The plight of the people of Ukraine has been heavy on my heart these past few weeks. Since I've been (hopefully temporarily) unable to do any kind of quilting tasks due to extreme joint inflammation in my thumbs and wrists, it seemed like a good time to weed out some hand quilting books and offer them to you, along with a quilt I hopefully began several years ago but which I will never be able to complete given my thumb joint issues.
My plan is to donate the proceeds from this sale to Quilted Twins who are so generously forwarding 100% of all donations directly to Poland where they are used to purchase much needed items directly for both refugees currently in that country as well as being sent across the border into Ukraine. You can read more about their efforts via Becky's blog here.
First, the books. My plan is to ship all books via priority mail. If you purchase multiple books I will combine the shipping costs to try to give you the best rate. Shipping is only within the continental United States for all items.
The price of each book is a $10.00 donation plus shipping cost. I will accept a check or money order. Please leave a comment letting me know which book(s) you would like. If you're not a regular commenter, be sure to include your email address in your comment so that I have a way to contact you!
Next is the quilt I am selling. I purchased the vintage top online several years ago intending to hand quilt it for donation to our local church camp benefit auction. The quilt measures 113" x 91" and is in excellent condition. The top was completed by an Ohio Mennonite quilter and was sold at her estate auction. It is marked for quilting including the borders and sashings! I added batting and backing fabric, and it is pinned and ready for the quilting to be completed. I started the quilting in one block as shown. Along with the quilt you will receive 7 spools of Presencia No. 8 thread purchased for the leaves around the 12 hand-appliqued/embroidered blocks. Also included will be the provenance I received from the online seller.
Asking $100 plus shipping for this amazing quilt-in-progress. Please note that shipping within the continental United States will be expensive for this item due to the oversize box needed to accommodate the bulkiness. I hesitate to try using a vacuum-shrink type bag for this since it is pinned and I'd hate to risk any rips occurring. Best-guess estimate for shipping via the postal service is between $25-65.00 depending on your location, UPS is even higher. If you live within driving distance from my location in western NY, I'll be happy to arrange local pickup.
QUILT IS NOW SOLD!