Thursday, July 15, 2010

Heritage Day Auction Quilts

Tonight was one of the summer meetings of the Capital Quilters Guild in Raleigh.  We have only been having summer meetings for a couple of years now- in the past, the guild year ran from September through June.  Tonight was the night to turn in Challenge quilts for the Heritage Days auction.  For the past several years, we have had an October quilt auction to benefit a charity.  Last year, we raised $11,000 for Military Missions in Action, which helps provide housing accommodations for disabled veterans.  Mike Dorman again provided poignant stories of the work they have done to make bathrooms, kitchens, and entryways accessible for veterans in wheelchairs.  We also had a young speaker who was named Scott Quilty.  Perfect name for this blog!  Scott was an officer who stepped on a land mine and lost both his right arm and his right leg.  He looked great and strong, and is now working with Military Missions in Action. 

We had a pretty good set of donated quilts for the challenge tonight.  There will be more available at the Heritage Days auction in October, but the ones on display tonight were eligible for some nice prizes.  The quilts were hung anonymously and voted on by "Viewer's Choice" ballot.  Here are some of the ones that were donated and part of tonight's challenge.


One of my groups, Cyberbee, swapped fabrics to make these Bug Jars quilts a long time ago.  Here is a Bug Jars quilt donated to the auction.

This one by Candy Joerendt was one of the award winners in the Challenge.

So was this VERY large quilt---probably a king size, in citrus colors.

This quilt featured a fabric I loved and purchased "beaucoup" of back in the nineties...Flower Market by Jennifer Sampou.

I think this one was called "Without a Gnome There Is No Garden."  Still have not spotted the gnome!  I believe it also won a Viewer's Choice prize.

My little donation quilt, The Star of the Garden, was hung next to this giant vintage churn dash.

This one was a first place winner in the group category...a patchwork sampler by the Knight's Bee.  Look at all those blocks!

Patriotic quilts are always popular with the MMIA fundraisers.

This one has a snowy toile-looking print combined with other red and white fabrics.

This was a beautiful quilt with Americana colors.

I loved this small wall-hanging of sea turtles.

This one is a lovely square-in-a-square.

This one is a variety of star blocks that look like they could have been vintage.

The vintage churn dash won an award.

Here is a colorful Delectable Mountains quilt.

The guild will still be accepting donation quilts for the October auction even if they were not completed in time for the challenge tonight.  A great cause!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you Jeanne for posting all this wonderful information and photos about the Heritage Day Quilt Auction!!! We hope lots of folks will come out and bid on quilts to benefit MMIA and our guild.

Cathy Kirk
Heritage Day Auction Committee Chair