12 November 2012

red & white quilt auction stamping out hunger

See this beautiful quilt?

Its going to feed hungry families in Southeast Michigan.

How? Its up for auction on ebay and all of the money raised in the auction is going to the Gleaner's chapter of Southeast Michigan.

With the holiday season coming up, a lot of us are turning our attention to gift giving and celebrating with family and sitting around the living room watching tons of bad T.V. (which is personally on my list). But you know, its not so easy for a lot of people out there. And Gleaners is working darn hard to make things better.

The quilt was made by the extremely talented members of the fiber art group I belong to, Running with Scissors. Deb hatched the idea, the red and white fabric flew, the sewing machines whirred and viola!

Here's all the details on it:

Running with Scissors,  our fiber arts group from metro Detroit worked together on this beautiful red and white quilt.  We volunteered our time and materials so proceeds could go directly to Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan.  

Our members pieced quilt blocks in rows of alternating red and white, which we then assembled in a rail fence pattern.  We added a few diagonally oriented blocks for a little zip and interest.  We achieved a nice variety of prints thanks to everyone digging into their fabric stash for red and white quilting cottons.  The quilt top was sent out to a local artisan and professionally quilted.  One of our pro members bound the quilt with a durable dark red cotton binding.  The backing is the same dark red cotton (see photo).  This quilt has been laundered to show off its lovely quilted texture.  We hope the owner of this quilt will use and enjoy it to its fullest, just a little TLC is required--gentle washing in cold water. With the first few washings include a few color catcher sheets, just to be sure the red fabrics will bleed.  We will include these sheets with your purchase. 

Quilt size:  Full/Queen    78" x 93"
Made with quality quilting fabrics
Batting is 80/20 cotton/poly blend
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Here's a close up, its really nice:

I love the scrappy look, don't you? Its very cozy. And with winter knocking on the door, it wold be a great addition to the couch in front of your fireplace. Or even gift giving - that would be great!

There is a list as long as me of all the good reasons to go visit the auction and bid on this quilt. The auction runs until November 22 so there's plenty of time to consider and get to know it.

I hope you'll fall in love with it and help RWS help Michigan families have a good holiday season! :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a super idea!!!