Karen Musgrave sent out the following Press Release, and it has already been picked up by the Quilters World Online Newsletter, which has asked for more information and photos. Yippee!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Fiberart For A Cause Reverse Auction Set to Raise Funds for the American Cancer Society
Byron, Illinois, December 12, 2008- Fiberart For A Cause will hold its fifth Invitational Reverse Auction from March 24-26, 2009. Natalya Aikens, Gerrie Congdon, Marjorie DeQuincy, Rayna Gillman, Carol Larson, Linda Teddlie Minton, Susie Monday, Judy Coates Perez, Leandra Spangler and Roxane Stoner have all donated their artwork. All proceeds from the sales go directly to the American Cancer Society.
A preview of all artwork will be posted at least one week prior to March 24. All artwork will begin at a fixed minimum donation. This minimum donation is reduced by a fixed (and very generous) percentage of the original minimum donation each day until the artwork is chosen by a generous patron. Each artwork will show the minimum donation required for each day of the auction. The preview and actual auction will be linked from http://www.virginiaspiegel.com/NewFiles/ACSFundraiser.html
“Having lost my husband to cancer nine years ago, I wanted to make some small contribution to something that is so close to my own heart, as well as a joyful way to remember my husband and other friends and relatives who have fought this disease. Since fiber art is both my vocation and my avocation, this seemed a perfect match for me. I was honored to be asked to contribute to the Invitational Reverse Auction, and delighted to accept,” said Linda Teddlie Minton.
Fiberart For A Cause has now donated more than $165,000 to the American Cancer Society in the last four years and was the second highest national fundraiser for the 2007 American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. For more information on the Invitational Reverse Auction and Fiberart For A Cause, contact Virginia Spiegel at Virginia@VirginiaSpiegel.com. Photos available upon request.
** Added later ... Karen C. very kindly *commented* about my quilt donated for this Reverse Auction, so I thought I'd post a link to it here.