Wednesday, April 20, 2011

MCC Crazy Quilt Update

It has taken me awhile to get up the courage to give you an update on how the MCC sale in Hutchinson went. The Pansy crazy quilt went for $575.......the range of emotions that went through all of us was varied. We are so used to our quilts going for around $1750 that we were just a bit disappointed and speechless. I can honestly say that every year our skills improve and I have seen a dramatic difference in the first few that we donated to now. It honestly was the BEST one we have ever donated. I was frustrated with the auctioneer(he called it a wall hanging), it measured 50 x 60 inches....hmmm.... and started the bidding at $100. They have always started at $500. Perhaps the economy has finally hit the MCC sale, I don't know. But here is what it boils down to. The MCC sale is not about how much the quilt makes. It is a heart issue. When you give, you give from your heart and not worry about the rest. All of us truly gave from our hearts and that is all that is required of us. Did the small price hurt my pride? Maybe just a bit, but the sale is to raise money for those who have been victim's of natural disaster's. Not to bolster my pride in how much it goes for.

Anyway, for those reason's we will donate again! We had already made some decision's to change the type of crazy quilt we donated and it turned out to be good decision's after the outcome of this year's sale. We are going to do 12 different wall hangings measuring 14 x 14 that feature something significant about each month. I have three of them pieced and I passed them out at the sale. The cream one at the top is for January and it is going to be a Snowflake theme.

This one I am sure you can guess February with a Valentine Theme.

Of course, this one is going to be March with a St. Patrick's day theme.

Anyway, I'll keep you posted as I get other squares posted, 9 more to go!

Talk to you later,

1 comment:

  1. I was very surprised by the low price your crazy quilt went for, too. I thought all the quilts went for a lower bid this year. I think your idea of 12 smaller quilts is a great idea! Sometimes the little ones bring a big price! I love the work you and your friends put into your quilts. I just couldn't buy another one this year. Charlene