My quilting group, the Strip Piecers, had some good news this week. A quilt we had made together was recently auctioned at the Mennonite Central Committee Relief Sale in Ontario for over $2000!
It all started with this:
The challenge was to each make 6 blocks in black and white fabrics with a touch of the fat quarter of a teal fabric we were given by Anne.
Pretty soon we had these:
And Anne put them together like this at a quilting retreat:
The blocks were about 12", and with 88 blocks all together, this is a very big quilt! A black border was added, and then it was passed over to Bonnie, who machine quilted it on her long arm machine.
Once it was completed, it was shipped to Ontario, where it was advertised for the sale:
And then auctioned off this past weekend in New Hamburg, Ontario
It was sent to the Ontario sale because quilts are generally able to generate higher donation values there. It's nice to know our group effort raised this nice sum for the Mennonite Central Committee relief efforts around the world.