The school fundraising auction was 10 days ago and I found out my quilt, part of the silent auction, sold for $300. I think that's pretty good. Of course, not much on an hourly basis when you consider all the time that goes into making a quilt but I don't believe buyers think about that and tend to value handmade quilts like the "made in China" quilts found at chain stores. Anyway, I think I'll be making another quilt for next year's auction.
The star item at the auction, the item that got the highest bid, was a package of four tickets for grandstand seats at the 2010 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. It sold for $10,000 in heated bidding! I could not believe it! Given the early weather, the crowds, the probable cold, the crowds, and especially the crowds, you would have to pay me $10,000 to go to the parade. Crowds are not my thing! I'd rather stay home and quilt while I watch the parade on tv.