Apron Auction at Quilting by the Lake — Gail Garber

Here’s a note from Gail Garber, quilter, author, teacher, and BERNINA National Artisan:

This was my first year teaching at Quilting by the Lake in Syracuse, NY, hosted the the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center. They asked faculty members to decorate an apron to be auctioned off on the final night to raise funds for scholarships. This is what my apron looked like when it arrived. Pretty ordinary!

I thought black and white graphic prints might just do the trick. And, I found a couple of rainbow goose strips to go along with the B/W fabrics.

Stitching … Stitching …

All done!

Now, for the auction part! We, the teachers, collectively decided on a beach theme. A field trip to Walmart yielded beach towels, a beach ball, little balls (100 of them), and a cute little bucket. Libby downloaded Beach Boys music. Jane Dunnewold stuffed the beach ball under her apron! Imagine that!

Then … We got to dance on stage as our apron was auctioned off. In all, they raised $5,000 for scholarships! Way to go QBL!


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