Saturday, December 13, 2008

Quilt Auction Ending Soon

The auction for this quilt started on Monday, December 1. It will end on Monday, Dec 15, at noon. Currently, the bid is at $400 (LQ006). If you are interested in bidding, don’t let the time get away from you.

I’m reposting the particulars regarding the auction and how to bid (see below) to try to keep the interest up. Remember it is for a good cause and if the bid is too high for your budget, perhaps you can make a small donation here at First Giving instead. Several of you have done just that (made donations rather than bids). Zippy, Dr Rob, and I thank you all.

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That charity is Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation - MD. If you would like to simply donate to the charity rather than make a bid you can do so here.

For the entire story (and more photos), see the previous posts here and here and here.

The item being auctioned is this wall hanging quilt. It is a Lobster Hawaiian Appliqué. It is 41 in X 41 in. It is machine appliqued and machine quilted. There is hand embroidery around the appliqued edges.

Here are the rules for this silent on-line auction:

  • I have set up an e-mail account for the sole purpose of this auction. It is lobsterquilt(AT)gmail(DOT)com

  • If you wish to make a bid, email me at the above address with “auction” in the subject line. Include your name, the amount of the bid, and a working email address. I will e-mail you back that the bid was received and give you an identifier number. This will be how I “track” each bidder and their subsequent bids.

  • The bidding will start at $200. The minimal increment will be $10 for subsequent bids, though I would love to see the increments increase by $25 or more.

  • Several times a day, during my awake hours and as work permits, I will tweet and post the current bid and time it was received. The bidder’s name will not be posted, but the bidder’s identifier number will be.

  • So you can check my tweets or check back here to see how the bid is going. Take note: I will mainly use twitter for the updates!

  • If you have sent a bid to me that was higher than the one posted, please, be aware of the time received (it will be CST) and either recheck later or e-mail me again. We all know that sometimes e-mails are lost.

  • The auction will last two weeks. Bidding starts Monday December 1st at 6 am (CST) and closes on Monday December 15th at noon (CST). I will notify the winner by e-mail shortly thereafter.

  • The winning bidder will be required to make a donation here at First Giving in the amount of the bid (or higher) and asked to leave a comment “I won the lobster quilt!” They will then need to forward a copy of their receipt so that I can match the name/e-mail address to the winning bid. This will need to be done within 48 hrs (or by December 17, 5 pm)

  • Once the donation is confirmed, then arrangements will be made with the winning bidder on shipping. Shipping costs and any insurance will be the winner bidders responsibility. Options will be US Postal, Fed Ex, or UPS.

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2 comments:

Jabulani said...

I couldn't resist sneaking a visit to your site before I go to bed. I am SOOOOO glad I did. I am absolutely delighted at the $400 price. It is worth EVERY penny - well, cent in your case :)!

And I also took a look at your newest quilt pictures. Wow! Stunning. The unusual design is so striking and different I would just love to sit for hours discovering the treasures within each little diamond! You are such an inspiration - tomorrow I shall attack my nativity costumes with renewed and refreshed vigour! Thank you so much. It's just what the doctor ordered :D
Incidentally, the wretched frill I mentioned in my last comment, made its appearance today in my daughter's display. I was well-pleased with my efforts.

rlbates said...

Jabulani, thank you very much. I would love to see your work (the costumes,etc).