thing, there are over 165 other auctioneers at last count - there's sure to be something out there that you'll want to bid on. What better excuse for shopping than to help a family in need. They were both in a plane crash and are facing significant medical costs. Stephanie has burns over 80% of her body and her husband over 30%. Please pass the word along, let's all come together and help this sweet family.
And now, for some pictures of this retro-inspired quilt. It is bright and cheerful in pinks, greens, yellows and reds with a kiss of blue. If you'd like any other pictures or have any questions, please email me. It measures about 47 x 58.
The back is a soft pink dot
Some close-ups so you can see the fabulous quilting and fun colors
Isn't this cherry binding cute?
feathering on the hearts
bluebird of happiness
even better shot of the cherries on the binding
the green are more of a bright apple green than you see here
I love the quilted sun on this block
How this silent auction works:
1) Please place your bid by leaving a comment with your Bid Amount in the comments section of the item you are bidding on. Let's start the bidding at $125 (the quilt is valued at $250) - remember, it's for a great cause. Check the comments to see the most recent High Bid.
2) Following the close of the auction, I will contact the winner (make sure your comment bid includes an email address or link to your blog or some way to contact you). The winner will pay the amount of their winning bid to the Stephanie and Christian PayPal account. The winner will then forward the PayPal receipt to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will then ship the quilt. I will pay for the shipping.
3) Please bid in increments of whole dollars. The auction will end at Midnight PST on Sunday, August 31, 2008.
Don't forget to check out the other auctions at Design Mom.