Auction Day…Your turn to BID!!

It’s an auction day here.  I’ll be honest, hosting auctions is a lot of hard and I put them off as long as I can as this is one way, I’m lazy.  BUT, the Good Deeds Postage Fund is in need of money so that means unless I want to pay for everything out of my own pocket, I need to host an auction…so here goes.

ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS AUCTION WILL GO TO THE GOOD DEEDS/POSTAGE FUND.  I am still buying a lot of batting for finishers and still shipping out a lot of quilt tops so there is still a need for funds to support it.  I’ve gotten so I am buying a lot of batting nowadays.

In case you missed it, here is a little backstory on what we’re up to today. Kayla helped me to come up with a new auction format.

Before you bid:

  • Read through the instructions on this page to understand how to bid
  • Shipping is flat rate as shown for domestic. International postage will be calculated and invoiced.
  • Be aware of when the auction closes and be accessible by email: Today’s auction is live as soon as the item is listed beneath the BID HERE comment. It soft-closes at 8 pm CST Sunday evening.
  • Bookmark the auction post

After you bid:

Keep an eye out for an email with your payment instructions and please pay by Tuesday evening at 6 pm.  Pay promptly so I can ship promptly as soon as possible and only in one trip to the post office.  If you don’t pay, that holds up other packages and fellow bidders have to wait to get their items.

Shipping charges to mail will be added to each order and listed.  If it costs more than that, no worries.  I’ll absorb the rest of the cost.

#1-   Beautiful Appliqued Quilt Top + $8 postage
This top was sent by a blog reader.  I’ve debated what to do with it.  I finally decided adding it to the auction and having it raise money for the fund would be the best option.  Only another quilter can truly love this top as it was meant to be loved.

The top is beautifully appliqued and is 75″ x 75″.

#2-   Beautiful Appliqued Quilt Top with WOOL applique + $8 postage
This top was sent by the same blog reader as top #1.  It also is amazing.  This one has wool flowers appliqued to it.  So pretty.

The top is beautifully appliqued and is 66″ x 66″.

#3-   Vintage Quilt Top  + $8 postage
This top is machine stitched using those great vintage colors.  In good shape considering the age of the top.  I didn’t notice stains or discoloration.

#4-   Vintage String pieced by Hand Quilt Blocks  + $8 postage
These were sent by a blog reader.  There are fifty-four 8″ blocks.
See the note on the Ziplock bag.

#5-   Vintage Fan Quilt  + $8 postage
This was donated by a blog reader.  The top is hand-pieced. It measures 65″ x 65″.  The top needs a good ironing.

#6-   Star Quilt Top  + $8 postage
This was donated by a blog reader.  It measures 70″ x 79″.

Notice the stain.

#7-    Vinatage STAR Quilt Blocks + $8 postage

This was donated by a blog reader.  There are 4 blocks that measure 25 x 25.  There are scraps and other star blocks included in this lot.

#8-    Black and White Vintage Blocks + $5 postage
This was donated by a blog reader.  There are 9 hand-pieced blocks.  These would be fun to disassemble and make a pattern from.  I love the design idea.

The Cresco Ladies wanted to help with raising some money as they have been recipients of quilt batting that was purchased through the fund.  They made, finished, and donated the next three quilts.

#9-   Reproduction prints Triangle Quilt Top  + $8 postage
Donated by the Cresco Ladies.  This lovely quilt measures 40″ x 52″.

I love the interest the cute little four patches make.

#10-  Deer Themed FLANNEL Quilt   + $8 postage
Donated by the Cresco Ladies.  This FLANNEL quilt measures 51″ x 61″.  It’s super soft as it is flannel on the front and back.

If you have a hunter or wildlife lover in your family, this is the perfect gift idea.

#11-  Floral Quilt  + $8 postage
Donated by the Cresco Ladies.  This floral quilt measures 43″ x 53″.

#12-    Needlepoint Kit for Chair + $10 postage
This was donated by a blog reader.  There is a kit to do the needlepoint for this chair.  I know nothing about needlepoint so I really can’t tell you more.

Fabric and threads are included.

#13-  Set of 6 Embroidered Blocks   + $5 postage
This was donated by a blog reader.  There are 6 blocks in the lot.

Please note that all the blues in the outer edge are not the same but do complement each other nicely.  The blocks are 17 1/2 x 17 1/2.

#14-    Moose Wall Hanging Kit + $5 postage
This was donated by a blog reader.  Fabric and pattern is here to make this cute 24″ x 35″ Wall Hanging.
Here is a close of the wall hanging.  Perfect for a cabin owner or man cave.

#15-    Vintage Fabric Scrap Bag + $5 postage
This was donated by a blog reader.  What you see is what you get.  It’s all vintage scraps.  The white background piece in the lower corner has a hem in it but the fabric is useable.  There is almost a yard in that piece.  Perfect for using to repair a vintage quilt.

#16-    Funky Vintage Quilt Top + $5 postage
This was donated by a blog reader.  This is a FUNKY thing.  It’s is 53″ x 70″.  Totally fun and funky with butterflies flying up through the center.

#17-   Vintage Basket Blocks  + $8 postage

This was donated by a blog reader.  These are my favorite vintage item in the auction.  They are just adorable.
The blocks are all hand-stitched.  It seems that the plan was to use a solid fabric for the back and make the baskets in fun prints.

Some are sewn together in rows.  I think this is so cute and am so tempted to make a basket block quilt just like this.  How fun!!

That’s the listing of items for this time around.  I have some more things here ready for another auction if you didn’t see anything that tempted you this time…I have lots of vintage sewing machine attachments so if you need those, let me know and I’ll make sure to get some in the next auction.

If you have questions, please ask in the comments and I will get to them so everyone can see the answers.

PLEASE scroll back to the top and read the instructions about bidding before you bid.  ALL BIDS MUST BE PUT IN THE COMMENT SECTION OF THIS POST.

Thanks so much for bidding.

114 thoughts on “Auction Day…Your turn to BID!!”

      1. #1 applique quilt top $280.
        I don’t see my prior bids in the reply section. I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong.

    1. Hi Leslie. Feel free to come and iron for me. I give as much time as I can to this project and just don’t have more to give. Just to write the auction post as is, it takes me about three hours. Coordinating things after the sale like packaging and getting things to the post office will likely take another two. I do the best I can…

      1. Loretta Daniels

        The tops will get wrinkled when they are folded and shipped. As a long armer I end up spraying the tops with a wrinkle release product and then pressing them again .

        Jo Thank you for all you do to brighten people’s lives . The community quilt project has enriched so many lives !

      2. I never cease to be amazed at all that you accomplish Jo! My energy level isn’t all that great but I remind myself that whatever I am able to contribute is that much more that someone else doesn’t have to do. I get so much pleasure from being able to do something good for the benefit of others as I’m sure you do. I am inspired by you and your readers on a regular basis. It really warms my heart to be even a small part of such a caring community of quilters. :)

      3. Good reply about ironing. I’ve tried to bid on item number one, appliqued quilt, three times but my bid does not show up. I am not sure what I’m doing wrong. I hit reply to the person with the highest bid but my reply has not shown. I thought maybe it’s because there are 10 comments under Kayla’s first comment. So I went back to Kayla’s first comment and hit reply to her post and my bid still does not show up in the reply sections. Any comments of assistance would be appreciated.

        1. Lisa, I see your bids under item #1. I think sometimes it might take a few minutes before they show up on the blog. You are doing it correctly! Good luck!




    1. I WOULD LIKE TO OFFER: 3/25/22 10:00 PM



      THANK YOU!

  2. For batting for the finishers, would it be easier to either send it directly to them from a store OR send them a gift card for JoAnns or the like. A lot less postage.

      1. I sent batting to June Tibbetts in TX, she is on your list. I got it from connecting threads when it was on sale.

  3. Jo, watch your postage costs. In January shipping rates went up at the post office. I don’t think $8 is enough. Just wanted to make sure you knew this. Good luck with the auction.

  4. I think a number of bidders need to go back and read the directions. Your bids do not count if they are not UNDER the item #.

    1. I didn’t count as it’s not all in the account yet. Believe it or not, I’ve had people not pay or decide they don’t want something. $300 of it just left the account to cover the postage to get packages to Quilted Twins for Ukraine. I have one person that needs a roll of batting so that’s another $120 out. It might seem to some like it’s easy in but it’s an easy out too.

    1. Hi Holly. I take the next bid when that happens. A lot of things happen with the blog that I just take care of and don’t share on the blog. It’s just part of being a blogger.

  5. Bid on #2 applique top with wool applique–Practise Bid

    Practise Bid—#2 Applique top with wool applique $20 plus postage

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