Tuesday, June 19, 2012

They said, "Yes"!

The body is at its best between the ages of thirty and thirty-five; 
the mind is at its best about the age of forty-nine.
 -Aristotle, 384BC- 322 BC

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter 
and those who matter don't mind.
-Dr. Seuss, 1904-1991

I love a party!
-Lynn Reynolds Makrin, b. 1973

In February of 2013, I will be turning 40. While trying to decide what kind of a party I want to celebrate my life so far, the idea of a quilt show of some kind kept coming to the front of my mind. What kind of a show? Where? How will we party around the quilts?

Finally, the celebration details became clear.
In February 2013, I will be hanging a quilt show retrospective, of sorts, in the lounge at my church, The First Reformed Church of Scotia, New York.  Then on February 8th, my family, friends, church and quilting communities will all be invited to a dessert reception...............in place of a more formal show opening.

The next day some quilts will go up online for auction.  The monies raised will benefit Fowler Camp and Conference Center and the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative.

Below are the first three quilts, in various stages of completion, which will be auctioned for the charities above. 

I am so thankful and grateful that the Consistory of my church said, "YES!"  to my plan and request for space to celebrate this birthday in this way. I am also very interested in the process of planning this event and how it will effect my creativity and the next phase of my life.

Please let me know if any of you have experience auctioning quilts online. I have lots of questions and thought you all, my blogging community, might have some advice.

Stay tuned as this next milestone evolves. Thank you for all your support!


  1. Sorry, Followers, about the mis-publish earlier today..........I clicked too fast.
    Here is the real post. Enjoy!

  2. Lynn this is a fantastic idea and one I hope yields great blessing . Marking your 40 birthday is an important event and it is especially memorable to do it in a way that benefits others and incorporates art!

  3. finally a post! lovely quilts! I love the pineapple one.
    And I want to try a shattered quilt one day too.

    I don't have experience in auctions like this. I once suggested it to my church too and then thought of a raffle instead, like a ticket for $2, 3 for $5 or something like that and at the end someone wins the quilt. well I had IDEAS but it just neve panned out. and if you are doing it online, a raffle won't work.

  4. Yahoo! My calendar is marked! What a wonderful way to celebrate!