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Welcome to Our Online Auction!

 
Bidding will begin at 10 am EDT on Saturday, April 7 and will conclude at 10 pm EDT on Sunday, April 22.

The Virginia Quilt Museum is the official quilt museum of the Commonwealth of Virginia and its mission is to celebrate and nurture Virginia's quilting heritage.

Your participation in this auction will provide funding to create new Museum programs and interactive exhibits, preserve the antebellum home of the Museum, and develop more collaborative relationships with Virginia’s quilt guilds and businesses.

We live in an interconnected world. We would like to connect with every individual or business that supports quilting. With your support, we will be able to provide others with more educational program offerings, both at the Museum and offsite. Quilting is more than just a hobby craft; it is an artistic expression that can encompass all the joys and pains of everyday life.

We hope you will join us in spreading the joys of quilting to more people by sharing this auction on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, email, and any other way you wish!

Thank you for your support and Happy Bidding!

 

 


 


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Oriental Crest 202//202

ITEM #101
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Oriental Crest -

Josephine Millett has created this 18"x18" piece entitled "Oriental Crest" from a former block of the month challenge held at a local shop. It is hand- appliqued and hand-quilted. The coral colors are enhanced by the majestic border print, coral inner border and black sepal on each flower on the medallion.  "Oriental Crest" features a sleeve ready for hanging. Josephine Millett is an avid applique quilter whose quilts have won 1st  place ribbons at the Shenandoah Valley Quilt Guild shows. Quilting is her passion.



Leading Bid
$55.00

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Redwork Challenge 202//192

ITEM #102
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Redwork Challenge -

"Redwork Challenge," is a classic nine-patch square wall-hanging. Five squares feature redwork while the rest are pieced in a spinning star pattern. A nice wide neutral border creates a frame for the featured nine squares, and makes it a more interesting piece for a guest room or living room. Jane Miller created this piece for us, and donated it after it was featured in the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Show.



Leading Bid
$40.00

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Joy and the Reindeer 192//280

ITEM #103
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Joy and the Reindeer -

While the holidays seem far off, it is never too soon to think about seasonal pieces. "Joy" is a Christmas wall-hanging with many surprises. It features two sleeves, one deeper than the other. With a colorful polka dot background, the Christmas tree features rickrack, candy cane buttons, jingle bells that actually ring, embroidery, pompoms and a gold star at the top. It was hand-pieced and measures 15.5"x 15.25".  Maker Priscilla Godfrey is a nationally certified quilt judge, lecturer, teacher and exhibitor.

The accompanying table-runner is by Paula Tehlewitz.  It is 36"x15" and features reindeer in nontraditional holiday colors.  Two gifts or two items for your holidays!



Leading Bid
$50.00

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No Maintenance Necessary 202//144

ITEM #104
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No Maintenance Necessary -

Shannon Shirley has utilized batik fabrics, iridescent threads, and eyelash threads to create nine fish that appear to be swimming in a fish tank. Each fish is on a postcard attached to the batik background.  Each one is different with its own colors and personality.  Shannon has again shared her expert abilities and creative spirit.  The wall-hanging, "No Maintenance Necessary" is whimsical and would be an interesting addition to an office, child's room, or den. No matter where it's placed, it will be an unexpected treat for the eyes.



Leading Bid
$220.00

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We The People 202//201

ITEM #105
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We The People -

"We The People" will be perfect on your wall this summer. The diagonally placed center square depicts a large, 8-pointed star in red, white, and blue and features the stars and stripes. This square is surrounded by parchment-colored fabric featuring patriotic sayings such as; "One Nation," "Created Equal" and "Land of the Free and Home of the Brave."  The quilt is 100% cotton and was machine-pieced and machine-quilted. The sleeve attached to this quilt will aid in hanging it on your wall. Jenny Miller, the quilter, has enjoyed quilting for many years and has recently served as interim director of the Virginia Quilt Museum.



Leading Bid
$70.00

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Jinny Beyer Box 202//202

ITEM #106
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Jinny Beyer Box -

This fine handmade box was inspired by the central motif of Jinny Beyer's Ray of Light quilt. The pieces in the design were cut from solid wood, including   wenge, purpleheart, padauk, and maple.  All the colors are the natural colors of the wood finished with clear lacquer.  Gary White, the maker, is an accomplished woodworker and box maker.  Throughout his 20 year Air Force career he traveled the world collecting woods and learning woodworking techniques. His handmade boxes have become quite popular and are highly prized by collectors.



Leading Bid
$85.00

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Lepidoptera Quilt Kit 202//134

ITEM #107
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Lepidoptera Quilt Kit -

Linda Suter has graciously donated this item to our auction.  It is comprised of everything needed to create an 83" square quilt for the butterfly lover. The pattern included is by Elizabeth Hartman. It includes 30 fat quarters from  Paintbox Basics and Kona Cotton from Robert Kaufman fabrics. 



Opening Bid
$150.00

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Nautilus Pair 90//280

ITEM #108
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Nautilus Pair -

Bruce White has created a monochromatic quilt measuring 9"x 27". Its design was based on the nautilus shell spirals generated by the Fibonacci numbers (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, etc.) in which each number in the series is generated by adding the two previous numbers. This is an ideal proportion known since before 300 BC. With its shades of tan and brown, this would be perfect in a "man-cave," library, man's bedroom or a coffee bar.  It is sleeved to hang vertically, but could be adapted to hang horizontally. Bruce has been a strong advocate of the Virginia Quilt Museum and has served several terms on its Board of Directors.



Leading Bid
$75.00

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Books for You 202//151

ITEM #109
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Books for You -

Books books and more books!  Whether you are a quilter or not, if you love the stories behind quilts and quilting, then grab a cup of tea and place your bid.  Massachusetts Quilts is a new book still in the original wrapping.  Traditional British Quilts,  American Heritage Quilts, Happy Quilts and Quilts are gently read and need a good home!  



Leading Bid
$45.00

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Cheddar Goose in the Pond 202//208

ITEM #110
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Cheddar Goose in the Pond -

"Cheddar Goose in the Pond" made by Jeanne Endrikat features a classic combination of cheddar orange and turkey red reproduction fabrics. This 26"x26" wall-hanging is machine-pieced and machine-quilted with wonderful climbing vines in the border.  This item is made of 100% cotton.  The colorful goose in the pond quilt pattern would enhance any room in your home.



Leading Bid
$55.00

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Chelsea's Bouquet 202//196

ITEM #111
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Chelsea's Bouquet -

"Chelsea's Bouquet" is the fifth of the six quilts created for Mary Kerr's 2-year challenge held in 2008. The challenge was to create a wall hanging quilt using a vintage block. Shannon Shirley chose part of a damaged quilt circa 1900 and picked the appliquéd pieces off the muslin and reapplied them to a selection of the Moda Chelsea Boutique fabric. The machine-appliquéd flowers are topped with beading that is also found in the outside center circle. This piece is 100% cotton and machine-quilted. 



Leading Bid
$90.00

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Piping Hot Citrus 202//202

ITEM #112
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Piping Hot Citrus -

The bright, citrus-colored border of this beautiful wall hanging made by Shannon Shirley surrounds nine central panels. The tiny floral black and white fabrics used in each panel are arranged in a style reminiscent of the zentangle technique. Each panel is also surrounded by green sashing. Precise piping is used to delineate the sections of each panel, inspiring the name, "Piping Hot Citrus." This is a strikingly unique machine-quilted wall-hanging made of 100% cotton, and is ready to hang.  Shannon has been very generous in donating for our auction.  We deeply appreciate her talent and kindness in supporting the Museum in such a huge way.



Leading Bid
$50.00

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Beth's Cuckcoo Pink Hydrangea 202//211

ITEM #113
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Beth's Cuckcoo Pink Hydrangea -

"Beth's Cuckoo Pink Hydrangea" was made by Shannon Shirley. The 23" x 23" asymmetrical green and white 100% cotton border on this wall hanging surrounds a lovely bouquet of hydrangeas in shades of pink and fuchsia. The hydrangea petals are layered and machine-quilted. Made from 100% cotton, this quilt is ready to hang in any room.



Leading Bid
$50.00

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Our Flower Garden 202//204

ITEM #114
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Our Flower Garden -

“Our Flower Garden” is an original design 49 ½” x 49 ½” quilt made of 100% cotton.  It features intricate hand-appliqued flower blocks from Shelburne Museum’s "Calico Flower Garden" Quilt. The lattice setting is machine-pieced. The custom machine-quilting is done by Robin Wilson of Ormond Beach Quilts. The artists were all enchanted by the small flower blocks and enlarged them for their design. 



Leading Bid
$275.00

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Victorian Lady 202//254

ITEM #115
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Victorian Lady -

This Linda Poole design was created as a gift for the artist's mother. The totally proper pose is enhanced by intricate detail: the face is hand colored and inked, and the hair is combed mohair. It is hand-drawn, hand-pieced and hand-quilted.  Framed in a shadow box of walnut, this piece would grace a formal room and evoke memories of elegance and manners. A letter of provenance accompanies this offering.



Leading Bid
$45.00

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The Grass 202//261

ITEM #116
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The Grass -

In various shades of green, "The Grass" features a three-dimensional push lawn mower complete with buttons for the wheel hubs. This wall-hanging measures 28"x"38".  The quilting on the bottom horizontal panel imitates grass. The whimsical piece has a nice wide pocket for hanging and is one quilt that even the man of the house can appreciate! This was created for us by Jane Miller, and was featured in the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Show before coming to us.



Leading Bid
$50.00

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Twisted Flag 202//143

ITEM #117
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Twisted Flag -

This striking patriotic wall-hanging is an eye-catcher that will brighten any space it is in. The quilt is from a pattern by Rose Pohlar. There are white stars that seem to spin in space on the blue field in the top left corner. The red stripes are created by red stars that tumble across the rest of the quilt. The quilt,  is made with100% cotton fabrics and is machine-pieced. It is machine-quilted by Dot Showalter, owner of Sew Classic Fabrics in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Her shop is full of gorgeous samples to inspire a quilter to action. Check out their kits, precuts, fabrics and notions.



Leading Bid
$55.00

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Blooming Delight 202//146

ITEM #118
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Blooming Delight -

If there is a young girl in your life, this piece is perfect for her room; colorful and cheery.  This machine-quilted 100% cotton piece is ready for hanging.  The flowers are hand-appliqued and provide an eye catching center.  



Leading Bid
$40.00

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Small Table Runner 202//119

ITEM #119
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Small Table Runner -

"Small Table Runner," measuring 13 1/2” x 26 1/2” is actually two table-runners in one.  One side of this 100% cotton-pieced and appliqued item is designed for Valentine's Day and the other side features a patriotic theme. The center block is an original design by the maker, Hazel Carter.  Hazel has been a quilter for a number of years, is founder of the Quilters Hall of Fame and a dedicated supporter of the Virginia Quilt Museum.  



Leading Bid
$35.00

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Les Petites Fleurs 202//199

ITEM #120
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Les Petites Fleurs -

Made from cotton ombré fabric with cotton and rayon flowers, this fused applique piece presents bright vibrant colors!  "Les Petites Fleurs" also features satin stitching on a woven background.  It is machine-quilted. The quilter has permission  from the publisher to share this lovely design with us!  Donna is drawn to the techniques used by Anna Faustino in the book, Simply Stunning Woven Quilts. Donna has quilted for numerous years and is a dedicated supporter of the VQM. 



Leading Bid
$100.00

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Magic Threads 202//252

ITEM #121
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Magic Threads -

Dress for fun and festivities with this jazzy vest made of thread snips and trimmings which have been quilted together with metallic thread. The size Medium vest is fully lined and features a plain back. The designer has added an inside pocket. This go-with-anything vest will become your party favorite! Additional items made by Kathy may be seen in our gift shop at the Museum.



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$35.00

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Starry Starry Night 202//140

ITEM #122
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Starry Starry Night -

Framed without glass, in a one-of-a-kind solid wood antique frame measuring 26" x 17", this piece features two bright stars on a multicolored background. Made of 100% cotton, this piece was created by Skip Bundy using foundation piecing.    Based on Carol Doak’s Spinners pattern, this inspiration came from her book, 40 Bright and Bold Paper-Pieced Blocks.



Leading Bid
$85.00

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Watermelon and Napkins 180//280

ITEM #123
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Watermelon and Napkins -

Summer will be here soon and you'll be ready for it with this lively table runner and four matching napkins.  Made of 100% cotton and machine quilted, these will get a lot of use and will be easy to care for.  Bonnie Spoon, creator, is new to our auction and owns Bonnie "Bee" Quilting. 



Leading Bid
$75.00

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Squares and Frames 202//203

ITEM #124
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Bobbie Radcliff is a new donor from Florida. Her two-fabric quilt in red, black and white is lovely.  The Asian fabric and simple pattern make a bold statement and will fit many decors. It is perfect as either wall art or displayed on a table. This piece is machine-pieced and quilted. 



Opening Bid
$40.00

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The Lone Pine 202//196

ITEM #125
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The Lone Pine -

Skip Bundy used a Mary Herschleb design and foundation piecing to create this beautiful piece.  Using 100 % cottons in neutral colors, the eye is drawn to the center colorful tree. It has a wide border with corner squares. It is completed with a black metal frame and is under glass.  



Leading Bid
$100.00

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Pin Wheels 202//186

ITEM #126
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Pin Wheels -

Sent to us from New Jersey is a lovely wall hanging done in soft dusty rose with green and brown accents. It measures 21" x 21".  The squares on point provide a tumbling effect, thus the name "Pin Wheels".  Machine-pieced, machine-quilted, and made of 100% cotton, it is complete with a sleeve for hanging.  Karen Dever is a quilt teacher and appraiser who says her experiences started with a love of quilting and history!  



Leading Bid
$80.00

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Le Moyne Star 202//154

ITEM #127
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Le Moyne Star -

The vintage top of this 34"x34" Le Moyne Star wall-hanging quilt was pieced by an unknown person.  It was given to Jeanne McAlack with the knowledge that she would not be able to see it sit unfinished and unloved.  Jeanne, who feels she is an obsessive-compulsive quilter, wasted no time in quilting this beautiful antique top.  It features both corners and a sleeve, providing for several methods of hanging.



Leading Bid
$55.00

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Autumn Leaves 202//269

ITEM #128
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Autumn Leaves -

This piece measures37"x55", making it perfect for a lap or throw quilt.  The original designer, Madge Ziegler, gave permission for this pattern to be used for charitable purposes.  It was machine-pieced by Corinne Conlon and machine-quilted by Ron Smith.  It will give comfort and warmth to your family for generations to come.



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$50.00

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Meadows 202//179

ITEM #129
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Meadows -

This seasonal table topper or wall-hanging by Rea Mueller measures 25"x23".  It began as a panel. Made of 100% cotton, it is machine-quilted and would suit any space in your home or office. 



Leading Bid
$45.00

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A Tisket A Tasket 202//232

ITEM #130
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A Tisket A Tasket -

Shannon Shirley presents this machine-pieced and machine-quilted item that could be used as a child's quilt or as a wall hanging!  The sixteen baskets in the center and the flowers on the inner border are machine appliqued. Done with 100% cottons in a majority of pinks and blues, the eye is drawn to the colorful, variously patterned baskets in the center. The backing and narrow borders are complimentary to the flowers and baskets.  It has a narrow sleeve for hanging.  



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$60.00

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