This is the music strippie quilt I made for my son's Christmas concert and silent auction. I wasn't sure I would get it finished in time. I had all of the CASA quilts to get done and the migraines to deal with. Well, I got it bound and done and took it to the concert last night. I put the starting bid as $5. I figured it would go for about $25 and I could buy it back and give it to my friend who is moving to Alaska next week. Her husband is in the military and plays the piano for the band. They travel all over the world and play for the troops. Not a bad military job. He gets to be safe and to entertain the military too.
Well, it was a very hot item in the silent auction. I couldn't believe it sold for $60! When my husband got to the concert he saw the price and said that I should make another one for the person buying it or I should run home and make a couple more to put on the table! He couldn't decide if the person was getting a great deal or spending too much money.
I felt a little guilty because I know how easy these are to make. And I felt a little sad when the lady came up to pay for the quilt. But, then she handed the quilt to her husband and he rolled it up and tucked it under his arm and I knew it would be safe. They walked around proudly and their daughter was tickled they won the quilt! My husband was sitting at the table when people came by and said all of the girls made a big fuss over the quilt. The boys just walked past and looked at it :) I've never sold a quilt before.
The money goes into my son's band account to help pay for all of his band expenses. He is in symphonic band and marching band and jazz band and drumline. He is also going to a band camp for State honor band we think in February and just found out that he made 1st trombone, 1st chair for NorthBay Honor band. All of these things add up to be very expensive! You want your child to be successful until you see the price tag associated with it :) Just kidding. He's worth it.
He was so cute yesterday too. He is the drum major and had to give a speech last night because my friend is the band booster president. Last night was her final night as booster president and my son gave her a card and thanked her for her service these past 2 years. He got up there and had such a deep voice. He used big words and sounded like a man! He didn't write a speech before he started talking and was saying some pretty funny things. He made me very proud!