Sunflower Mini-Quilt Auction for Ukraine

The International Quilt Museum is hosting an auction for Ukraine relief. The money will go to the Rotary Disaster Response Fund. I donated a quilt, Nice to Meet You. It is Number 30. The starting bid is $25.00. Bidding will be open from June 8th at 6:00 a.m. CDT through June 10th at 6:00 p.m. CDT. You will need to sign in to Ready Set Auction or set up an account with them to bid on the quilts. (top right corner of auction page)

There are about 200 quilts in the auction. Quilters made pieces inspired by one of the museum’s sunflower quilts. I selected this Sunflower quilt as part of the museum’s Modern Meets Modern exhibit.

I wanted to experiment with brown as the dominant background color.  Lately I have been making simple log cabins, inspired by the work of Josef Albers, and I was fascinated by how the other colors in the quilt played with the dark brown.  I imagined that the yellow was saying, “Nice to meet you,” to the brown.  I also liked that the “sunflowers” were growing out of the brown dirt.   

I hope you will join the auction and bid on these amazing mini-quilts.