Monday, February 22, 2010

Tomorrow’s the big day!

It’s almost time for the last ToteTuesday online auction to benefit the American Cancer Society! You can see everything that is going up for auction on Virginia Spiegel’s blog today. Bidding opens Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 11 a.m. CST, and closes at 2:00 p.m. You can find out the opening bids at 10:50 a.m. CST.

ToteTuesday 1, 2 and 3 raised $9,004; Virginia’s goal is to raise $13,000 total. She’s already raised $190,000 for ACS in the past few years through Fiberart for a Cause, an accomplishment that ranks her among the top individual fundraisers in the U.S.

My little Pink Rose quilt, made to honor my mother, a breast cancer survivor, is part of this auction.

NOTE: I’m pleased as punch that this little quilt sold, four minutes after the auction started, for $350, more than the “Go for the Gold” bid of $300. The bidding was started at $99. And even more pleased that it went to a fellow artist, and art collector, Tomme Fent. Virginia Spiegel has now raised more than $205,000 to ACS since 2005. And wow… all of that money came from donations of fiber art!