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Thread: Has your Quilted item been Auctioned?

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    Senior Member yonnikka's Avatar
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    Charity auctions are a popular way to raise money. Has a quilt or quilted item you've made been sold at auction? Tell us your story, what kind of charity was raising money, how the auction was handled, and show us the item. Did your participation lead to additional sales or publicity for you?

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    I had one that we sold raffle tickets for. So not an auction. It brought in about $285 for a lap quilt.

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    Super Member Quiltforme's Avatar
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    I have had several quilts sold at auctions the highest went for $400 lowest a small quilt $100. It depends on your market people go into an auction with the mindset of getting something less expensive they are hit and miss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    I had one that we sold raffle tickets for. So not an auction. It brought in about $285 for a lap quilt.
    I too had one, a large lap quilt that was a log cabin (70x70) that tickets were sold for. The quilt raised $328.00 and the proceeds went to MS Society of Canada. I do one every spring and the tickets are sold at work and the immediate community, and the winner is drawn on Mother's Day. This will be my 5th year.

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    For the past several years, I have made and donated a quilt or quilts to my dogs national speciality dog show. I breed and show Pharaoh Hounds and the money raised is earmarked for any dogs that end up in shelters or a rescue situation. With todays economy, sadly, there are a few of these very rare dogs that do need help each year. I don't have the exact amounts raised but it is close to a thousand dollars each year. This years quilts are tee shirt quilts using old tee shirts that have been donated by club members around the world. Each year there is a tee shirt designed with the logo for that years theme.....I used shirts going all the way back to the 1980's through last year!!! The 2 queen sized quilts are awesome....if I may say so myself!!

    jodi in leavenworth

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    I have made several for Auctions. The t shirt quilt was for a dear friend with cancer. We sold tickets, made $3000, it was a Harley quilt, king size. The big thing about this quilt was Harley motor cylces.. if you make a quilt that really has meaning for someone they will purchase tickets. I had so many t shirts donated that I made two more that were auctioned for $375 each. And I made one for the Jim, the man with the cancer.

    The funniest one I sold went to my SIL, he was at a benefit and was bidding on this quilt. My DD was sitting next to him talking to someone else and watching the sale of the quilt knowing it was mine. She looked to tell her husband, "Look how good Mom's quilt is doing. " And he said," That's your mom's? I just won it! $475 "
    All for a great cause.

    All these shirts were donated, I had a couple guys give me shirts right off their backs. This was a good friends benefit. The total made for this benefit was $21,000 the total of their medical bills. Praise God!
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    suezquilts-that is an awesome story! I bet your opinion of your SIL went sky-high with that story :)

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    I have done a number of auction quilts for my daughter's school in years past. They raised quite a bit of money (over $1000 each some years) for the PTA which funded a lot of school events/supplies/etc. Last year, I missed doing this and volunteered to make a quilt for my god-daughter's class. That raised about $600 and the kids were thrilled with the fun we had (as was I). It was such fun that I was again asked to make a quilt for the new class. I'll be going into the class room in just over a week and am so excited.

    Laurie

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    Quote Originally Posted by izzybelle
    suezquilts-that is an awesome story! I bet your opinion of your SIL went sky-high with that story :)
    Yes, it did. A couple years ago they divorced

    :-( and I still call him my SIL, wonder what it will be like when one of them remarries. He's the father of two of my GK!

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    I've had several of mine raffled. Auctions just don't raise much money on quilts in this area.

    The two biggest moneymakers I've done were

    1) the quilt that is on the header of my blog.

    http://wheatridgestudios.blogspot.co...-november.html

    It was a floral log cabin and made $1600.

    2) Stars in My Garden, also on my blog. It raised over $1700. Pictures of the finished quilt are partway down this post:

    http://wheatridgestudios.blogspot.co...caught-up.html

    Both of these quilts were given to the Alumni Association where my kids went to high school to help with scholarships.

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