From now thru September 25, 2009, you can bid on this gorgeous quilt through the New England Quilt Museum. The quilt features Marcus Fabrics’ American Pastimes fabric collection, which was designed in conjunction with the museum. This spring, 24 members of this year’s Boston Red Sox team autographed blocks of muslin for the museum, acting through the Red Sox Foundation, the charitable arm of the team. The signers include favorite players Kevin Youkilis, Tim Wakefield, Jonathan Papelbon, and Jason Varitek. When nationally-acclaimed quilt artist Rosemary Bawn agreed to transform the signed muslin blocks into a quilt, it became evident that a truly wonderful piece was in the works – not only significant as baseball memorabilia, but also as a special creation by a well-known fiber artist.
The result is this stunning work, with a diorama of Fenway Park, and a central panel of the signed muslin. The quilt is being auctioned on eBay now! To view the quilt, and to place your bid, visit http://bit.ly/4CVHI. But hurry; the auction ends on the evening of September 25, 2009!