|One of the last beautiful days I spent at Hamilton.|
I didn't think I'd be gone that long! Unfortunately, life and theses have a way of sneaking up on you when you least expect it, and unfortunately mine did so with a vengeance.
But, I survived as I usually tend to do, graduated, and moved to Pennsylvania with Glenn, the fish, hamsters, and as soon as I find a job, TC. Who I am sure will be absolutely thrilled to be back with her mommy. Of course, you don't care about that, you want to know what happened to that quilt I made for the Syracuse Symphony!
Well, I ran over to Wellin Hall to set up; I spent a little time that afternoon making a poster for advertising our raffle and worrying about whether or not we'd bring in anywhere near enough money to help the musicians.
|The poster. Apparently I managed to inspire another quilter to donate her windmill quilt! |
We both bought tickets for the other's quilt. ;)
I was in such a tizzy I forgot to count exactly how much the raffle tickets brought in, but I believe it was somewhere around $120, though it could have very easily been more than that. I had a lot of fun talking up both quilts, and got to show off more than a little just how much I knew about the construction and workmanship behind each quilt.
|Me and my quilt, once we got a proper stand.|
It was really gratifying and more than a little amusing to have older women stop by to admire and buy raffle tickets and to make their eyes pop out of their heads when they heard I was one of the quilters. I got a number of lovely compliments for the unique quilting and effort I put into it--I will admit to playing a pity card and mentioning how short a window I had to finish the quilt. ;)
|On the stage!|
Finally intermission rolled around, and we realized no one really knew who was going to run the raffle! Undaunted, Heather and I stepped up to the plate and went out with the tickets. I served as the quilt holder while Heather talked the other quilt up a little. When my quilt was raffled I got to talk a little about the details I put into the quilt, you know, make those who didn't buy a ticket feel a little guilty.
|Vladimir drawing the ticket for my quilt.|
|And the winner is...!|
Out of all the people who purchased tickets, it turned out that one of my professors from my freshman year at Hamilton College was the winner. I couldn't have been happier to see it go to him; I know it will have a good home and be much loved for its lifetime.
|Heather, me, and Onno. Thank you!|
So, that is the story of my first charity quilt. It was a lot of fun, a lot of work, and a great experiment for me to try out my new method for HSTs and to work on my precision in piecing. Now I need to get back to writing thank you notes for graduation presents!
|To tide you over until my next post, a quilt I was working on for fun today.|
Looks great. Love the super size blocks.ReplyDelete