Last night was my ASG chapter's annual meeting and silent auction. It seems like our chapter is struggling a bit, having lost some members during the last year. But the new slate of officers seems good and hopefully, they can build some momentum for 2008. I don't participate in Guild activities as much as I used to, but I've made some long term friends and I'm supportive of any organization that promotes sewing.
And here's what was in them. First, the fabric.
OK, this picture has the small goodies, plus a book and some binding I won. The small items were laid out on tables and priced, so they weren't part of the actual auction. I thought this was a good solution to keep the auction from becoming overwhelming. The book is "Quick and Easy Vests and Jackets" by Kate Mathews, which cost all of $2.00. I was the only bidder. The dark green and plum binding is from a bag of felt binding, which is used for Pendleton coats. That was $1.00 and I was also the only bidder on this item. And the good thing is, the green matches the double faced taffeta I bought last month. The pink, lavender, and aqua items in the middle are varieties of picot edge elastic. The aqua is a little weak and may need to be pitched, but the other colors are fine. I also got a zipper, a spool of thread, 2 spools of floral ribbon, a marking wheel with a wooden handle, and a "snagnabbit" for knits.
Best of all, the whole lot was $26. I'm happy with my haul and the proceeds went to a good cause, chapter programs.