Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Bead Quilt - For Sale as Fundraiser


The above quilt, designed by Cheryl Lacy (a member of the BJP) and made by the members of her local bead guild, is available as a fundraiser for their group. If you want to know more about bead quilts in general, check this earlier post.

Birds of a Feather measures about 36" wide x 24" high and is beautifully quilted and finished (Cheryl's work). Individual members made the beaded feathers. The Mat-Su Valley Bead Society is seeking someone to buy this quilt. They would probably accept an offer of $500.

I am somewhat shamelessly promoting it for them because I think it is a beautiful quilt and that anyone with the price on hand would be lucky to have it! I'm so tempted myself, but I just more than depleted my funds to pay for the second printing of my book, Beaded Treasures, and am looking toward the need for creative funding in a couple of months for the new book I'm now writing. There's no getting around it... Birds of a Feather is seeking a home, and this time, it can't be mine.

If you'd like it to be yours, please let me know, and I'll get you in touch with the person who is handling the sale.

4 comments:

  1. What a cool quilt! I'm glad you are 'shamlessly promoting' it. I just spent my money on teeth (Tim's and mine), a computer program and an inexpensive Mp3 player so I'm pretty broke too. Oh I hope it goes to a lovely home. Dare I ask about the new book?

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  2. It's a beautiful quilt and I wish I could buy it, unfortunately $500 is beyond my means at the moment as I'm also saving up for a few book printings myself.

    However, I think they should raffle the quilt! I would gladly buy $20 worth of raffle tickets and I bet they could easily raise more than $500 if it were well promoted. It could go on a "blog tour" and people could buy tickets via paypal! Just a thought...

    Although I don't comment often, I love reading your blog and wish I had time for beading. I have quite a few pots on the stove at the moment though, and I think beading will have to wait for a quieter time. Wishing you all the best Robin!

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  3. Good luck on your second printing! I took a peek at the link to your book. I'm very interested in it. I'll be looking for it at my local bookstore! Your designs and use of cord are neat. I can't wait to try them out.

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