Monday, September 19, 2011

We have a winner!

Doesn't Connie B. look happy? She should! She just won the quilt that was donated by Randy at Barrister's Block for my daughter's "Running for Ben" fundraiser . You can read about the fundraiser here (look for the Chinese Coins quilt near the end of the post), and the donated quilt here. Randy, she wanted you to know that the quilt was going to someone who understands and appreciates the work that goes into making a beautiful quilt like this.
My eight-year-old grandson was so taken with the quilt that he even entered with his own money to try and win it.
The quilt helped us raise over a thousand dollars at our booth at the Top of Utah Marathon this past weekend. Thank you, Randy. It really made a difference! It has also made me want to be more productive so that I will have quilts on hand, ready for good causes. What a great reason to make more quilts!
Until next time, from the little mountain valley where the sagebrush grows,
Janet O.

15 comments:

  1. Congratulations to Connie B! Job well done, all around. It's always a happy scenario when the quilt winner is a quilt lover, too! :)

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  2. Way to go on the fundraiser!!! Congratulations to Connie B!!! Looks like you had a great weekend. I'll catch you up on my stuff later!

    Blessings

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  3. great fundraiser! You had a busy week-end too.

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  4. Congratulations to Connie B for winning that lovely quilt... and to you all for such a successful fundraiser!

    Your 8yo grandson has great taste in quilts!

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  5. What a great fundraiser! A super quilt and a happy new owner!!

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  6. Congrats to all! That quilt is even more beautiful out in the light of day. You have a good point about having quilts on hand for a good cause. Does Running for Ben have a website?

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  7. Great job on the fundraiser. Your quilt winner sure does look happy, and it is nice to know that she knows the work that goes into a quilt. I agree with you. I would like to be more organized so if the need presents itself, I have a quilt all finished and ready to send off for donation.

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  8. Yes that looks like a pretty happy face!

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  9. How exciting! I think it is so nice that she donated that quilt for such a great cause. It is beautiful.
    Kristie

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  10. what a great gift (and prize) for such a worthy cause....

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  11. Thanks for sharing the winner's happy face holding the quilt! It looks great in her hands! I'm really excited that you were able to raise so much money. CONGRATS!!

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  12. Fantastic! Great to see the winner happy with her prize, I would be.

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  13. An all round good story. Congratulations to all concerned. I hope your grandson gets treatment that will make life easier for him and his family.

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  14. I'd love to be entered for the scrappy quilt book. My favorite of the one's you pictured would be Crow's NEst. Thanks for the chance.

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  15. What a beautiful, generous donation by Randy. I'm happy the fundraiser was successful and can someday make life easier for little Ben and his family.

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