|This little quilt was made by my friend Jean McDaniel|
I belong to the Santiam Scrappers Quilt Guild here in Lebanon. In the past we have put on a yearly quilt show. With only 25-30 members, it can be a very time consuming task, so we have opted to do one quilt show every other year.
My responsibility for the quilt show is to run the small quilt silent auction. Members make one or more small quilt and we put them up for auction with a "starting" price and a "buy it now" price.
This past quilt show in October of 2011, I spoke with a visitor about our many small quilts up for auction. She said is would be silly for her to purchase any of the quilts as she could easily make her own. She didn't understand why any quilter would purchase one!!
I must admit, her comment took me by surprise and I had to sit back and think about it for awhile.
After giving her comment much thought, I proceeded to buy several of the small quilts. My take on it is: I am surrounded by my quilting friends because of these beautiful small quilts they graciously donated, giving me the opportunity to purchase.
|This cute cupcake was made by my birthmom, Judith Daniels|
|This one is by Alice Leisy|
|The little quilt in the upper right corner was made by Shirley Kerr|
|The table runner above and the little one below were made by Elle' Garrison|