UFO Auction

UFO Auction is Coming Soon

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REMINDER – HELP NEEDED

The 2020 UFO Auction will be held at our Guild meeting on February 20th!  Call to Action to help make it FANTASTIC!

We are accepting donations and encourage you to take this opportunity to recycle your stash and make room for new projects!  Also, if you know any non-member quilters that would like to make fabric donations (perhaps they are moving?), please mention our auction to them.  We are available to meet people and/or come to your homes for pick ups. 

We would like donations of quilting cotton fabric, unfinished quilt projects, quilting supplies, embroidery, knitting, vintage sewing items and quilting books newer than 2015 (no magazines, please), and any other items you think would be of interest to your fellow quilters.

In addition to fabric pick up, donations will also be accepted at the Guild meeting on January 23rd by Liz Swan and Pattie Gregg.  And at this meeting, we will have a volunteer sign up sheet to assist us in sorting on Saturday, February 15th and Auction set up to begin a few hours before the event.

Thank you all in advance for your contribution to another successful auction! 

Stacey & Sue
Contact info:
Stacey Caruso staccaru@gmail.com or 978-914-3907
Sue Spinelli Susan@spinelli.us or 978-869-3632

2020 UFO Auction

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The 2020 UFO Auction will be held at our Guild meeting on February 20th!  Call to Action to help make it FANTASTIC!


We have started accepting donations and encourage you to take this opportunity to recycle your stash and make room for new projects!  Also, if you know any non-member quilters that would like to make fabric donations (perhaps they are moving?), please mention our auction to them.  We are available to meet people and/or come to your homes for pick ups.

We would like donations of quilting cotton fabric, unfinished quilt projects, quilting supplies, embroidery, knitting, vintage sewing items and quilting books newer than 2015 (no magazines, please), and any other items you think would be of interest to your fellow quilters.

Donations will also be accepted at the Guild meeting on January 23rd.  At this meeting, we will have a volunteer sign up sheet to assist us in sorting on Saturday, February 15th and Auction set up to begin a few hours before the event.

Thank you all in advance for your contribution to another successful auction!

Stacey & Sue

UFO Success

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Congratulations to Stacey Caruso, Sue Spinelli, the committee members and all the volunteers for a successful UFO Auction.  There were lots of donated items to be had.  Members and guests were bidding often and generously.  The final numbers are not in yet, but the preliminary numbers appear to be very good.  We will have the final numbers at the March meeting.  I hope everyone had an opportunity to purchase a new treasure.  I know I did!  Thanks, again, to the entire UFO Auction team on a job very well done!

 

Liz Swan, President

Successful UFO Auction!

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Thanks to Ildi Tary and her helpers, over $2000 was netted at the UFO auction this year. It appears to be a record for the books!

Ildi will pass the excess “treasures” along to Angie Cyr for the White Elephant Table at the Quilt Show- so watch for the bargains.

Unfinished Fabric Obsessions-UFO Auction

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Lyn Grenier writes:

One month after joining the Guild, 5 years ago, I found myself caught up in the bidding frenzy that occurs every February at the UFO auction. Lots of cool, gotta-have-it stuff!!! YES, good stuff. One particular item beckoned me….a huge box filled with solid colored, polyester and cotton, twill weight fabric; EVERY color of the rainbow, but mainly BRIGHTS! Just Gorgeous I think, no one will want them, its polyester! Being inexperienced, I failed to recognize the gusto, the fevered pitch, the determination of MVQ quilters and I quickly lost the bidding war. I suffered massive bidder remorse, depression, and then was obsessed about my loss. I approached the “winner” to ask to buy her out…..and luck was with me as she quickly said “let’s split it”. And so began the next journey of this FABULOUS fabric which has been sitting in my sewing room since that day, five years ago. Stop me if this story sounds familar.

We all know, you can never have enough fabric, so when inspiration struck this summer …I was READY! I attacked those polyester and cotton textiles with a vengeance. I made: 2 personalized “coloring book” tote bags for the great nephews birthdays, they held all of their gifts and goodies; 16 tote bags to hold personal care items for a battered woman’s shelter (a few great accent fabrics added more pizzazz); 2 larger tote bags for shopping green instead of choosing “paper or plastic”; 3 – 17″ Nancy Crow style pillows for the cabin of our sail boat, highly washable; 2 ditty bags to hold wallets, keys, cell phones and items we didn’t want to lose overboard; 2 large ditty bags for containing spare oak mast wedges and a collection of miscellaneous engine parts; and 4 “superperson” capes for the same 2 great nephews and their super friends.

Phew, I’m done, $5 well spent, and a terrific bargain among many great UFO bargains! While sharing this story I just realized, there are bits and pieces of fabric remaining…..absolutely TOO good to toss….Perhaps my chocolate labrador would like a new dog bed! So I’m back to stitching like mad and thinking maybe the rest of this FABULOUS fabric will show up at this years UFO auction on February 18th ….you know, it is possible. ——————————————————————————–