A week ago I was really busy quilting, but it wasn't for me. I was working on two quilts for my school's fund raising auction.
Unfortunately, I did not get very many pictures of the first quilt. This one is from my during-the-day classroom, with a kite theme. I worked on this one with the other two teachers in my classroom, and the children helped sew the buttons onto their individual kites.
The second quilt is from my After School program. This is using the same idea as the quilt I did last year, but this time I cut out the shapes because the younger children are not as adept with the scissors yet. Even so, the children exceeded my expectations on what they created.
Two days before the auction, we hung up the quilt outside so we all could admire it. The children set up chairs right in front of the quilt, and spent quite a bit of time just looking at it.
The quilts ended up raising over a thousand dollars for the school! The After School quilt ended up being in a bidding war, and they had to go to a second sheet of paper for the silent auction bidding. I was so excited. I think it's so wonderful that something I love to do ends up being so valuable to the place I work. Yay.