It was a huge success, and while I can't get into specifics, it brought in more than double what the family and planning committee had hoped for. We are all very very thankful to everyone who attended, donated items for the raffle and auction, and made financial contributions online through the website.
If you are one of those who made a donation, let me say THANK YOU again.
|Patti (my mom) with my sister, Lori.|
One month ago, Bonnie Hunter very kindly posted about mom's condition and benefit on her blog, spreading the word much farther than I could have myself, and donations of quilts to be auctioned as well as $ came pouring in. Thank you, Bonnie!!
Below are the quilts that were auctioned off at the benefit:
The first two were made by the Silver City Quilt Guild in Taunton, MA (where I served as guild president, 2007-2008, before moving to NY. You ladies Rock!)
Next up are a quilted table topper and Lime throw made by Janet E. of Janet Ann Creations
Desirable-Junk in Ohio:
This blue and white stunner by Lesly of Stitch Literate:
(sorry, no photo, but you can see it on flickr here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wadewoolley/4015476546/in/set-72157622469088329 )
I swiped this one myself, hehe! Thanks Lesly! It will be gifted to someone special who has taken care of me a lot recently.
And then the one I made, which you've seen before, but I'll post again:
Thank you so much to all the quilters that helped make this benefit a success. We couldn't have done it without you!!