Friday, September 2, 2016

A Preview of My Quilt Auction to Benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand

My nephew Elijah is starting 4th grade off treatment & in remission from leukemia, so I'm hosting another quilt auction for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation to celebrate!!

The auction will be held on eBay and the bidding will begin on Monday, September 5 at 7pm PDT and it will wrap up on Monday the 12th at 7pm PDT.

If you're new to my blog or Jaybird Quilts, something you may not know is that Elijah was diagnosed with cancer in December 2010 and he finished his treatments just over 2 years ago. There are some great organizations out there that did a lot for Elijah and his family while he was in treatment for 3+ years, and Alex's is one of them.

The team at Soak Wash contributed 3oz samples that will be included with each quilt, along with quilt washing & care instructions.

Now, to show off the quilts that will be up for auction!
This is my Box of Chocolates quilt from my book Skip the Borders. This quilt is loaded with some very rare Lizzy House prints from her first 4 fabric collections: Red Letter Day, Lizzy Dish, Castle Peeps & 1001 Peeps.


My blue Chopsticks quilt that is featured on the cover of the pattern:

This twin size Dot Party quilt is the largest quilt in the auction & it is featured on the cover of the pattern, too.

Elijah's picture is on my original quilt labels, including the label on the back of this Dot Party quilt.

This baby sized Hugs & Kisses quilt features very rare 1001 Peeps fabric by Lizzy House.

Quilting by Angela Walters of Quilting is My Therapy.

This lap size Northern Lights quilt features Arizona fabric by April Rhodes.

This is Stars & Stripes, also from my book Skip the Borders.

This youth size Teacups quilt was featured on the cover of the pattern.

This lap size Three in Box quilt features Flea Market Fancy fabric by Densye Schmidt & is on the cover of the pattern, too.

My Traffic quilt that is featured on the cover of the pattern.

This set includes a baby size Yummy quilt & Jawbreaker pillow (pillow form not included) made with Marmalade by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics.

I had so much fun doing this photo shoot with Elijah and my brother Brad (he shot all of the photos of me and Elijah in this post). I'm so grateful to be able to make these memories with them. 

Let me know in the comments which quilt(s) you'll be looking to bid on next week.

Look for my #JaybirdLovesAlex posts on social media to see more images of quilts from this upcoming auction, quilts from my previous auction and some fun family photos of us volunteering with Alex's Lemonade Stand to raise awareness about childhood cancer.

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Karen Skjolsvik said...

Box of Chocolates --hard to choose--all are so nice

Karen Skjolsvik said...

love Stars & Stripes too

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

They are all striking. I LOVE dot party :) Great cause

Unknown said...

That young man exudes energy through the screen. Nice job.

Laura said...

Traffic! Really love that color combination.

Unknown said...

CHOPSTICKS! Love it. Thank you for your support of the cause.

Didder's World said...

Hugs & Kisses!!! Hands down! However, I will probably bid on one or two others. Just be sure to remind us when the bidding starts. 😊 ~Lee

mascanlon said...

3 in a box or Chopsticks! Maybe this year I will be around at closing time. And this photo shoot is so adorable, can't believe how grown up Eiljah's gotten!

Kathyl said...

Box of Chocolates, hugs and kisses, northern lights....Please remind us when the auction goes live. It's great to see your nephew looking so well!

Unknown said...

They are all so beautiful - as is your nephew - well maybe handsome you are blessed.

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

Just love love LOVE all the pictures! So fun to see Elijah really getting into this photo shoot!

QuiltShopGal said...

I'm absolutely thrilled that Elijah is doing so well. Of course, I'm also delighted that you are continuing to help with Alex's Lemonade Stand. If I can help with PR,or in any way, let me know.


linda said...

I was an oncology at chop for 20 years. This charity is by far one of the best - the choices they make in how they use the fund are well-thought out and carefully executed. They support a cutting edge research team and also many projects that have a direct impact on patient's and family's experiences. Alex would be very proud to see what has been created from her simple and effective beginnings of selling that first glass of lemonade!! Good for you for supporting such an outstanding cause.

Paula DiMattei said...

Such a hard decision but I do love hugs and kisses and chopsticks. I hope you have a fabulous auction! Best wishes to you and Elijah...what a sweetie.

Unknown said...

I have followed you since you lived on the East Coast. I have made several quilts from your books and patterns. How fabulous that your nephew is doing so well. What a wonderful program you are providing. Keep up the good work. I live in Virginia Beach which just had a hurricane/tropical storm - and I quilted the whole weekend.

Unknown said...

Chopsticks or Notthern Lights for sure!

Suze said...

I just found your post about the auction. I hope it was very, very successful. Wish I had known about it earlier. Leukemia is very near and dear to my heart. My paternal grandfather suffered with leukemia for 13 years. We lived in a very rural area and he had a rare blood type. We were not serviced by Red Cross and had to buy blood for him. We only knew of one person who could donate blood for him. It was in the '60's and early '70's and by living in a very rural area there were not a lot of options for treatment. I am a breast cancer survivor. I am thrilled that your nephew is doing well. How wonderful! There have been leaps and bonds in the treatment of many kinds of cancer. He looks healthy and happy and I'm sure some of that is the wonderful support he receives. It's great to see the loving support of family.