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My wife, the Proprietor of Moments in Time – Quilted by Heather is donating a music themed quilt to the Silent Auction being held on the Saturday night after the Banquet at FilKONtario (see the wikipedia page here for an explanation of FilKONtario, and also for an explanation of FILK).
Disclosure – if you read the FilKONtario Wikipedia entry, you’ll see my name listed as a member of the organizing committee for many years. While I no longer help run the con, my friends do, and yes, I like helping them out. I’m also the person responsible for the FilKONtario Wikipedia page. I resurrected it after deletion, fought for it’s retention, and then when I got tired of fighting a bunch of jobsworths alone, screamed for help. I got it, and the deletion commentary is now a fixed part of Wikipedia history.
All of which are side issues. The issue is the quilt.
Which is a gorgeous quilt. (full size image here).
And of course the auction is only open to attendees of FilKONtario (full size image here).
Full size image here. There will of course be a wide range of other items at the auction. In past years we’ve had classic music tapes – a copy of Julia Eclar’s Horsetamer’s Daughter went for $800.00 Canadian one memorable year. Here’s a link to the song’s lyrics, and here’s some information on the tape itself. Due to the sad dissolution of Off Centaur Publications, a lot of classic filk is no longer available. I hate licensing issues.
Full size image here. Would that be a wonderful quilt to have on your feet during a cold winter night?
Full size image here. So if you are still wavering about coming to FilKONtario, now you have another reason to come, to bid on the quilt.
Full size image here. I’ve decided that I will be attending. It comes down to a choice. Be in pain at home. Be in pain at a hotel. I’m going to hurt no matter what, and I hardly ever get out of the house, so I might as well make an exception. Besides, if the pain gets bad, I can always go lie down. Hotel rooms have beds, right?
Full sized image here. The quilt as shown is about 85% complete. Most of what remains to be done is minor detail work.
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And of course it’s a one of a kind. You’ll never see another one exactly like this. Remember, FilKONtario 21, is April 1 – 3, 2011 – that’s less than three weeks away.
Sunday March 13, 2011