Monday, November 28, 2011

A Successful Tea & Auction!

We hold only one major fundraiser a year ... our annual Tea & Auction!  All proceeds from this event go towards the scholarships that we sponsor!

This year our event was held in the Masonic Temple.  Once again NVE has allowed us to use their facility free of charge!  Their generosity has been such a blessing to our guild over the past few months...we are very grateful!  Thanks NVE!

Every year guild members volunteer to decorate a table for the event ... it is always fun to see the different themes and ideas members come up with!  Enjoy!
It is a pleasure to see how members choose to express themselves each year!
Members Lila and Sam chose a Hawaiian themed table...beach towels and all!
They even dressed the part by wearing Hawaiian shirts!  The long sleeves under and polar fleece vest over are dead give-a-ways about our true location!  Too funny! ;-)  A big thanks to the many who decorated this year!  It really helps to enhance the fun for our guests and members!

Every year we enjoy the anticipation and a bit of secrecy when it comes to the items members create for the auction!  There is always a large variety ... something for everyone!  Take a look!

The talent and generosity of our members is delightful to see each year.  We had well over 60 items donated to be auctioned off!  Many members donate more than one item!  Thank you all for sharing your talents!
Our collaborative quilt turned out beautiful.  Valerie was chairperson of this project.  Members were asked to donate two strips of batiks.  She and her committee took those strips and sewed them into blocks and then pieced the top.  The pattern idea came from American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine's August 2011 issue.  The committee resized it and created a king sized quilt!  Member Linee' donated the batting and her longarm quilting talent!  We are SEW grateful for her generosity!  Our local fabric store gave us a discount on the backing and binding yardage, so that was our only expense!  A huge thanks to Valerie and her committee for their efforts!  It is great to have a "bed sized" quilt available for auction at this event!
Guests and members began to arrive...
People found a table to share with their friends...
...and the goodies were served!  Cordovans know how to make and share food, a wide variety was available to our guests!

Auctioneer Jerry did a wonderful job in assisting us in securing the funds necessary for our scholarships! He volunteers his time and talent every year...we are sew appreciative!

The Tea & Auction is such an important event.  Every year, for 20 plus years, we have given two scholarships to qualified graduating seniors.  And those scholarships are renewable for an additional three years as long as they remain full time students!  This event allows us to provide that opportunity to our Cordovan youth.  Member Renee' was the chairperson this year, it is a huge task...she and her committee are responsible for the success we enjoy!  Thanks Renee'!


  1. It was a very enjoyable afternoon...such talent! tasty and fun! Thanks to you all!

  2. Looks like a wonderful event! I'm sure fun was had by have a very talented group of guild members!
    Sweet Home Quilt Co.

  3. Sew wishing i could've been there, but after looking at the pictures, I think I would have broke the bank! :) Such talented women in my hometown!


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