November 27, 2009

New Moon Quilt: Charity Auction

Our beautiful New Moon quilt was donated to the TwilightMOMS New Moon Movie Premiere Event in Utah on November 19th and 20th. It was part of a charity silent auction. We are pleased to announce the the quilt sold for $850.00, all of which was donated to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, the official TwilightMOMs charity. The quilt is pictured here with Laura, one of the charity coordinators and the winner of the quilt. Attendees at the event were able to bid in person and those unable to make it out to Utah were able to bid on-line. Volunteers kept the bidding current on-line and at the event so that there was no confusion of the last highest bid for all the bidders. By the end of the night on the 19th, bidding was up to $550 for the quilt. The 20th was a quiet day for bidding, but an on-line bid at the in the last few minutes prompted Laura to action in the last seconds, with the winning bid of $850.

In addition to our quilt, there were several other items up for auction. The combined total of the action final prices was approximately $1900, all donated to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.

The Silent Auction table at the New Moon Event where we also displayed the Stephenie Meyer quilt.

The Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation donation station, where Twilight themed wristbands were available for purchase for $3 each. The proceeds went to Alex's Lemonade Stand.

Event attendees getting their wristbands.

Some of the charity auction items; a Peter Facinelli autographed photo, a Wolf Pack Gift Basket, a Twilight Gift Basket, and a movie date with the Event's Edward look-alike.

More auction items; a Twilight themed gift basket, a Cullen Themed gift basket, a ball cap embroidered with the movie filming date and location signed by Edi Gathegi and a pair of Chuck Taylor Converse shoes. The shoes pictured are Voluri themed, but the winner of the auction was to receive a pair in their size and painted by Punk Your Chucks. They sold for $300.

Another view of the New Moon quilt. Elizabeth volunteered at the silent auction table all day on the 19th and for the last two hours of the auction on the 20th. Both those who were bidding and those who just stopped by to look had so many positive compliments for our quilt. It was fun to stand by anonymously and hear what they had to say about our handiwork.

Pictured here are Elizabeth (L) and Joyce (R) next to the quilt. Joyce and her daughter Joan drove out to be at the event, the only members of our group other than Elizabeth who were able to make it to the Event.


whimsyfox said...

Yay, so glad Joyce could go too!!! Elizabeth, your hair looks adorable!


whimsyfox said...

Oh, and great writeup! Thanks for all the hard work. You're the best E.