Wednesday, January 09, 2008

2008 Iowa Caucus Autographed Quilt - Sold on Ebay for $1,225

Did you see the recent eBay auction for an autographed quilt featuring blocks for seven Democratic candidates? The proceeds, according to the auction text, were to support the Warren County (IA) Democratic Central Committee.

The quilt measured 60" X 67". The nine 16" blocks were cut from Presidential campaign t-shirts. The seven of eight SIGNED US Presidential candidates highlighted in the quilt include: Joe Biden, Hilary Clinton, Chris Dodd, John Edwards, Dennis Kucinich, Barack Obama and Bill Richardson. The only block not signed, according to the auction text, was from Senator Mike Gravel.

The bidding started at $20. Fifteen bidders later, the electronic gavel fell on the final bid of $1,225! See, there is a market for campaign quilts! (Source: eBay item number 260199894440, auction ended Jan 8, 2008) Enjoy!

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