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$900 towards Japan Relief Efforts!

I wanted to say a big THANK YOU to all that participated and supported my mini auction. Even if you didn’t bid, thank you for reading and spreading the word – it means a lot! I am so happy that this auction was a success, and that it’s going towards such an important cause. You all are the best!

Congratulations to Rebecca from beautiful Hawaii (I’m a tad jealous of the quilt ;)! I will be contacting you shortly via email to arrange shipping and donation details. And I have great news…thanks to my generous in-laws, Rebecca’s donation is being matched by them. And then on top of that, the company I work for will double that total! So the total donation going toward Japan Relief Efforts comes out to $900! Thank you everyone!

On a different note, because of the auction I haven’t blogged in a while so here are a few updates:

I received my latest batch of fabric from Moda! The above collection is called Strawberry Fields by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda. If you liked the Quilt for Japan design, my next Moda Bakeshop tutorial will be on how to make that quilt. It’s a really simple pattern that applies the ‘stack and whack’ method so there’s no measuring involved – just stack, cut and sew!

As it only requires one layer cake pack to make the quilt top, I will also be hosting another fabric giveaway along with the MBS post, so please stay tuned if you’re interested. 🙂

I’ve been spending so much money on batting that I finally bought myself a jumbo roll. I had to have my husband carry it up to my sewing room. This is Warm and White batting – it’s one of my favorites because it quilts well and it doesn’t shrink as much . My other favorite batting is called Soft and Bright. If you have any questions, please leave a comment and I’d be more than happy to answer.

Lastly, some of you asked if my faithful furrball, Paige, kept me company as I stayed up until 2 am working on the Quilt for Japan last weekend. She sure did!

Happy Quilting!

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Quilt Auction! Proceeds go towards Japan relief efforts

This auction has ended.

As mentioned in my previous post, I am auctioning this quilt and all proceeds will go towards relief efforts in Japan. I will ship this quilt to the highest bidder, and your donation will be matched 100% by the company I work for. To make a bid, please leave a comment to this post with your donation amount and a way for me to contact you*. This auction will end on Friday, March 25th at midnight. Donation will be accepted through Paypal (they accept all major credit cards).

Donations will go towards Direct Relief International, International Medical Corps, or UNICEF. If you choose not to participate in this auction, you can click the links above to find alternative ways to donate.

“On March 11 a massive 9.0 earthquake hit northern Japan. The earthquake, one of the largest in the country’s history, triggered a 23-foot tsunami that battered Japan’s coast, killing thousands and sweeping away cars, homes, buildings, and boats.” – Amgen Foundation Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Relief Program

My mission over the weekend was to finish this quilt so I can auction it off today. Mission accomplished! You can see the making of this quilt on my Quilting in the Rain Facebook page (link to the right).

I’ve never done an auction like this, so I’m crossing my fingers that this will be successful. 🙂 And don’t forget that the highest bidder’s donation will be matched 100%! Thanks in advance to those who participate…every bit helps!

*If you do not feel comfortable leaving your email address in your comment, please send it to me via email at quiltingintherain@gmail.com so I know how to contact you. Also be sure that I know which bid is yours!


Tutorial here: http://www.modabakeshop.com/2011/05/strawberry-fields-forever-quilt.html#more

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