AAQI Dec Auction

The AAQI December auction is into day 2 now.  Here’s my pick for the highest bid Priority quilt:

11,953 – Double Wedding Ring

I think this quilt will have a high bid as well:

12,127 – 30’s Spring

I found the story behind this quilt compelling……the drawing is done by the maker’s sister who continues to sketch even through her Alzheimer’s disease.

11,994 – Forest Arch

I like these two Priority Quilts  as well and looking at current bidding, Fantasy Flowers could end up with the highest bid.

11,937 – Fantasy Flowers

11,992 – Sun Kissed Leaves

Check out the AAQI auction and the Priority Quilts for Sale, there is plenty of time to receive a Priority Quilt to give for a Christmas present 🙂

Catching Up On Grandmother’s Choice Blocks

First, did you see which AAQI invitational quilt received the highest bid?  Pat Holly’s “Fear of Empty Spaces” won with a final bid of $3,665!!!!!!!  Diane Guadynski’s “Joy Remembered” had a final bid of $3,135.  I didn’t make the call this month, but it’s all good because they raised $15,545 🙂


My design wall has some more Grandmother’s Choice BOTW blocks 🙂  Here’s Brick Pavement: March on Washington (#9) and New York: Susan B. Anthony Breaks the Law (#10).


And I’ve decided to try reverse applique for the background on Kansas Sunflower (#4) so I’ve got that all prepped. 


My design wall has all the completed Grandmother’s Choice blocks….I think they are looking good.

You can check out Judy’s DWM post to see what other fun things are happening around the quilt blogosphere.

I finished the binding on the scrap club lap quilt from last year so another project is FINISHED 🙂

I used my Veteran’s day 60% off coupon at JoAnn’s to buy a second length of “flannel” backed plastic for additional retreat design wall.  I’ll fold an inch or so over each edge so when I use painters tape it won’t pull off the “flannel” making it much easier to take down.  And look, a 1/2 yd remnant of Kona white jumped into my arms, too 😉


Stash Report –

  • Fabric in:  1/2 yard (Kona cotton remnant)
  • Fabric out: 0 yards 
  • YTD Fabric in: 147.25 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 79.25 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 68 yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie






AAQI Auction Action

I’ve been checking this month’s invitational quilt auction to see how my prediction for Diane Guadynski’s “Joy Remembered” to take top bidding honors.  Check it out!  It’s going for more than $2,000!!!  I think Libby Lehman’s “Lucid Moments III” is way under bid and maybe someone will get a bargain.

Dar left a comment about the number of Civil War blocks I’ve remade.  I counted them up and there are twelve!  Here are a few of them and I think they are destined for the backing as I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t like a table runner or anything else made with them.

Celebrity Invitational AAQI Quilt Auction

Well, it appears I’m a bit too late to give my predication for the quilt receiving the highest bid in this month’s AAQI Celebrity Invitational Quilt Challenge.  There’s one over $1,000 already!!!  But I’ll pretend I didn’t look here and make my predictions anyway.  Here are the quilts:

They are all wonderful but I’m quite fond of Becky Goldsmith’s:

I also like Ricky Tims’, especially that you don’t immediately know it’s his:

Then Pat Holly’s – what’s not to love?

But then there’s Hollis Chatelain’s – really intriguing as I find most of her work.

And Caryl Byer Fallert’s – love the fall family of colors.

But I have to agree with the folks that are putting their money down, my pick is Diane Gaudynski’s.  I’m certain this photo doesn’t do it justice.  See another picture on Diane’s blog here.

This should be an exciting month for AAQI with all the Priority Quilt being sold in Houston and the fabulous invitational quilts being auctioned.  In fact, the last hour of the auction may well be the most exciting part 😉


I Made the Call

I’m pretty excited about the October AAQI auction.  First, the auction raised $2,864.18 for Alzheimer’s research.  Second, I picked #10,861 as the quilt I thought would get the highest bids…..and it did!  With a winning bid of $230, The Rescue by Judy Leathers, went for the most money 🙂

Not only that, but I won the bid on #11,016 Sunscape, by Ann Scott.  

Woo Hoo!!!