I would say we came up with the idea together, but I do have to admit it was Jon who specifically suggested the raffle be at the Creative Union Show.
I’ve been contemplating having a quilt sale for some time and this morning I declare to Jon that I was going to have a “Letting Go” Quilt Sale. I have a few quilts that have been around too long and a couple that I’m still not sure I want to part with, but I also believe in letting go. It’s been a theme in my life lately and it seems I work everyday at trying to let go of something, (usually some obsessive self-denigrating thought.) But I also believe that there are times that the “old” needs to go for there to be room for the new. I think creative energy gets stuck (just like the energy in our bodies) and needs to be released, sometimes by selling things , giving things away or just throwing them out.
So I thought of raffling off one of my quilts and donating the proceeds. And when Jon suggested doing it at the Creative Union Show it seemed a perfect fit. This way everyone can see the origins of the potholders, I move a quilt and a worthy organization benefits.
Now I know that Jon beat me by posting the idea on his blog before me, but since his post, I got the okay from Christine at Redux. So it’s official, ( and I posted it first) I will raffle one of my quilt (still to be determined) at the Creative Union Show on July 24th 1-4pm in Dorset Vermont. Details to come.