Wednesday, November 09, 2005

And the quilts go to........





















And the winners are!!

The star quilt went to Marie and the pineapple blossom went to Andre!

This was SO much fun to do. It is just amazing how good it feels when someone's name is called and they are so shocked because they never win anything :c)

Again, I had a couple of people ask me if I would sell the quilts, and I said that although I quilt tops that other people had pieced, and I can charge a fee for that, I don't make quilts to sell from start to finish. They had a hard time understanding why, and I guess because if I do...I lose the joy of giving something like this. It becomes a "JOB"....instead of an expression of myself.

Not to mention that if I were to sell, I'd need to make more than a dollar an hour (I don't think people understand the time and the cost involved in quilting)....and selling for any price seems to devalue the worth of the quilt in the first place.

I'd rather give, because in giving I receive so much more than I ever could in selling.

And the world may never understand, but that's okay with me :c)

Oh, btw....I ACED the exam today with 100%! Only one more to go. That's tomorrows final practical hands on exam in neuromuscular therapy. By this time tomorrow I'll be DONE DONE DONE!!! Waahooooo!

Bonnie

8 comments:

Sarah said...

You go, girl! If you need a volunteer for tomorrow's hands-on test, I'll rush right over there!

Good luck!

Sarah

Tonya R said...

You're incredibly generous, Bonnie. I do love how those quilts came out. Congrats on your 100% - that's great. I'll wait in line behind Sarah for the hands-on test.

Nines said...

And they recieved their quilts at exactly 12:34! I thought it was cute how the clock was behind Andre. I wish I had been there when their names were called out! Wouldn't that have been fun? I agree entirely about selling quilts. And we don't need to be understood to still feel the way we do, huh? A BIG congratulations on acing your test. I know you'll do great on the next one, too.

Samantha said...

Hooray for the 100%! People often ask me why I don't sell my quilts (not that *I* am claiming them to be that good) and they really don't understand that if I were to charge a fair amount per/hour of work, plus materials cost, no one would buy!

Darcie said...

Way to go, Ace! ;-)

You are so wise Bonnie...your thoughts on the giving versus selling of quilts.... We will educate "them" though...one at a time!

A big "CHEERS" to you on your accomplishments! CONGRATS!

Darcie

Finn said...

Hihg fives on your awesome accomplishments ! I think the orphan blocks made wonderful quilts..truly awesome, like you planned them that way.

And stand your ground on the not selling...in todays world people seem to think EVERYTHING is for sale..taint so my friend, tanint so.
So glad you aced your test..the finish line is in sight..Hugs, Finn

Dawn said...

Oh Bonnie! Those are great pics of the winners! Isn't it grand to do that! How fun is that!

And a HUGE congrats on your 100%! I always knew you could do it!

And by the time you see it you will be DONE, DONE, DONE!!!!!!

Wooo Hooo!
Dawn

Sharon said...

YAYAY!