Saturday, May 28, 2011
The Saddle Up has come and gone.
This was probably my favorite of the four. I called it "Bandana Stars", and it was made from leftover bandana fabrics from previous years' quilts. Daughter Pat was the lucky winner of this one.
This quilt was done with appliqued embroidery blocks. I used them for the center of churn dash blocks. Three of my grandkids wanted this quilt, but Izzy was the lucky winner.
This John Deere was also made from fabrics that were left over from previous years. And grandson, Bubby was the winner of this quilt.
This quilt was made from a pattern called Prairie Sweets. I loved this quilt, as did Daughter Mary. She told every one that came to purchase tickets that this quilt was rumored to "fall apart when it was washed". I told them it wasn't true - that she just wanted to win this quilt. And, she did.
Before you think that the raffle was rigged, you should know that my kids each take $50.00 worth of tickets. No one else spends that much on the quilt raffle, and so it's no wonder that they win.
There were two other quilts that I hadn't made, and all together the six quilts raised $382 for the kids at St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. It wasn't as much as previous years; but with the economy and price of gas, we were glad to make that. The total raised by the quilt raffle, the chinese auctions, and the riders contributions was over $18,000. Again, it wasn't as much as previous years, but we are grateful to have made that much.
It's a wonderful day. Texas Roadhouse provides lunch and dinner for the riders and volunteers. Today, the weather was wonderful -- warm, sunny, and breezy. It's a family day - my family, George's family, the Youngs (another neighbor family) and the Hoyles (still another neighborhood family). It's a wonderful day for a great cause. And it's over for another year.