Friday, January 14, 2011

Queensland Flood Appeal ~ Auction ~ A Colorstory Quilt

In Queensland the flooding rains have eased.  It has left behind a trail of widespread destruction and an imprint on the minds and hearts of every Australian.  We will not forget the images we've seen, the stories, the loss of life, and the pain on the faces of so many people.

Images found  here.

It is very much a matter of urgency to raise money for the Queensland Flood Appeal, and rather than wait till Monday, there is every reason to get this Auction started now. 

This Auction is for The Colorstory Quilt.  This quilt is made from 100 percent cotton fabrics, batting and thread.  It measures 47 inches x 62 inches and it is new and unused.

The Colorstory Quilt ~ Back

How this auction works:
  1.  Bidding will start at $60.00 (Australian), and all bids will be in AUD.
  2. You can place a bid by leaving a comment on this blog post with your bid amount and email address.  Please make sure that your bid is higher than the previous bidder.  
  3. Your bid must be in whole dollar increments.
  4. This auction is open to everyone,  however $30 will be charged for International addresses.  Postage is FREE for Australian residents.  
  5. The auction begins NOW and will END at 10pm on Friday 21 January, 2011 (AEST).
  6. At the close of the auction, I will contact the winner (please make sure your bid comment includes your email address).  The winner will pay the winning amount directly into the Premier's Flood Relief Appeal and send me proof of payment via email.  Once proof of payment has been received, I will post your quilt to you.

With thanks to Toni  for organising the fundraising initiative.

Happy bidding!


Thank you for all of your generous bids.


  1. Rita, You are an egg of excellent quality.
    My starting bid is $100.

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  3. I love the quilt Rita and it's for such a wonderful cause! $130

  4. Go Rita! This quilt rocks, and so do you :)
    I bid $150

  5. Feeling for all Queenlanders here in WA.
    I bid $160.

  6. I love this quilt and my bid is $200.

  7. I love it too $220, thanks, from a Queenslander :)

  8. Gorgeous colours, and a great cause. I bid $250

  9. I bid $275 because I love it and my dear friend Carole lives in Bris!

  10. Gorgeous. Thanks Rita, I bid $290.

  11. Such terrible goings on in Queensland, it's heartbreaking to watch on the news.
    My bid is $325 - I'm positive you will raise much, much more though!


  12. I bid $400. My husband agrees that this is a 'pretty cool quilt'.

  13. My street was flooded in Graceville. I was very lucky, most of my neighbours were not.

    I'd like to bid $475