Monday, October 26, 2009

Alliance "Crazy For Quilts" auction starts today!

First week of eBay Auction Starts Today!
Crazy for Quilts logo   ebay logoSynchronize your clocks! The first of three weeks of quilt auctions begins at 9 pm (Eastern), tonight, on   
We're hoping all our members and supporters can help boost  auction sales: this is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the nonprofit Alliance for American Quilts, and all the proceeds help fund our mission to preserve and share the stories of quilts and quiltmakers.

Any of you who saw these 85 quilts on exhibit recently at the IQF Crazy for QuiltsInternational Quilt Festival in Houston  know that the photos don't do justice to their craftsmanship (IQF exhibit pictured at left). All are just 16 inches square, giving people a chance to buy an affordable work by a major art quilter or buy an up-and-coming quiltmaker's work, often for less than $100. Bidding begins at $50.
Please note that the quilts won't pop up on the auction website until bidding begins at 9 pm, but as in previous years, you can go to the Alliance for American Quilts website and download a pdf file with photos of each weekly auction. Once the auction starts, simply go and search for keyword "alliance for american quilts." You'll find complete auction how-tos on the Alliance website. The first week's auction will end at 9 pm (Eastern) next Monday, Nov. 2. 

CFQ_KathrynWagarWrightAmong the 29 quilts in the first week's auction are 3 of the 6 quilts that won major prizes in the contest, including the whimsical first prize quilt, "Crazy Cow Polarity" by Kathryn Wagar Wright. Here's a photo of that quilt (at right) and a couple more to tempt you.

Honorable Mention winner Amy Munson's "Crazy for Beads(at left).


Another Honorable Mention winnerSandra Starley's "Crazy for Pink" (at right).

Happy bidding! We'll be back in your in-box soon with a report on our recent reception in Houston and other news.

Gratefully, Meg Cox

President, The Alliance for American Quilts

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