Tuesday, 16 September 2014

A HUGE surprise !!

I am blown away this afternoon. I have been watching the opening day of SAQA's 2014 Benefit Auction. My little 12"x12" piece is in group one so it is in the first group to be bid on. Last night ( when I ASSUMED bidding was over for that group at $750) , seven pieces had sold. That was pretty good with six days to go. Anyway, at noon today, my iPad bingbonged me so I stopped making lunch to see who was emailing me (DD is ill and I thought it might be she). It was NOT. It was Martha Sielman, the head lady at SAQA, congratulating me on my quilt having fetched $750!! Bidding for the first day finished today at 1:45 EDT ! I am truly BLOWN AWAY! My piece from last year went for $350 and I was excited at that!

Here is the little quilt- called Pink Peony Centre.



It is all cotton, hand dyed, raw edge and heavily machine embroidered. I will post this to the needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.com  Have a look there and DO go to the SAQA 2014 Benefit Auction site ( google it) and see what other people are doing. Feel free to support SAQA with a bid on a little quilt. There are bidding instructions on the site! Enjoy

12 comments:

  1. Hi, Carolynn. A well-deserved congratulations. Lovely quilt. And I really liked your hollyhock quilt as well. Beautiful work, as always!
    best, nadia

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  2. Congratulations. I think the buyer got a bargain at $750.

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  3. Congratulations, Carolynn! Beautiful quilt!

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  4. so happy for you!!!! the piece is stunning...well deserved!

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  5. Congratulations my dear friend. Martha has posted this on Facebook, so I commented to brag on you some...Two Canucks now in the $750 circle -- you and Heather Dubreuil. What a pair, eh? Well done! Hugs!

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  6. How wonderful! Of course your pieces are deserving.

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