Thanks to some very talented kindergarten students and their incredibly supportive parents, the Kindergarten Does Kindinsky quilt was a major success at last night’s fundraiser.
This was the 20th annual fund raising event for the elementary school. Jack’s Urban Meeting Place (JUMP) was a great venue for the buffet dinner, silent, live and dessert auctions.
There were a lot of great projects the classes made that were auctioned off one by one.
Finally, Item #22 came up on the board and the bidding began.
This was something I will never forget… Alecia made a few bids, but dropped out around $700 and the bidding kept on building… and building… and building… until the final bid was $ 4,000. I was in shock… as the crowd applauded the successful bidder.
What a great finale for this fun project. It was so nice that Alecia, Erica and I were there to see the final outcome and only wish Ann could have joined us as well.
As we were checking out after the event, I was informed that this quilt broke the record for the highest bid for an item in the 20 years of the school’s fund raiser. As nice as that is, what I was most pleased about is the funds we raised. They will help pay for the art teacher and art supplies, library and textbooks; computers, iPads and Chromebooks; professional development for teachers, accelerated reading programs; classroom supplies and playground equipment for the school and I was glad to be able to contribute.
What a great way to share the art of quilting!