Mennonite relief auction quilts

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http://www.nhmrs.com/quilts_archive_2008.html My sister is spending a
few days with her son (new owner of the yellow table runner!) - she
told me that they had spent yesterday at the Mennonite relief fund
sale and auction.  The link shows only a small segment of the quilts
that were on display - she guessed that there must have been 1000's of
them!!  They had watched the auction for a while and thought that a
winning bid of $1400 on one quilt was for a large queensized one - in
fact, it turned out to be a wallhanging:  #90 "Going Home" -  needless
to say, they enjoyed the food and atmosphere (long lines for sausages
on buns).
Enjoy the show, jennellh

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Our Mennonite sale was this weekend too.  This was the first year is quite
some time that I didn't go out to see the quilts.  They are rather
disappointing for the most part, but worth a peek.  The auctioneers are the
best part.  And the food.  Darn...I'm sorry I missed it!

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You can make plans for the last Friday and Saturday of 2009 for the
next one!  jennellh

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What a beautiful collection of quilts.  Thanks Jenn.

And, what a great method of showing them - having the 'close' on each
made it so much quicker than usual - marvellous.
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Did you 'find' the hidden NEXT button?  It is up in the top right hand
side of the window so the 'close' only has to be used at the end -
this made the enlarged viewing of all the quilts very easy.  jennellh

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Of course not!
I never find anything that would make 'life' easier >g<  I don't even
think that there might *be* something like that!

(On a very early school report the teacher wrote 'if there is a
difficult way to do something, Patricia will find it'!)
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I admit that I only found it myself because the mouse rolled off by
itself!  The new UK textile/quilt museum in York opening this week is
situated in the neighbourhood where I grew up - walking distance from
the site of my house (which is now a school playing field) - I've been
interested to read the items that they have available so far - do you
think that you will ever get there?  jennellh

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I might well go, now that my day of liberation is coming up >gg<.
Actually, I might suggest that my quilt group would like to go as an
'outing' - then I wouldn't have to drive.
How lovely to have grown up in York - such a beautiful city.
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Thank you for the link, Jennell. I enjoyed the display. My favorite is
number 75, Sunshine and Shadow. It is a unique presentation of simple
squares.

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The blocks in this one would be good to use in a colour experiment.
jennellh

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OOH!  I liked #93 the best!

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Did you notice how the border spikes were made on #93?  jennellh

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