Monday, October 25, 2010

Alliance for American Quilts "New From Old" Auction


Genealogy and quilting seem to go hand-in-hand, so I wanted to share the following press release that I received this morning.

"New from Old" Auction Begins Tonight on eBay!

Don't miss our biggest annual fundraiser--an eBay auction of 16" x 16" quilts. Week one begins Monday, Oct. 25 at 9 pm Eastern. View all the quilts and bidding info here.

"New from Old" contest quilts--118 in all--will be auctioned this year in four 1-week groups, running through December 6. Please note: if you search anytime before or after the auction dates/times on eBay.com, the quilts will not be viewable. See all of the auction dates here.

All quilts start at $50 and most will sell for under $100. Don't miss this chance to invest in a beautiful quilt and an important organization. The AAQ uses funds from the annual auction to coordinate projects that document, preserve and share the rich history of quilts and quiltmakers.

Please direct your questions and inquiries to information@quiltalliance.org or visit the Alliance for American Quilts.

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This is not related to the above article, but if you enjoy quilting, genealogy, and how the two go together, you should really check out Genea-Quilters. Contact one of the contributors on that site if you have a quilt story or something to share.

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Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with the Alliance for American Quilts, and did not/will not receive compensation for publishing this information. I receive their email newsletter and I like quilts. Period.

Copyright © by Elizabeth O'Neal

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2 comments:

Margel said...

Wow! Thank you for the great information about the Genea-Quilters. I have long loved quilting, and even have a scan of a quilt made by my gr. grandmother as the heading for my blog. I never knew there was a group that combined two of my great passions. Now, is there a knitting genealogy group?

Margel

Elizabeth O'Neal said...

I'm so glad you found the post useful, Margel. Genea-Quilters is a relatively new blog, founded by DearMYRTLE and Gena Ortega when it was discovered that so many genealogists were also avid quilters. If you've got a quilting story to tell or photos to share, I'm sure they'd love to publish it/them!

P.S. I heard about your blog on DARlings - it was very highly recommended by one of the members!