archive for March 2007:
The auction was a HUGE success!!! Our beautiful quilt was purchased by Wendy Marquardt. She is a big fan of Denyse’s work and also a passionate supporter of Heifer International. There couldn’t have been a better match! Wendy is so generous and sweet. I hope you are enjoying your quilt, Wendy.
$1735 is a lot of money. My kids wanted to be involved in picking what animals the proceeds from our auction purchased, so before we sent the quilt off we purused the online catalog and did some math. Brenna made a list to send to Wendy, and both Brenna and Jonah drew pictures of the animals someone, somewhere in the world will get to enjoy because of all of our efforts.
A Milk Menagerie includes a heifer, 2 goats, and a water buffallo.
A Knitting Basket is 4 wool bearing animals, llamas or sheep.
A Flock of Hope (Jonahs personal favorite) is a flock each of chicks, goslings, and ducklings.
Honey Bees consist of a hive of bees and training to take care of them.
Then we added an extra llama because, well, we like llamas
(isn’t Jonah’s duck awesome?!)
Thank you, thank you, thank you to all who bid on the quilt. I was optimistically hoping for $400-$600 dollars for this big quilt. Well, we got more than 4 times that!!! Amazing.
The universe truly smiles on all of our good efforts. It is so rewarding to see a little idea become something bigger and better than I could have hoped. Thank you to all who participated.
March 5th, 2007 3:20 PM
7 lbs. 3 oz., 20″
Jessica will be taking a break for a few days.
The blockswap auction will continue as planned.
It ends on Tuesday, March 6th.
Spread the word!!!!
(Check the Blockswap page for all the details.)