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Ways To Help Wildlife => HEGPS Fundraisers => Topic started by: fol-di-rol on June 19, 2012, 05:28:56 PM

Title: Quilt Auction to Benefit HEGPS ~ "Lily of the Shadows"
Post by: fol-di-rol on June 19, 2012, 05:28:56 PM
LILY OF THE SHADOWS

Auction on eBay, commencing Friday, June 29, 2012, ending July 8, 2012

It is listed under Crafts > Handcrafted & Finished Pieces > Quilts
Item number : 290735374167

Click here to go to E-Bay page for the quilt! (http://www.ebay.com/itm/290735374167?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_sacat%3D0%26_nkw%3D290735374167%26_rdc%3D1)


Proceeds to HEGPS

 
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/Quilts/Lilyquilt.jpg)

Description:  original design based on a traditional Bear’s Paw block, measurements 51” x 58”, machine pieced, machine appliquéd, professionally quilted on a long-arm machine.  

The quilt represents a chapter in the life of Lily, a black bear whose life and adventures are being studied by the Wildlife Research Institute.

Lily was born in 2007 and is the grand-daughter of Shadow, matriarch of her clan, whose family tree can be found at www.bearstudy.org (http://www.bearstudy.org)

In January 2010 we watched and listened via live cam as Lily gave birth in the den to her first cub, a female named Hope.  The sounds of the tiny cub nursing gave delight to many thousands of people who became attached to the little family.  

After leaving the den in the Spring of 2010, when Hope was quite small, she became separated from Lily.  Attempts were made to reunite mother and cub, but meanwhile a special formula was devised to replicate the nutrition supplied by bear’s milk.  It was a joyous day when Lily and Hope were reunited.

Meanwhile, Lily became pregnant again, and when Lily and Hope denned for the winter, two cubs were born on January 21, 2011 – Faith and Jason.  This gave us the rare experience of observing a multi-generational den – and what a total delight it was!  Hope at this time was still nursing, and Lily had a busy time feeding her and the two cubs – at times very noisy.  

As the two cubs grew, it was thrilling to watch the interaction of the family.  Hope took great care of her little siblings and loved to cuddle them and play with them, sometimes only reluctantly surrendering them back to Lily for nursing.  

In April 2011, not long after emerging from the den, Jason was injured and, sadly, died from an infection.  In September 2011 Hope was shot by a hunter.

In the winter of 2011/2012 Lily and Faith denned together in a rock cavity.  May there be many more chapters to Lily’s story!
Title: LILY OF THE SHADOWS
Post by: boodle317 on June 19, 2012, 06:25:50 PM
Foldi.

that is absolutely a wonderful display!  It tells the story of Lily and Hope and Faith and Jason without even reading the words.  I got all verklempt just looking at it.   :heart
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Post by: passerine on June 19, 2012, 06:47:50 PM
It's beautiful Foldi & as Boodle says tells the story.  :wub
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Post by: beans on June 19, 2012, 07:07:35 PM
What a beautiful quilt!!
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Post by: Tigerlady105 on June 19, 2012, 07:17:17 PM
Foldi, your lovely quilt tells the story so well!  It's a beautiful way to capture segments of the lives of much-loved Lily and her family...both happy and sad times... :heart
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Post by: Rajame on June 19, 2012, 08:07:12 PM
This is incredible Foldi!! The story is captivating. You show such love and talents to us.

THANK YOU!

:hearts
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Post by: Laurad on June 20, 2012, 01:46:52 AM
I love the quilt, it's really beautiful, especially as it has so much meaning.
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Post by: ccfan on June 20, 2012, 06:56:29 PM
Foldi, I don't have the words to say how wonderful and touching your quilt is and that isn't even touching on your handi work.  It's stunning! :hearts2
Title: LILY OF THE SHADOWS
Post by: BBE on June 20, 2012, 09:17:59 PM
Foldi, your quilt details the life of bear and her family that many people have spent hours watching and caring about.  It is filled with so much love and hope for Lily and family. The work is extremely detailed and intricate. It is indeed perfect.

 :eclove
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Post by: Donnae on June 20, 2012, 09:41:42 PM
Foldi... words escape me... your quilt is stunning and the story is so special... ty
Title: Re: QUILT AUCTION to BENEFIT HEGPS ~ "LILY OF THE SHADOWS"
Post by: Mary Jane on June 28, 2012, 10:36:37 AM
Beautiful!! Thank you so much foldi, what a labor of love.  :heart
Title: Re: QUILT AUCTION to BENEFIT HEGPS ~ "LILY OF THE SHADOWS"
Post by: emc on June 28, 2012, 10:41:40 AM
Foldi has decided to auction this beautiful quilt on ebay for HEGPS, watch for details coming soon. Auction will start this Friday, June 29. Tomorrow  :biggrin3
Title: Re: LILY OF THE SHADOWS
Post by: Snookums on June 28, 2012, 10:49:51 AM
Foldi.

that is absolutely a wonderful display!  It tells the story of Lily and Hope and Faith and Jason without even reading the words.  I got all verklempt just looking at it.   :heart


 :nod2
Title: Re: QUILT AUCTION to BENEFIT HEGPS ~ "LILY OF THE SHADOWS"
Post by: nan2945 on June 28, 2012, 11:30:11 AM
It is absolutely beautiful and meaningful.......I look forward to the auction.  Beautiful, Foldi.
Title: Re: QUILT AUCTION to BENEFIT HEGPS ~ "LILY OF THE SHADOWS"
Post by: basenjimom on June 28, 2012, 12:22:05 PM
Stunning Foldi.  I love your work.  Wish there was some way to let all the Lily fans know about this.


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Title: Re: QUILT AUCTION to BENEFIT HEGPS ~ "LILY OF THE SHADOWS"
Post by: peppy7 on June 28, 2012, 06:25:40 PM
That's amazing Foldi, what patience and skill you have, those trees look so fiddly
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Title: Re: QUILT AUCTION to BENEFIT HEGPS ~ "LILY OF THE SHADOWS"
Post by: luvthebirds on June 28, 2012, 09:33:53 PM
Foldi, your quilt is amazing.  :clap  Thank you for your generosity in donating it to benefit HEGPS.  And thank you for reminding us of Lily and her kin; both the joys and the sadnesses.  :heart
Title: Re: QUILT AUCTION to BENEFIT HEGPS ~ "LILY OF THE SHADOWS"
Post by: boodle317 on June 29, 2012, 08:03:54 AM

PLEASE VISIT THIS EBAY LINK TO VIEW AND BID ON FOLDI'S BEAUTIFUL QUILT!!



click here to go to E-Bay page for the quilt! (http://www.ebay.com/itm/290735374167?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_sacat%3D0%26_nkw%3D290735374167%26_rdc%3D1)
Title: Re: QUILT AUCTION to BENEFIT HEGPS ~ "LILY OF THE SHADOWS"
Post by: basenjimom on June 29, 2012, 01:35:37 PM
Just sent an email to daughter in Minneapolis with a "please pass it on" and the ebay link for the quilt.  Hope this helps to get the word out.  :goodluck I'm sure there are loads of people in Minnesota that would LOVE this beautiful quilt.  Has anyone posted it on their FB yet?   
Title: Re: QUILT AUCTION to BENEFIT HEGPS ~ "LILY OF THE SHADOWS"
Post by: emc on June 29, 2012, 02:29:45 PM
Just posted it on my facebook page. It is such a beautiful quilt, everyone should see it. :)
Title: Re: QUILT AUCTION to BENEFIT HEGPS ~ "LILY OF THE SHADOWS"
Post by: Rajame on June 29, 2012, 05:18:29 PM
Oh Foldi! Thank you for all that you do. Your work and generosity are remarkable. :hug
Title: Re: QUILT AUCTION to BENEFIT HEGPS ~ "LILY OF THE SHADOWS"
Post by: PamNY on June 30, 2012, 09:53:31 AM
So beautiful it almost makes me cry.
Title: Re: QUILT AUCTION to BENEFIT HEGPS ~ "LILY OF THE SHADOWS"
Post by: Faerie Gardener on July 01, 2012, 03:30:24 PM
I agree, Pam - tears streaming here...

Thank you, Foldi
Title: Re: QUILT AUCTION to BENEFIT HEGPS ~ "LILY OF THE SHADOWS"
Post by: Tigerlady105 on July 01, 2012, 10:38:35 PM
Current bid on Foldi's lovely Lily the Bear quilt is $600 US.  Wow!    :thumbup:    :heart
Title: Re: QUILT AUCTION to BENEFIT HEGPS ~ "LILY OF THE SHADOWS"
Post by: emc on July 07, 2012, 10:22:54 AM
One day 19 hours left for the auction. Thank you Foldi for this beautiful quilt.  :biggrin3
Title: Re: QUILT AUCTION to BENEFIT HEGPS ~ "LILY OF THE SHADOWS"
Post by: NancyM on July 09, 2012, 10:23:14 AM
The auction has ended, and one enormously lucky person has won the quilt for $600!
Title: Re: QUILT AUCTION to BENEFIT HEGPS ~ "LILY OF THE SHADOWS"
Post by: Tigerlady105 on July 09, 2012, 11:01:30 AM
Wonderful!  Congratulations to the generous bidder and a big Thank You to Foldi for making and donating her beautiful, creative, and unique Lily's story-quilt!   :heart
Title: Re: QUILT AUCTION to BENEFIT HEGPS ~ "LILY OF THE SHADOWS"
Post by: BBE on July 09, 2012, 10:45:27 PM
Well done and congrats to the winner of the beautiful quilt.  Thanks to all who participated and many thnaks to Foldi for her time, effort and love of wildlife.  :thumbup:
Title: Re: QUILT AUCTION to BENEFIT HEGPS ~ "LILY OF THE SHADOWS"
Post by: Rajame on July 10, 2012, 12:51:56 PM
Terrific news! Foldi, you have such an amazing talent. To the person who won the quilt, you have a gem. :hug
Title: Re: QUILT AUCTION to BENEFIT HEGPS ~ "LILY OF THE SHADOWS"
Post by: luvthebirds on July 10, 2012, 09:55:56 PM
Thank you, foldi, for donating your beautiful and meaningful work of art!  Your talent is rivaled only by your generosity!  :eclove

I am sure the quilt's new owner will treasure it and what it represents.  Thank you and congratulations to the winning bidder!   :ecsmile
Title: Re: QUILT AUCTION to BENEFIT HEGPS ~ "LILY OF THE SHADOWS"
Post by: Tigerlady105 on July 11, 2012, 02:17:27 AM
Foldi, please post a photo of your beautiful work of art, the "Lily of the Shadows" quilt, on our forum "Visual Arts" thread so we can continue to enjoy it!   :heart

http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=829.0 (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=829.0)

Will the successful bidder/donor allow us to know who now will be the very fortunate owner of the "Lily Quilt"?

Title: Re: QUILT AUCTION to BENEFIT HEGPS ~ "LILY OF THE SHADOWS"
Post by: NancyM on July 13, 2012, 11:54:03 AM
Foldi, please post a photo of your beautiful work of art, the "Lily of the Shadows" quilt, on our forum "Visual Arts" thread so we can continue to enjoy it!   :heart

I have posted a link in the Visual Arts topic back to the opening post of this topic ~ http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=829.msg114077#msg114077] [url]http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=829.msg114077#msg114077 (http://[url)[/url]  ~ that will save Foldi the effort of reposting.



I'd love to know who the lucky winner is!!
Title: Re: QUILT AUCTION to BENEFIT HEGPS ~ "LILY OF THE SHADOWS"
Post by: gzebear on July 13, 2012, 02:31:21 PM
Thanks Nancy, for posting link in Visual Arts. It is a quilt to be long-remembered and cherished. I too wonder who will enjoy it ... for generations.
Title: Re: QUILT AUCTION to BENEFIT HEGPS ~ "LILY OF THE SHADOWS"
Post by: cakiepie on July 14, 2012, 08:01:45 AM
 :blush
Title: Re: QUILT AUCTION to BENEFIT HEGPS ~ "LILY OF THE SHADOWS"
Post by: NancyM on July 14, 2012, 08:23:58 AM
:blush


Cakiepie!  :hearts2  Congratulations! What a treasure you have in that quilt, enjoy it forever!
Title: Re: QUILT AUCTION to BENEFIT HEGPS ~ "LILY OF THE SHADOWS"
Post by: boodle317 on July 14, 2012, 08:52:35 AM
OH!  Cakiepie!   You lucky girl!  What a wonderful keepsake!  Congrats!!!!
Title: Re: QUILT AUCTION to BENEFIT HEGPS ~ "LILY OF THE SHADOWS"
Post by: Rajame on July 14, 2012, 12:45:23 PM
Oh Cakepie! That is wonderful! What a memory and what a gift :hug
Title: Re: QUILT AUCTION to BENEFIT HEGPS ~ "LILY OF THE SHADOWS"
Post by: mishikeenhquay on July 14, 2012, 12:55:09 PM


Wow Cakiepie....what a beautiful treasure you have!!  Many many thanks for your generosity....and many many years of wonder when you gaze upon the quilt!!
Title: Re: QUILT AUCTION to BENEFIT HEGPS ~ "LILY OF THE SHADOWS"
Post by: Faerie Gardener on July 14, 2012, 02:59:18 PM
Congrats Cakiepie!!
Title: Re: QUILT AUCTION to BENEFIT HEGPS ~ "LILY OF THE SHADOWS"
Post by: BBE on July 14, 2012, 03:32:58 PM
Cakiepie - that is wonderful news.  It is beautiful and full of memories. Enjoy it to the max.  :ecsmile
Title: Re: QUILT AUCTION to BENEFIT HEGPS ~ "LILY OF THE SHADOWS"
Post by: MaggiesMom on July 14, 2012, 04:48:00 PM
I am so jealous! what a treasure!
Title: Re: QUILT AUCTION to BENEFIT HEGPS ~ "LILY OF THE SHADOWS"
Post by: luvthebirds on July 14, 2012, 04:51:20 PM
Congratulations, Cakiepie!  Thank you to you and foldi for your generosity.  I am sure you will enjoy foldi's beautiful labor of love.  :eclove
Title: Re: QUILT AUCTION to BENEFIT HEGPS ~ "LILY OF THE SHADOWS"
Post by: cakiepie on July 14, 2012, 05:10:06 PM
Thank you all so very much. :blush  I will treasure this quilt more than you may realize.  I just feel bad since it was obvious that there were others that wanted it as much.

As I told Foldi, I am so honored to have such a beautiful expression of love, talent and such a unique way of telling a story. When I first saw it....I had tears in my eyes. It will always have a good home.

My father's mother embarked on a mission of love to provide each of her granddaughters with a quilt.  I am the youngest of four girls. She completed the patches (just the top) which contained 4 butterflies in a circle, wingtip to wingtip facing each other. The first quilt for the first granddaughter. She passed before she was able to complete it and before I was born.  I am 57 and I now have my quilt. :eclove   Thank you Foldi from the bottom of my heart.   :heart

Love and Light,

Mary Kay
Title: Re: QUILT AUCTION to BENEFIT HEGPS ~ "LILY OF THE SHADOWS"
Post by: luvthebirds on July 14, 2012, 05:20:30 PM
Cakie, the story of your grandmother's quilts and her passing before finishing them touches my heart.  I have a quilt made for me by my grandmother, and it means so much to me.
   
It is so fitting that Foldi's quilt has found a home with you.  I know you will treasure it.  :heart  :ecsmile
Title: Re: QUILT AUCTION to BENEFIT HEGPS ~ "LILY OF THE SHADOWS"
Post by: ccfan on July 15, 2012, 07:06:18 PM

 :heart Cakie :heart
Title: Re: QUILT AUCTION to BENEFIT HEGPS ~ "LILY OF THE SHADOWS"
Post by: passerine on August 04, 2012, 12:19:52 PM
Recieved the donation, heartfelt thank-you Foldi for your lovely work & generosity. :heart TY cakie , you have a beautiful art piece. :ecsmile
Title: Re: QUILT AUCTION to BENEFIT HEGPS ~ "LILY OF THE SHADOWS"
Post by: emc on August 04, 2012, 12:39:28 PM
Such a wonderful gift of love from your hands and heart. :wub. Thank you
Title: Re: QUILT AUCTION to BENEFIT HEGPS ~ "LILY OF THE SHADOWS"
Post by: NancyM on August 04, 2012, 12:48:29 PM
(http://www.graphicsgrotto.com/clipartpictures/comments/thankyou/images/cacthankyou1.jpg)

Foldi  ~

Thank you so much for your singularly generous donation!
Title: Re: QUILT AUCTION to BENEFIT HEGPS ~ "LILY OF THE SHADOWS"
Post by: boodle317 on August 04, 2012, 02:27:30 PM
Thank you Foldi!  Beautiful Quilt....Cakie is very lucky to have a "Foldi Original" and HEGPS is very lucky to have Foldirol as a friend!   :heart
Title: Re: QUILT AUCTION to BENEFIT HEGPS ~ "LILY OF THE SHADOWS"
Post by: Mary Jane on August 06, 2012, 12:33:47 AM
Foldi, thank you so much for your beautiful quilt, it is a work of art.  I'm sure it will be treasured for many many years.  Cakie - enjoy and thank you everyone for all your bids  :eclove
Title: Re: Quilt Auction to Benefit HEGPS ~ "LILY OF THE SHADOWS"
Post by: luvthebirds on August 06, 2012, 01:06:54 PM
 :hug  Thank you Foldi and Cakiepie!  :ty