Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Berkhamsted #3

This little piece was inspired by a photo I took during a summer visit to my cousin, who lives in the picturesque town of Berkhamsted, just northwest of London. The town has a lively High Street, castle ruins,  pubs, and a canal that is home to swans and an assortment of charming canal boats: all the essentials of the perfect English village.

Berkhamsted #3
The tiny quilt measures 6" x 8", but it was matted to a 4.5" x 6.5" size when it appeared at the Spotlight Auction.

The festive fundraising event was part of the Studio Art Quilt Associates conference, recently held in Alexandria, Virginia. About 65 donated gems were laid out on tables for the silent auction, and bidding was heated.

I was thrilled that Elizabeth Bamberger of Oregon was willing to donate $425 to acquire Berkhamsted #3, making it one of the top sellers at the fun event, which raised over $10,000. I had lots of very positive comments about the work. All in all, a most worthwhile effort.

1 comment:

Maggi said...

Congratulations on achieving such a high bid. it is a piece worthy of the price paid.