Auction Haul

I can’t keep up… I tell people I will contact them (Mary, Jill… ) and don’t. I intend to do some financial paperwork (taxes?!?) and don’t. I plan to write blog posts, design quilts…

On the other hand, yesterday Jim and I got a lot of housecleaning done. While I wouldn’t put that in the category of FUN!, it does make me feel in better control somehow.

Last week my guild had an auction. It’s a great opportunity to donate quilty items to support a good cause. My guild provides quilting education through speakers and workshops; we encourage our area 4H quilters with prizes at the county fair; and most of all, we provide 150-200 (or more!) quilts and other items every year to the local community. At our auction in 2016 we made almost $2000. This year’s might have done even better.

Besides a good way to donate things, it’s also GREAT for buying! We sold completed quilt tops,Ā  boatloads of fabric, a new sewing machine, two large cutting mats and many rulers, hundreds of books and patterns, a broad pressing surface, and notions galore. Items for sale were separated into lots. The lowest sale price for a lot was $5. The highest price was $300 for that sewing machine.

I bought four lots and a book for a total of $67. What did I get for my money? A haul!

Lotsa fabric, an interesting small quilt top, and a book. I did good.


22 thoughts on “Auction Haul

    1. Melanie McNeil Post author

      It was good and lucky. We didn’t have very many people bidding this time. Demographics are still working against us. Perhaps a modern guild would have more eager buyers. šŸ™‚

  1. KerryCan

    I can’t keep up either! All doctors’ appts seem to land in March, plus the house is filthy from tracking in muddy stuff. My to-list is about a mile long! I think your new purchases might be the motivation, though, for you to put everything else aside and get back to your sewing room!

    1. Melanie McNeil Post author

      Well, I still have plenty on my list, but it all feels a bit more in control than it did. When is your quotations quilt deadline? Aren’t you making it for a show?

  2. Nancy Granner

    It looks like you got some good buys in yellow, orange and purple. Can’t wait to see what other
    people bought. Nancy

  3. katechiconi

    I often feel the same way, but somehow, housecleaning always drops to the bottom of the list! That’s an impressive haul for your money, and I hope to see those nice fabrics reappear in future quilts šŸ™‚

    1. Melanie McNeil Post author

      I keep pretty good track of most of my house, but the bedroom seems to drop down the list. Now and then it needs a good working over, and it got it! Thanks, Kate.


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