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6.17.2009

Freedom Friends Church Quilt Auction



Name of Quilt: Everything But the Kitchen Sink
Pieced by Evelyn Kenagy
Hand Quilted by the Albany Oregon Mennonite Church Women
Size: 92" x 103

This heirloom quality quilt has been donated to Freedom Friends Church to sell for the benefit of the church.

It is Queen sized and was made in 2008.

It includes both a nine-patch and a star pattern; it has a pieced border and a matching binding. The colored fabrics are reproductions of antique patterns. The hand quilting is an intricate varied pattern and is remarkably even and tight. There are hundreds and hundreds of hours of loving women's work in this quilt.

This heirloom quality quilt would make a fabulous wedding or graduation present, or a nice addition to a serious quilt collection.

The quilt is valued conservatively at $800.00

More pictures available at church website and even more by e-mail

Auction Rules:

Make a bid by e-mail at info@freedomfriends.org. Include with your bid your full name, address and a contact phone number.

We will post the opening bid here when we have one. We will post the current bid on a regular basis.

The bidding will stay open for the summer, or until the Ministry and Oversight Committee of FFC decides to end it. We reserve the right to reject any bid, or to withdraw the quilt from sale if Ministry and Oversight feels that the value of the quilt is not being reflected in the bids.


Friends of Freedom Friends are kindly asked to link to this post - thanks
Comments:
Hi Peggy, I've been following your blog for a while now at the recommendation of Wess Daniels, but I don't think I've commented before.

This is a GORGEOUS quilt. I hope your quilters are happy with their project, because they have done an exquisite job.

I'm no expert, but I have been actively quilting for 12 years now and I'm a little concerned with how low it's been valued at. You might want to have it looked at again by another evaluator because that seems more than conservative. I would expect a conservative number to be closer to $1,200 to $1,500 based on the size of the quilt, the number of pieces and the quality of the quilting (stitches per inch and intricacy of pattern). I'm suggesting this in order to drive the price up, but in order that it be properly valued for insurance purposes, etc. It truly is a work of household/living art
 
Hi Sonja,

This Quilt was not made by our ladies, but by the ladies of another church here in the valley.

By all mean, drive the price up!

By your estimation someone could buy this at 800, and sell it in another market and make a profit!

Seriously though, this is the price it should sell for here in the Willamette Valley. It is such a fine quilt that I have no doubt that with care it will appreciate in value over the years.
 
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