As many of you know, every year we have included a fabulous hand-crafted quilt from Sandi Shusda in our silent auction at the Mendon Station Festival.
This year, Sandi has crafted a particularly breathtaking quilt called “The Puzzler,” and we’re going to offer it through a 10-day eBay auction that kicks off on Thursday, August 28, 2014, and ending at the close of the Mendon Station Festival on Sunday, September 7, 2014. Click here for the eBay auction.
The Puzzler is 84” long by 68” wide, and consists of 12 main blocks, each composed of 9 blocks of the same pattern. The border is a piano keys pattern. Overall, there are approximately 1,500 individual pieces of material sewn together to make the top.
The quilting was done on a longarm machine using the “Meander #1” design.
Sandi is well known throughout western and central New York for quilts she crafts specifically for fundraising purposes. She has been quilting for 45 years first by tying the old fashioned way. About 10 years ago, she purchased her first longarm machine and went hi-tech. You have probably seen Sandi’s quilts raising money for many charities, including Friends of Lollypop Farm, St. Rose Church, Spouses Club of Fort Drum, and, of course, the Mendon Foundation.
Sandi is a member of the Genesee Valley Quilt Club, where she makes 50 "Comfort Quilts' (36" X 48") per year, which the club gives to organizations who request them.
The Puzzler will be available to see in-person at the 2014 Mendon Station Festival on September 6 & 7, 2014, and the Puzzler Auction began on eBay on August 28 (click here for the link!). The winner will be able to pick up the quilt in person on September 7, or it can be shipped if you are not local. Be sure to bid early, and often!