Turkey Tracks: November 14, 2016
Treasures From The Coastal Quilters’ and Georges Valley Quilters’ Auction
This auction is our fund raiser. Together with the Georges Valley Quilters, we do it every other year.
Coastal Quilters uses these funds to make a donation to the fabulous and generous Lion’s Club for letting us meet there and for bringing in speakers who have a connection to Fiber Art.
As usual, I came home with some treasures.
I have coveted Becca Babb-Brott’s quilted bag for months now. This pieced bag is her own design. (She has the Etsy store, Sew Me A Song.)
I begged, and she promised to make one for the auction. And when another quilter also yearned for this bag, Becca made a second one in about a week!!
When I won the bag, I sat right down and transferred items from my present (and getting shabby) purse to this one, my heart’s desire.
Here’s one side. Look at those terrific handles made from marine rope.
Here’s the other side:
The inside is deep and has lots of pockets.
I’m all ready to go with my bag and my sewing machine.
I discovered this weekend that the bag likes to go grocery shopping too.
Margaret Elaine Jinno made us a whole stack of these see-through plastic, zipper bags. They are PERFECT for carrying English Paper Piecing projects. I got two of them. AND I’ve got a new EPP project lined up–Katja Marek’s Millifiore Quilt.
Megan Bruns appliquéd English Paper Piecing pentagons on to gorgeous, heavy flour sack towels. And, embroidered some of them as well.
Here’s 20 Riley Blake fat quarters–donated by a mystery person.
Yummo! You’ll be seeing these in my quilts soon.
And here’s a wonderful purse from Rebecca Hokkanan, who loves COLOR like I do. I bought it for a birthday present for a loved one.
There were so many lovely, clever handmade items at this year’s auction. And I love having the work of other Fiber Arts people in my house. All their good energy comes with their work.