Sunday, February 21, 2010

A $72,700 quilt story

A few years ago, my brother helped me find KU basketball players to autograph a quilt we made for charity. He's a baseball fan too. So when he sent me a link to a baseball signature quilt going up for auction, I knew it would be good.

These quilts were made by Clara Schmitt Rothmeier, an avid baseball fan. Her father played for a minor league team and all his kids played and loved the game. Clara collected 304 signatures for the first quilt shown, "My Favorite Baseball Stars". Clara loved the St Louis Cardinals (the next quilt) and played for a Springfield, Illinois girls team (the last quilt). She died last year.
These quilts were auctioned yesterday in Missouri. Read more about the auction results here. The winning bidders spent $72,700. $62,500 for the top quilt and $10,200 for the Cardinal greats.
Autographs, anyone? Start your sports autograph quilt now. Your survivors will thank you!

And stay tuned, I'm editing a new book that will feature our basketball autograph quilt and MORE. It is due out next summer and you'll be surprised who the author is......