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Title: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: fol-di-rol on June 30, 2010, 04:57:50 PM
"EAGLES IN THE SUN"

Own a one of a kind Eagle Quilt

In the long dark days of the early spring I decided I needed to work with some colour around me, and I decided to make a quilt to celebrate our much-loved eagles, and put it up for auction on eBay, with the idea that the proceeds would be donated to the Hornby Eagle Project.  I have always believed in contributing something to any interest in which I become involved.

This is a “one-of-a-kind” quilt and measures 46” x 52˝” – just a nice size to snuggle under the eagles’ wings on a chilly winter evening.

Made of all cotton fabric.  Machine pieced and machine quilted.  Maker’s label on the back.  Predominant colours: Black(charcoal)/Gold/Brown/Cream.

The slashes of golden yellow reminded me of the morning sun rays shining on the nest – so the title became “Eagles in the Sun”.

The quilt will be listed on eBay on July 1st for a period of 10 days.  It will be listed under Crafts > Handcrafted & Finished Pieces > Quilts.  The Item No. is: 2904488188740.

Would one of you like to own this quilt?  Please follow this link to eBay: Link to quilt auction (http://cgi.ebay.com/Eagles-Sun-/290448818740?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Quilts&hash=item43a0194234)

Click on the images for full view.

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j137/Hornby2006/Foldirol%20Quilt%202010/th_EaglesintheSun1.jpg) (http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j137/Hornby2006/Foldirol%20Quilt%202010/EaglesintheSun1.jpg)

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j137/Hornby2006/Foldirol%20Quilt%202010/th_EaglesintheSundetail2.jpg) (http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j137/Hornby2006/Foldirol%20Quilt%202010/EaglesintheSundetail2.jpg)

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j137/Hornby2006/Foldirol%20Quilt%202010/th_EaglesintheSundetail3.jpg) (http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j137/Hornby2006/Foldirol%20Quilt%202010/EaglesintheSundetail3.jpg)
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: amcderm904 on June 30, 2010, 06:08:02 PM
Wow what a beautiful quilt - thanks for sharing it here and I hope it raises a lot of monies for the website.   :heart
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: Rajame on June 30, 2010, 07:05:57 PM
Foldi! The quilt is a masterpiece!  :heart
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: MaggiesMom on June 30, 2010, 08:23:49 PM
oh my, Foldi - I am speechless - it's beautiful!
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: luvthebirds on June 30, 2010, 09:21:13 PM
Foldi...  Thank you for the wonderful and generous gesture to support HEG.  And what a beautiful piece of work you have created! :eclove
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: boonibarb on June 30, 2010, 09:21:53 PM
fol-di brought this quilt to Hornby to show us all when she visited.
She displayed it at our weekly meeting of the Fabricators, fibre artists, & everyone was duly impressed!
i can vouch that this is a beautiful piece of work, lovingly crafted.
The back side has details different than the front side.
fol put a whole pile of work into this, & it shows!
It is a beautiful quilt.
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: Blue on June 30, 2010, 10:04:10 PM
It is truly beautiful, foldi - thank you so much for your generosity!  I do hope the quilt will realize some bids worthy of the beauty and workmanship.
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: BBE on June 30, 2010, 10:10:27 PM
Foldi, an extremely colorful and intricate design, the result is beautiful. Indeed the eagles are in the sun. Thank you so much and good luck.  :ecsmile
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: boonibarb on July 01, 2010, 08:16:57 AM
The link on E-Bay should be active now!   :biggrin6

Link to quilt auction (http://cgi.ebay.com/Eagles-Sun-/290448818740?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Quilts&hash=item43a0194234)

Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: fol-di-rol on July 01, 2010, 08:33:06 AM
The link to the eBay auction of the Eagle Quilt is now active and is as follows:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Eagles-Sun-/290448818740?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Quilts&hash=item43a0194234
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: knitmaster on July 01, 2010, 03:47:05 PM
Foldi, it is exquisite!  Just checked out the ebay site and bids have doubled in 10+ hours!  Wow - wonder where it will go?  Now I have another website to follow for another 10 days!  Great job and thank you so very much! 
:clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: artist on July 01, 2010, 04:00:41 PM
Foldi, what a gorgeous quilt and it is doing so wonderfully on EBay also.
I am sure Phoenix and family will appreciate it.
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: NancyM on July 01, 2010, 07:10:51 PM
foldi, I am very impressed by your piecing skills - I personally know that circular seams are NOT easy !!   and yours are perfect :nod2

I am curious about the backing ... will you tell us, is it light, dark, eagles or plain?  thanks!
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: fol-di-rol on July 01, 2010, 09:00:16 PM
foldi, I am very impressed by your piecing skills - I personally know that circular seams are NOT easy !!   and yours are perfect :nod2

I am curious about the backing ... will you tell us, is it light, dark, eagles or plain?  thanks!

Hi Nancy:

Thanks - I love doing curved piecing!

How could I have forgotten to take a picture of the back of the quilt ???  I will do that and post it here tomorrow.  Can't really describe it, but there is quite a bit of interest on the back too (which I always try to do with my quilts - they do have two sides after all! 

Also, I should mention that if anyone wanted to make a wall-hanging of it, I would gladly attach a hanging sleeve to the back.

Thanks for asking about the back Nancy - I had so much on my mind I just forgot to do it, and now I have lost access to all my Flickr photostream, so will have to use Photobucket for now.

fol-di-rol
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: fol-di-rol on July 01, 2010, 10:06:50 PM
Eagles in the Sun - quilt back

As requested by Nancy, and as promised, here is a picture of the back of the quilt:

(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/some%20of%20my%20favorite%20quilts/EaglesintheSun-quiltback.jpg)

fol-di-rol

Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: Tigerlady105 on July 01, 2010, 11:03:43 PM
Foldi, the quilt is beautiful!  It will be a precious treasure for the person who has the winning bid.    :eclove  I hope they will want to display it as a wall hanging so that more people will be able to enjoy seeing your lovely work. 

You have real talent for creating the design and making it all work so well together.  It must have taken many hours and what a generous donation you are making to our Hornby eagles project!   :clap 

((Hugs))   :heart
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: NancyM on July 02, 2010, 07:26:53 AM
Love the backart, foldi!!  Perhaps you can add that to the description on eBay?
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: BBE on July 03, 2010, 06:52:24 PM
Foldi, I just looked on eBay, day two and doing extremely well.   I wish you all the best and also thank you for your generosity.  When I return from a short trip I will be anxious to see who the lucky winner was.

All the best.

 :eclove
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: Blue on July 03, 2010, 07:47:34 PM
19 bids now - $405 US  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: fol-di-rol on July 03, 2010, 08:28:21 PM
Eagles in the Sun

Firstly I want to thank everyone for their support of this project, and for their bids.  It has already gone way beyond my expectations, and I feel quite humbled by the whole experience.

Secondly, as far as I can tell, no-one other than the Hornby folks is bidding on the quilt, and I have not publicized it elsewhere, as I would really like it to go to one of our number. 

The only people I have sent the link to are a few friends and relatives, who would not be interested in bidding on a quilt about eagles in any case.

This is my first experience with selling on eBay and I have absolutely no control over the terms and conditions which have to be agreed to in order to become a Seller.  eBay will charge a percentage fee dependent upon the final selling price, so at the moment I do not know what that will be.  There are also minor charges for setting up the auction process. 

Also I have agreed that no shipping charges will be billed to the Buyer, and this cost will be met out of the proceeds before I make my final donation to the Hornby Eagle Project.   I live close enough to the Canada/US border that I can mail it on either side without too much problem. 

Please let me know if there are any further questions and I will do my best to answer them.

Again, many thanks for your support - it's all about our lovely eagles!

fol-di-rol



Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: boonibarb on July 03, 2010, 10:11:24 PM


You are just wonderful fol!!!
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: NancyM on July 04, 2010, 08:12:55 AM
Secondly, as far as I can tell, no-one other than the Hornby folks is bidding on the quilt, and I have not publicized it elsewhere, as I would really like it to go to one of our number. 

We advertised the auction on the Hornby Eagles Facebook page (on Friday). Hornby Eagles Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/posted.php?id=254414002453&share_id=130022250371185&comments=1#!/pages/Hornby-Eagles/254414002453)

Many people commented how beautiful the quilt is, and wished they could afford it. :thumbsup
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: Donnae on July 04, 2010, 09:10:11 AM
Foldi---- you are amazing -- thank you. Yes Nancym that quilt is absolutely beautiful and I wish I was one that could afford it but alas--- I know it will go to a good home.  Thanks so much foldi-- you are very talented!!!! xoxo
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: FordFan on July 04, 2010, 09:12:34 AM
RE: The Quilt:   Being a quilter myself, and having gone to MANY quilt exhibits & shows, I can tell you that this is a stunning piece of art, and it appears the precision workmanship is very good!  Groups like Ducks Unlimited often raffle items such as this for upwards of $1000 USD.   The winner of the bid will own an outstanding reminder of "our" Phoenix.
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: Blue on July 05, 2010, 02:23:59 PM
Day 5 - 21 bids - $455 US   :thumbsup

(Just recording the wonderful progress in this thread.)
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: ajfe on July 07, 2010, 12:52:29 AM
Foldi..
The quilt is a work of art! Where did you find fabric with eagles like that? The colours are beautiful and create this warm glow. I am sure who ever gets it will treasure it. I'm only sorry it can't be me. Thank you so much for what you are doing for the Hornby Eagles. :clap :clap :clap
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: artist on July 07, 2010, 09:00:57 AM
Foldi,

Your wonderful quilt is getting lots of bids and it is wonderful you are donating it to the Hornby Eagles. There is just over 4 days left to bid on the quilt and many like to bid at the last minute. I predict your quilt will top out at more than $500.00 US.

I have been tossing around the idea of putting my minature magnetic painting of the Bald Eagle on Ebay and donating the proceeds also. However I am working on a smaller 1" in circumference painting in a two sided locket of the Eagles and putting it up on Ebay. Who knows maybe I will do both.


Best of luck to you and your quilt, it is gorgeous.

Artist.
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: Blue on July 07, 2010, 09:12:37 AM
22 bids - $470 US this morning!   :thumbsup
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: NancyM on July 08, 2010, 03:02:15 PM
up to $500 now  :eceek
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: emc on July 08, 2010, 04:05:53 PM
Wonderful!  So nice to see the quilt being appreciated so well.

Artist: please let us know when you put your item(s) up on ebay also. :)
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: artist on July 08, 2010, 07:23:31 PM
I will, it may not be until August. I am contemplating doing the necklace as a different picture on each side. One of Phoe as the cute fuzzy baby and one of one of the adults.

I knew Foldi's quilt would top out at more than $500.00

Way to go Foldi.

Artist
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: BBE on July 09, 2010, 10:40:07 AM
One time check in while away - $560 at present.  Well done.

'artist' - a lovely idea, thank you.
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: NancyM on July 09, 2010, 02:00:31 PM
Friday afternoon: 27 bids - $635
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: luvthebirds on July 10, 2010, 12:38:44 AM
How very generous of you, artist to offer your special eagle painting for the benefit of HEG!  It must be hard to paint on such a small surface!

This is a link to the painting that artist listed on ebay for HEG.  (I think, seems to match what artist posted!)

http://cgi.ebay.com/Original-OOAK-Miniature-Fine-Art-Bald-Eagle-Painting-/260633190443?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Art_Paintings&hash=item3caef2e02b#ht_500wt_912 (http://cgi.ebay.com/Original-OOAK-Miniature-Fine-Art-Bald-Eagle-Painting-/260633190443?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Art_Paintings&hash=item3caef2e02b#ht_500wt_912)


btw, maybe an admin can set up a different thread for you...
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: artist on July 10, 2010, 07:54:06 AM
I am for anything that will help preserve wildlife and ecology. If it helps our little Phoe, her family and fellow Eagles while educating people. Then my donating that is all for a worthy cause.

Painting miniature is very diffcult and takes longer to do than painting a larger picture. I paint smaller than that even and I have to use magnifiers to paint by.

I didn't want to post it here but I couldn't find a way to post it in a new post.

Foldi's quilt is doing very well.

Artist

Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: Tigerlady105 on July 10, 2010, 10:01:48 AM
Artist, that's very generous of you.  Thanks for your kindness and concern for wildlife and ecology.  It seems to be very important to many people who watch the Hornby eagles cam   :eclove
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: artist on July 10, 2010, 10:52:38 AM
Tigerlady,

I am admamant that we should all try to protect wildlife and the earth to the best of our ability. Our natural resources and wildlife are the most precious things. That oil spill breaks my heart for all the birds that live off the oceans, the life in the oceans and people who have lost everything. All the oils spills, and pollution dumped into the oceans tears at my heart.

If I ran the country or the world, no one would ever be permitted to drill in our oceans and seas. I have had many in the oil industry say I would put them out of work. Well they could work on something more constructive like alternative fuel means.

If they allowed me to keep a horse in the backyard I would ride one and not a car. I also believe they should make hybrid vehicles less expensive so everyone can have one.

Ecology and wildlife preservation is a very important to me and I feel it should be to everyone. Sad they don't think they way we do.

Artist.
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: NancyM on July 11, 2010, 03:06:32 AM
The quilt auction just ended ... in the last couple of seconds, the bid went up to $760

Congratulations to foldi for a great auction, and to the lucky winner for being on their toes.

Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: Rajame on July 11, 2010, 03:23:15 AM
What an wonderful gift Phoenix and congratulations to the owner of a labor of love and art!

Hugs,
Rajame  :heart
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: Blue on July 11, 2010, 10:49:32 AM
There is a new thread for artist's Miniature Bald Eagle Painting on Ebay:

 http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=349.msg16765#msg16765

Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: artist on July 11, 2010, 01:10:05 PM
Thank you Blue,

Artist
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: Tigerlady105 on July 11, 2010, 01:18:09 PM
What wonderful news about the quilt!  Foldi, it's lovely and I'm sure the new owner will get many years of pleasure from your beautiful work.   :heart

Artist, best wishes for a very successful eBay sale!   :eclove
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: artist on July 11, 2010, 01:36:41 PM
Thank you, Tigerlady.

Foldi, congratulations on your wonderful quilt.

Artist

Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: Mishka on July 11, 2010, 09:08:52 PM
Wow!!   :eceek  That's great work Foldi!!
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: boonibarb on July 12, 2010, 06:20:14 AM


Congratulations fol!
That is a well-deserved price for your lovely quilt!!  :nod2
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: bruner on July 12, 2010, 11:48:51 AM
hello fol:

Wonderful news about your quilt and nice to see the final figure.   You went above and beyond to help support the Eagle site.  Thanks again.   :clap

"bruner"
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: Laurad on July 12, 2010, 11:58:53 AM
Yes, extremely good news about the quilt! I'm thrilled. Do we know who bought it.. or is it a secret and private?
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: fol-di-rol on July 12, 2010, 04:16:34 PM
Hi Laura:

Well obviously I have to know who the Buyer is so that I can follow their shipping instructions - but it remains as private as the Buyer wishes it to be, and I have no news on that score. 

fol-di-rol
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: Laurad on July 13, 2010, 01:52:09 AM
Thank you fol-di-rol.. I understand the need for privacy  :ecsmile
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: fol-di-rol on August 09, 2010, 10:08:20 AM
QUILT AUCTION SUMMARY

At long last the proceeds from the quilt auction have been deposited by PayPal into my bank account, on August 4th, to be precise, while I was away on a tour of the Canadian Rockies. 

Amount paid by the Buyer:     US$   760.00      CDN$    782.50

eBay invoice re auction charges:    US$56.87      CDN$  58.55
   
Insurance & mailing to Buyer:       US$  25.00      CDN$  25.72   

TOTAL donated:                   US$ 678.13          CDN$ 698.23   

Thank you for your support in this auction.

fol-di-rol
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: beans on August 09, 2010, 10:29:11 AM
That is a very generous donation!
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: Blue on August 09, 2010, 12:05:44 PM
Wonderful, foldi. 

Thankyou so much for the work you did on the beautiful quilt and your generosity in donating it.   :heart
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: Mary Jane on August 09, 2010, 01:49:59 PM
WOW - that is fantastic.  Beautiful quilt, and worth every sent - thank you so very very much for all your hard work and your generous donation.
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: passerine on August 09, 2010, 02:08:27 PM
Fol di looking forward to pictures & your stories of our beautiful Rockies.

Thank-you Foldi.  :heart
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: basenjimom on August 09, 2010, 02:09:46 PM
Foldi, it's a beautiful quilt and a wonderful donation.  Thank you for this heart-felt undertaking.  You've created a legacy for the Hornby eagles with your talented hands and big heart.  May your generous fund raising idea last for years to come  :heart
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: BBE on August 09, 2010, 02:40:22 PM
Fol-di-rol, thank you so much for the generous contribution.  I so admire your handiwork.

I hope you had a great trip through our majestic 'Rockies'.
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: Tigerlady105 on August 09, 2010, 03:48:54 PM
Dear Fol-di-rol

Your beautiful work is such a generous donation.  Once it finally is at home with the family it now belongs to, many people will be able to enjoy your lovely work, also!  It iS a real treasure.   :heart   :ecsmile
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: NancyM on August 17, 2010, 02:34:06 PM
We (HEG) have received Foldi's generous donation and the quilt is now with the lucky and thrilled intended recipients --- Doug and Sheila Carrick.

Here is a bit of the rest of the story. 

When the quilt was offered on eBay, chatter and forum member Snookums had the brilliant idea of getting a group of people together to bid on the quilt with the intention of giving it as a gift to Doug and Sheila. A number of people responded to the idea and made pledges of whatever amount they chose. Snookums and her husband Chet bid on the quilt, coordinated the collection and disbursement of the pledges, received the quilt from Foldi, and shipped it to the Carricks with a lovely card that listed the names of the participants.

When all expenses associated with paying for and shipping the quilt were paid, Snookums donated the remaining amount of the pledges to HEG.  Last night we received her donation of $253.

Foldi and Snookums, together you raised nearly $1000 for HEG!

(http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt326/changmil_2009/th_thankyou-18.jpg) (http://s624.photobucket.com/albums/tt326/changmil_2009/?action=view&current=thankyou-18.jpg)
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: Rajame on August 17, 2010, 02:38:26 PM
Thank you Foldi and Snooks! You both did a wonderful thing. Waaahoooo!  :heart
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: Blue on August 17, 2010, 04:26:33 PM
Absolutely wonderful and so very generous!  Thankyou.   
Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: Tigerlady105 on August 17, 2010, 06:31:00 PM
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2221/2211098317_932a15a31c.jpg)
©2010 Tigerlady105

Snookums, Foldi and Mr. Snookums, what a wonderful gift!    :eclove

First, the gorgeous quilt, made and donated by a very talented Foldi; next Snookums and other friends working together to raise and give contributions; and Mr. Snookums, who certainly is a part of the team and who helped on the bidding, shipping and other aspects of the project.

It was delightful to see Doug's grin when he opened the package and modeled the quilt.   :eclol

We all owe you a big thank you and here is a BIG HUG to let you know how much your generosity and kindness are appreciated by many more people than we know!

 :grouphug2


ETA: changed wording in first paragraph.

Title: Re: Own A One of A Kind Eagle Quilt
Post by: Aliemae on September 09, 2011, 02:51:31 PM
Fol-di-rol, I love your quilts they are so beautiful.  God truly has Blessed you. Hugsss :thumbup: Whoever gets that quilt is one Blessed person too.   :mhihi