Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Of course, I have been meaning to write since I last took pen to paper in January. Where has the time gone? I think I need to write less but more often. My friend Denise and I have been working on 3 quilts for the Golden Retriever rescue, As Good as Gold of northern Illinois, auction. It was held last Saturday night at the Brookfield Zoo—in  lovely meeting rooms. The first photo is Denise and me on stage with the auctioneer. Our quilt is on the screen. We printed photos of 30 rescued Goldens onto fabric and incorporated them into our quilt. It was auctioned for $1350!! We used the pattern Turning Twenty Around the Block. We were one of only 10 items in the live auction—including a trip to Africa. Our other 2 quilts were in the silent auction area. We started out this quilt with 16 Golden photos, but the dogs were so cute that it turned into a queen sized quilt. Now that it's over, I finally have some free time. 

The photo below is Denise and me celebrating our great auction price. We were taking phone videos of the auction when were dragged to the stage.

I bought a quilt stand to better display the quilt. It was very visible when you walked in the door of the venue. We were very proud of it and all our hard work. I had ordered the printable fabric from a Nevada company which has apparently gone out of business. When I called to complain that the 30 sheets were not 8.5" x 11" as advertised, no one answered my calls or later emails. We had do to a bit of adjusting in the blocks to accomidate (sp?) the crudely cut fabric. It's all a great learning experience. Now I'm thinking about what to do for next year!

Off to yoga class. Working on my mom's medicare/doctor bills this afternoon to try to get them organized and to figure them out. What a puzzle medicare is. We had to file an extension on her taxes so I could get the quilt finished in time for the auction!! Now no excuse to tackle it all! Talk soon. I sure hope so. Nancy