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ToteTuesday – Bonuses for the big finale on February 23

Logo by Jeanelle McCall

Perhaps I have been watching way too much of the Olympics, but the spirit of competition (for a good cause, of course) is upon me.  Let’s spice up the ToteTuesday with a bidding twist and some bonuses:

GOLD MEDAL ROUND TOTES: There will be four totes with no Go For The Gold bids. They will be in head-to-head competition to raise the most money for the ACS during the ToteTuesday finale. Check back here tomorrow for the link to the auction page with all the details.


1. Any patron with a winning bid of $350 or higher on one tote/artwork will receive four wonderful quilting books from FFAC’s Honorary Chair, Karey Bresenhan: Creative Quilting: The Journal Quilt Project; I Remember Mama: A Book of Love About Mothers, Daughters and Quilts; Celebrate Great Quilts!; and America From the Heart.

2. Every patron who wins a tote with a bid of $1000 or more may choose either one of my famous “never sold, only gifted” fabric bundles (The fabric bundles are hard to explain, but think of origami <kind of> with my own fabrics and specialty fibers wrapped and packaged in a way that makes some recipients say they don’t want to start unwrapping it at all) in the winner’s choice of colorway OR one of these artworks OR one collage ($75 or less) from Karen Stiehl Osborn’s Mixed Media Gallery.

3. If Art Cloth Extravaganza: A Dream Tote raises the most money during ToteTuesday 4, the generous artists of Art Cloth Studios will send the winner an additional $500 or more of art cloth.

4. Peggy Schroder will donate 10% of the winning bid (up to $1000) for the Think Pink tote to the American Cancer Society through Fiberart For a Cause.

5. If we raise a total of $15,000 from ToteTuesday, I will hold a drawing among all winning bidders from all the ToteTuesdays. The winner may choose one of these artworks OR one of my never sold, only gifted fabric bundles (description above).


02 2010

Putting the Tote in ToteTuesday

Logo by Jeanelle McCall

The big ToteTuesday finale will be this coming Tuesday, February 23.  Mini-previews of all the totes/artwork are here. A link to the ToteTuesday full auction preview will be posted here on my blog on Monday, February 22.

Below are a few of the snazzier totes for ToteTuesday.  Of course all these totes have themed contents as well :

Altered Cloth –  Discharged Tote sponsored by Sue Kelly. Tote created by Sue Kelly from her black and white discharged fabric and stitched with metallic thread.

Judy Murrah, International Quilt Festival’s Vice-President of Education and author of many books on special garments, like Jacket Jazz, donated the tote (shown in the center of the photo) for  the Fancy Ladies tote.  From Karey Bresenhan, tote sponsor, “The tote is as lush on the back as it is on the front – an embellisher’s dream tote.”

Laura Osbun’s gorgeous tote was custom-made for the theme of Journey By Water.  Forty-fifty batiks were collaged, sewn, and embellished in a wave pattern. Note the coordinating accessories, also by Laura.

Kathleen Murphy’s fancy paisley tote sparkles with Swarovski Crystals. Appropriately enough Kathleen donated this tote for the Glitterati tote sponsored by Peggy Schroder.


02 2010

ToteTuesday 4 – More of everything!

Logo by Jeanelle McCall

ToteTuesday 4 on February 23 is our big finale and, appropriately enough, we have MORE of everything you loved about ToteTuesday 1-3.

Themed totes:  Check.  There will be SIXTEEN up for bid.  Preview them all here with links on how to bid, etc.

Individual artwork:  Check.  There will be FIVE with two small artworks in one Celebrate Life! tote.

Need some examples of how BIG ToteTuesday 4 will be?

Art Cloth Extravaganza: A Dream Tote sponsored by Art Cloth Studios
Retail Value:  Over $450

To The Studio sponsored by Peggy Schroder
Retail value over $450 with Peggy still thinking about sneaking a few MORE things in.

The Wide World of Quilts 2 sponsored by Karey Bresenhan and the International Quilt Festival Team
Value:  Impossible to calculate as this tote is stuffed with art and fabric donated by artists from around the world PLUS Karey’s hand-selected items.

I Felt It! sponsored by Carol Myers who is “offering this tote in support of Teri Springer, my dear friend, who is on a healing path with breast cancer.”
Value of supporting Teri Springer and the American Cancer Society: Priceless


02 2010

ToteTuesday Opens at 11 a.m. CST Today!

Logo by Jeanelle McCall

Let the shopping begin!  Well, at 11 a.m. CST today.

Great line-up of 13 themed totes and  3 individual art work.  Everything one-of-a-kind.  It’s a fundraiser with 100% donated directly to the American Cancer Society.

What more could you ask for?   WELL, I refuse to list retail value for every tote, but perhaps the following three examples will give you an example of how generous sponsors/donors have been:

Learn Something Today tote (sponsored by Peggy Schroder) includes a gift certificate for a free class at Quilt University.  Its opening bid is less than 50% of retail. Also the Create Something New tote by Peggy has an Opening Bid of $135, less than 50% of retail.  Ditto the Fabric Art Collage tote with an opening bid of $87.

I know I don’t need to list the retail values of all the totes; you know that ALL the sponsors/donors for ToteTuesday have been VERY generous so YOU will be able to participate in this fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

Fire up that charge card and zip on over to the ToteTuesday auction webpage.  The preview is open now, opening bids/Go For The Gold bids posted at 10:50 a.m., and the shopping begins at 11 a.m. CST.


02 2010

ToteTuesday – Raises $1518 for the American Cancer Society today

Thank you generous donors and patrons.  We raised an amazing $1518!    See you next Tuesday:  More totes, more variety, more bids to benefit the American Cancer Society.

Unless a custom tote has been provided, the winning bidder will receive this Relay For Life tote directly from me:

1. Art+Quilt Sponsored by Lyric Kinard
Winning Bid:  $250 by Mary Ann Van Soest who is also a tote donor.

Be inspired by Lyric’s new book, Art+Quilt as you delve deeply into the building blocks that make up our visual language.  A sketchbook is the perfect place to capture your thoughts and inspirations.  Its special cover was created by Lyric and features dyeing, painting, printing and beading.  Also included are three+ yards of hand-dyed cotton fabrics, with some fabrics also printed or painted, by Connie Akers to start you on the way to creating own beautiful art quilt.

Tote: Relay For Life (see above)

*Autographed copy of Art + Quilt: Design Principles and Creativity Exercises by Lyric Kinard

*Sketchbook with one-of-a-kind cover by Lyric Kinard

*3+ yards hand-dyed (some also printed/painted) fabrics by Connie Akers

2.  Embellished Mini-Quilts sponsored by Jamie Fingal and the Cut-Loose Quilters of Orange, CA.
Winning Bid: $200 donated to the American Cancer Society by Kay Sorensen, who has supported ALL of FFAC fundraisers.

Everything you need to embellish a quilt with treasures collected by most of the members of the Cut-Loose Quilters!  The members of Cut-Loose who donated items are Peggy Calvert, Cindy Cooksey, Anne Copeland, Jamie Fingal, Stacy Hurt and Julie Schlueter.

Tote: Hand painted by Jamie Fingal

*Jamie’s book Embellished Mini Quilts signed by her and three other artists – Cindy Cooksey, Stacy Hurt and Terry Waldron.

*1 bag of miscellaneous trim and 1 card of 3 trims and lime green sequin trim, oooh la la
*2 stackable towers of beads and buttons to take with you wherever you go
*6 bags of beads and sequins that an embellisher cannot live without
*3 bags of buttons and 1 bag of letter beads, because you have something to say
*3 pkgs of rick rack, the happy and perky embellishment
*a bundle of trim, more is more
*embroidery thread, needles, metallic thread, these always enhance a project
*silver metal discs that say “Imagination is’s the preview of life’s coming attractions”
*Not shown in picture, ribbon trim and a zipper, just to be different

3 . Getting Graphic! sponsored by Pokey Bolton
Winning Bid:  A generous, but anonymous, donor who made A Go For The Gold + donation of $600 to the American Cancer Society.

When Pokey isn’t scheming upcoming publications and projects at Quilting Arts, she can be found in her flannel PJs in her home studio, dyeing and screening brightly hued fabrics with bold designs. (And during the colder, bleaker months she makes her fabrics even brighter and bolder to stave off those winter blues!)

Tote: Pokey combined some of her hand-dyed and screened fabrics with commercial fabrics with whimsical designs.  Pattern is Kathy Mack’s Winslow Market tote as published in International Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene.

*A copy of our special issue: International Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene
*A copy of our super-sized special Winter issue of Cloth Paper Scissors STUDIOS
*Quilting Arts (Feb/March issue)
*Cloth Paper Scissors (Jan/Feb issue)
*Quilting Arts TV Series 500 (13 Episodes)
*Texture Transformation: Stitch, Alter, Recycle with Natalya Aikens – Quilting Arts Workshop DVD
*Gelatin Monoprinting with Rayna Gillman – Quilting Arts Workshop DVD
*A fat bundle of Pokey’s hand-dyed/ screened fabrics

4. Knitted Comfort sponsored by Lynn Krawczyk
Winning Bid: The Go For The Gold Price of $180 to Tomme Fent, obsessed knitter and long-time FFAC supporter.

Knitting has, on more than one occasion, helped me to refocus and relax during stressful times.  It’s a fiber art that has been around for centuries, with the earliest knitted object dating back to the 14th century.  Knowing that so many others have gone before me with this art form adds to my growing affection toward it.  Two areas that I have especially grown to love are knitting socks and knitting toys.  There is nothing cozier than a pair of hand kintted socks in your favorite colors or a unique hand knitted toy full of personality.  I’m please to offer this tote (with two more to follow in upcoming weeks) in support of Fiberart For A Cause and the American Cancer Society and I hope that they bring you many moments of happiness too!

Tote: Hand-stitched felt yarn bucket (Mixed Bag Designs)
*Knitted Comfort for the Sole book
*Hand-dyed sock yarn in mediumweight Socks that Rock, colorway
Strange Brew, (Blue Moon Fiber Arts)
*Hand-knit mini sock by Lynn Krawczyk

5. Rust-Tex Collection sponsored by Lois Jarvis and
Winning Bid:  An anonymous donor generously donated the Go For The Gold price of $288 to the American Cancer Society.

The Rust-Tex Collection has everything you need to get started in rust dyeing including the Rust-Tex Instructional CD. Rust Dyeing is unpredictable, but Lois Jarvis has figured out four techniques that will give you repeatable patterns. Also in the tote is the Rust-Tex Starter Kit that includes everything needed to create the Trees pattern, one of the four techniques on the CD, and 4 steel stars that are guaranteed to rust are just some of the items in the 100% cotton tote that could be rust dye after you pop the CD in your computer and learn how to rust dye.

Tote: 100% cotton tote for rust dyeing
-Rust-Tex Instructional CD
-Kit to make
Trees Fabric
-Tannin (enough to make a quart)
-1.5oz bottle synthrapol
-Tube of iron fillings
-4 steel stars (guaranteed to rust)
-Fat Quarter of Stormy Skies Fabric
-Fat Quarter of Trees Fabric
-Fat Quarter of Sunburst Fabric


02 2010