|Fabrics shows: |
A3827 Slate, A3787 Ivory, and A4724 Rain
The organization hosting the event, the Furniture Bank of Atlanta, specializes in helping homeless families get furniture for their new apartments and homes, as well as giving women who were victims of domestic violence furniture for a new start.
"The criteria was to take an old chair and turn it into a work of art, so I wanted to show off my quality and craftsmanship," explained Lori of Cherry Lane. "I know how to do upholstery work and drapery work, so I needed to use those skills. I have done projects like this before for my daughter with bows, so I figured why not try a tie!"
|The chair "tie"-d into the workroom!|
The chair was a top 4 money maker for the event and was so popular, the organization changed it from the silent auction to the live auction. The chair sold for $1,300, which was enough money to beat out a trip to Disney including round trip air fair.
Admission to the auction was one bed for a member of the families they were helping. A total of 252 beds was given, in addition to the money raised from the auction. "I think this is an outstanding organization and I would love to work with them more! Special THANK YOU to Chris Hedgecock and staff for helping with the upholstery work!"