Last weekend, Skip, David, Susan and I attended the Mennonite Relief Sale in New Hamburg. We had a comfortable drive in a Durango (rented while D & S's car was in the shop for repair) which allowed me to start and knit about 4 inches on an Escher sock using my new Rowan Fine Art yarn.
Throughout the day, quilts that have been donated are auctioned to raise money for the Mennonite Relief program which are forwarded to the Mennonite Central Committee for its relief,
development, and justice and peacebuilding work locally and
internationally. There were over 180 on the auction block that day.
When we first walked in the arena where the auction was taking place, we saw the quilts hanging on overhead poles. Most were covered in clear, protective plastic while others had been uncovered and were waiting to be taken to the auction queue table.
This bed quilt was cross-stitched with various shades of pink and hand quilted.
Anna Mae's in Millbank for snacks before our drive back home.