I had offered to volunteer on Friday if they needed extra help getting things ready. A group of us loaded up an enclosed trailer with the 426 quilts that were donated for the live auction. It's amazing how much you can fit into one trailer. In addition to the quilts, there were a few specialty items donated such as a cedar chest, bug house, doll house and some beautiful walnut quilt ladders.
One of the programs at the camp is ranch camp where the kids get to ride horses. There were about 30 horses in the barn along with two small goats and a calf. The goats were so cute. They put them on a leash just like a dog.
The highest bid this year was $1600. This beautiful Nordic style quilt went for $1400. In previous years, some quilts had gone for tens of thousands. They had another huge auction this summer of two barns full of antique tractors that had been donated to the program. That event raised about $120,000. Maybe people were just donated out by the time the quilt auction came around.
In addition to making quilts for donation, I also made Korey a special quilt for his birthday this year. He and Cathryn are huge Disney fans, and he had asked me if I could make him a Mickey quilt. He wanted it to long enough to completely cover up from head to toe. I definitely think I made it long enough! He seemed to be very happy with it.
I also dropped off my quilt donation for next year's auction. This was a star pattern I worked on with the quilter's group at Fortuna de Oro RV Resort in Yuma this past winter. Hopefully, it will get a good price next summer.
Cathryn has been wanting to make a t-shirt quilt with some shirts from her time in middle and high school. She had started on it, but needed a little help with figuring out sashing and sewing the blocks together. She and I worked on it for a few hours while I was there, and she got a good start on it. Now she should be able to finish up without much further help. Maybe a new quilter has been born!
Things at the campground continue to be pretty busy. Kevin and I enjoyed a round of golf this afternoon. Only about two months left, and we will be finishing up another summer season.
Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!