Today is the last day to bid for my Owls of Comfort quilt. The auction will end at 12 midnight my australian time (QLD-AEST). If i'd thought about it i would have had a much more civilised end time of 9pm, hey ho too late now. So the winner of the auction will be the person with the highest bid before 12MN. I will use the Blogger time stamp to determine the winner- it's a work day tomorrow and I need my (anti-grumpy) sleep.
If you have been sucessful I will send you an email, and we will take it from there. Please make sure that I have a way of contacting you! Email address or a viewable Blogger profile. If i have not made contact with the winner and received proof of payment within 7 days I will contact the next highest bidder.
The images of the floods are incredible. I drove out the Lockyer valley this weekend to visit friends (and do some sewing), the width of the Lockyer creek was huge, a usually small creek had river sides that were the size of a medium river- now with much much less water in it. Recovery will take a long time and lots of effort. The nearmap's of Brisbane are incredible. Nearmaps don't show the extent of flooding in Country Qeensland, and so many smaller towns have been affected for far longer than the flood in the capital city. So dig deep - your donation is tax decductable if you live in Australia (as goes directly to Premier Flood Relief appeal), and you get a gorgeous item too.
I am blown away by the auction thatToni, has organised. There are sooooo many different craft items up for auction, and so many people prepared to bid for them. I think that the amount of community support that the floods have produced is simply amazing, the good nature and generosity of so many people just shines. Whether in physically clearing mud, baking food for those cleaning or being the person that sits and listens to the families tales- I am very proud to live in such a great place.
If you haven't had a look at the items up for auction - please do so- if you can't afford to bid, then many people are running a raffle for their item. It might be a good chance to win some amazing hand crafted projects.
Quiltitis members all live in Queensland, and the events of the last 3 weeks will be remembered for years to come. Thankfully none of us were seriously affected by the floods. I was stranded in a regional town in SE queensland on 2 occasions but this was only inconvienient. I was wonderfully looked after by Shelle and her family. The pictures of devastation in towns across the state are heartbreaking, hopefully this auction will help raise some funds for the disaster appeal and give comfort to others at the same time.
I will be adding a quilt to the auction, my "Owls of Comfort" which I quilted last year and finally finished over christmas.
It is a bright and cuddly quilt that would make a small throw for a single bed, a play mat for the floor or simply used to snuggle under on a cool night on the sofa.
It is 47" (120cm) square. It is flannel cotton, with a dark grey tone on tone flannel cotton backing. The wadding is 100% cotton. It is fully machine washable. It has been very simply quilted by stitching in the ditch.
It has been sewn in a 100% smoke free home and the fabrics have not been pre-washed.
How this auction works: (Thanks to Toni Tonifor these details) 1. Bidding will start at $50 (Australian). 2. You can place a bid by leaving a comment on this blog post with your bid amount and email address. Please make sure that your bid is higher than the previous bidder. 3. Your bid must be in whole dollar increments. 4. This auction is open to everyone, however $20 will be charged for International addresses. Postage is FREE for Australian residents. 5. The auction begins NOW and will END at midnight on Monday 24th January 2011. (my Australian time) 6. At the close of the auction, I will contact the winner (please make sure your bid comment includes your email address). The winner will pay the winning amount directly into the Premier's Flood Relief Appeal and send me proof of payment via email. Once proof of payment has been received, I will post your quilt. 7. Thank you for participating and happy bidding!