Back in July 2013 my Mom (Anne H) made a block for a quilt that would be sold at the Mennonite Relief Auction in May 2015. This is the block my Mom made. You can read more about it here.
Renske Helmuth collected the quilted blocks and assembled them into an unbelievable quilt that is called Threads of Africa. Any of you who have participated in a block swap will know that putting together blocks made by different quilt makers is no small feat! In any event Renske did an amazing job and this is the finished quilt. Renske received enough blocks to make a second quilt but unfortunately I don't have a picture of it. My Mom has two blocks in the second quilt.
Threads of Africa has been touring around Canada and last weekend it went up for auction. I hope you are sitting down when I tell you how much money it raised.....a whopping $42,000! It was purchased by Lens Mills. The quilt will be on display at each Lens Mills store and I am hoping that we will be able to take Mom to see the quilt (she has never seen it in person)!
I've been busy working on three quilt tops. Birds in the Loft is now a quilt top but I have to find a place big enough to hang it for picture taking. I also added a borders to Lozagons and Value Proposition. I'll take pictures and share what I've done very soon!
Until I post again, happy sewing!