Wednesday night my guild had their regular meeting with our Quilty Brown Bag Auction. Helen is always our auctioneer and she does a great job by peeking into each brown paper bag and oooohing and ahhhhhing over its contents. We, in the audience, can only guess from her little verbal hints as to what's inside; treasure or white elephant! There was a $10 maximum bid for any one brown bag.
Because I had misplaced my newsletter, I hadn't been sure that it was auction night and didn't bring anything except a little extra pocket money. Since I wasn't participating by bringing in a bag or two, I decided to help out by giving Helen starting bids as she called for them. I began the bidding on almost every one of the 40+ bags, but only won on 3 lots.
I loved what I got! One bag was some floral fabric in a large scale and also had a preprinted harvest vest (cut and sew). I think the floral was intended to be the lining. Nice! I'm too big to fit it but I could make it up as an item for our new "Boutique Table" at our next quilt show.
Next I won a large handled shopping bag that was filled with glorious scraps. Great variety and nicer fabrics, too. Yippee!
Hope that Friday the thirteenth was good to you, too!