2012 Annual Highlands Christmas Party and Auction Saturday, December 1, 2012 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Celebration of Highlands Volunteers and Recognition of 2012 Distinguished Volunteers Don Baker Bill Barnes Winston Davis Lynn Dillow John Winchester
Silent Auction will run from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Live Auction will begin at 2:00 p.m.
Live Auction A. Quilt in blues and pinks A Hand-tied quilt in blues and pinks. This quilt is approximately 90x59 and would make a great gift for the retreat center beds if you would like to purchase it and donate it back to Highlands. Donated by First Presbyterian Church of Fort Collins.
B. Autumn colors afghan This afghan is made by Maxine Gleason. The squares are in the browns and oranges of autumn and it is large enough to cover a twin bed or wrap yourself in during a Broncos game.
B. Quilted acorns and oak table runner with handcrafted cherry bowl Quilted in Fall browns and blacks, the table runner was made by Ruth Tisdale at Valmont Presbyterian Church, and the 8" lacquered cherry wooden bowl was crafted by Kent Payne.
D. Purple quilted wall hanging An approximately 44"x44" paper-pieced log cabin cross quilted wall hanging by Judy Huntley. $50 min
E. Lunar Eclipse photo An approximately 16x24 Canvas wrap photo of the December 2011 lunar eclipse that is almost complete before it dips behind the horizon over the Indian Peaks Wilderness area near Nederland. Donated by neighbor, Mike Schantz.
F. Wooden Cross - Aspen and Orange Crafted by Russ skinner in reddish-orange with aspen trim. These are an auction favorite.
G. Dreams quilt Tranquil blues and greens quilt made by Judith Dickson that encourages us to live, grow, laugh, dream. . Approx 52x60.
Live Auction H. Wooden hiking stick This stick was carved from American Black Walnut by Kent Payne of Farner, TN using only a POCKET KNIFE! The snakes around it were formed when a honeysuckle vine grew around the young walnut tree and the tree grew over the vine.
I. Large pre-printed fabric quilt Nancy Greenwood of Timath Presbyterian Church has contributed this 60"x60" quilt featuring a preprinted design that has been quilted.
J. Maria's cookies Each year, Maria continues a tradition of baking dozens of gourmet Christmas cookies with a dear friend. Packed with care for the trip home from Pennsylvania and pre-screened by airport security. . . They promise to be a delicious part of any Christmas party or family gathering. There are 15 varieties of 10 dozen cookies. This year's new cookie is a white chocolate cherry covered short bread.
K. Antique white quilt with blue baskets A large, handmade white quilt with blue baskets by Maxine Gleason's grandmother, Emily Lindsay.
L. Footprints embroidered wall hanging Footprints in the sand is a favorite verse of many, and graces this embroidered wall hanging (with dowel and ribbon) made by Harriet McNeill.
M. Vintage rocking motorcycle This vintage rocking motorcycle was rescued and lovingly restored for this year's auction by Geoff Noble..
Live Auction N. Trees and Wildlife quilt and matching wall hanging Measuring approximately 52x64, this quilt features pine trees in strips with a brown border that is paired with an approximately 33x43 matching wall hanging. The wall hanging includes a reindeer at the bottom and whimsical hoofprints with green animal print border.
O. Glen Haven Firetruck This matted print by Terry Kasprzak is a photo of a piece of local history. This old Chevrolet fire truck surely saw much action in the Big Thompson canyon, but now sits retired and snow-covered in the small mountain community of Glen Haven. $125 min
P. Queen-sized stack n whack quilt Pieced and designed by Jean Williamson and quilted by Maureen Waite. This item was featured in an earlier auction and has been donated back for sale. It is a beautiful, solid black, large scale floral rose and dahlia print machine pieced and machine quilted item. It is 92.25x110 and is a black cotton/polyester blend. An appraisal is included with this quilt.
Q. Hygiene Propane 300 gallons of propane courtesy of Hygiene Propane Services. Tank must be accessible to the driver and either property owned or leased from Hygiene Propane Services. Delivery must be taken by December 31, 2012. This would also be a great item to donate back to Highlands!
Silent Auction 1. "Winter is Sweet" quilted wall hanging #1 Approx 34 x 26 Quilted wall hanging with rings on each side for hanging. Made by the First Presbyterian Church of Boulder Sewing Circle.
2. Snowman quilt Approx 42x38 quilt made by Marlene Marshall featuring snowmen, penguins and more. $30 min
3. Crocheted shawl Small White crocheted shawl with silver thread accents made by Matthew Walworth.
4. Embroidered snowman Christmas sweatshirt Burgundy sweatshirt (size:large) embroidered by Dixie Anders.
5. Crocheted scarf and hat set Red and cream crocheted set made by Carol Heltenberg.
6. Quilted purse with matching snap purse Leaf-patterned purse with matching quilted leaf snap purse made by Susan Meale. $30 min
7. Quilted wine bottle holder , polo Featuring a polo logo, made by Annely Noble.
8. Quilted wine bottle holder , realtree Featuring realtree fabric, made by Annely Noble.
9. Quilted wine bottle holder , muted patterns Featuring muted patterns, made by Annely Noble.
10. Quilted wine bottle holder , purple Featuring fun purple fabric, made by Annely Noble.
Silent Auction 11. Quilted wine bottle holder , stars Featuring bright stars and made by Annely Noble.
12. Quilted wine bottle holder , pink print Featuring a fun pink "leopard spot" print, made by Annely Noble.
13. Crocheted angel ornaments A set of crocheted angels perfect for decorating your tree or anywhere in the house. Made by Edith McNeill.
14. Wooden Cross 1 (Crown) An ornate wooden cross donated by Marilyn Yates.
15. Wooden Cross 2 (John) John 3:16 graces this small wooden cross.
16. Wooden Cross 3 (WWJD) The letters WWJD grace this small wooden cross.
17. Wooden Cross 4 (Dove) A carved dove is on this small wooden cross donated by Marilyn Yates.
18. Wooden Cross 5 (AZ) Alpha and Omega wooden cross.
19. Light blue accented cowboy snap purse Approx 6x5.5 quilted snap purse with light-blue cowboy theme .
20. Black and brown cowboy snap purse Approx 6x5.5 quilted cowboy snap purse with boots, saddles, and hats.
21. Aquatic life snap purse 6x7 playful quilted aquatic snap purse with turtles and fish.
Silent Auction 22. Hawaiian floral snap purse Hawaiian Floral snap purse. Approx 6x7 in blue with green leaves and pink flowers.
23. Striped snap purse Approx 6x5.5 Purple, Green, and Blue Striped quilted snap purse.
24. Quilted bows and ballet slippers "Happy Feet" quilt Approx 46x35 quilt in pinks and blues made by Pat Blatzer. $20 min
25. Stylin' ladies tote bag Quilted tote bag featuring "stylin" ladies made by Judith Dickson.
26. Soft yellow and floral block child's quilt Approx 38x42 child's quilt in soft yellows and floral blocks.
27. Gardening sheep quilt Approx 40x23 small qiult in pinks and blues with "gardening sheep" riding bicycles!. $20 min
28. Happy birthday pillowcase A special pillowcase for a special day! Made by Marlene Marshall. $10 min
29. Chenille stocking Made by Dixie Anders.
30. Quilted apple snap tote A tote a la Mary Engelbreit pattern made by Marlene Marshall with a fun apple closure snap. $25 min
31. World's Best Grandparents cross-stitch (black matte) Approx 7x9 framed and black matte "World's Best Grandparents" cross-stitch made by Nancy Goin.
Silent Auction 32. Knitted stocking Approx 15x3.5 knitted multicolor sock.
33. Teddy bears quilt Approx 40x34 quilt made by Marlene Marshall. Featuring fun counting teddy bears on one side and denim teddys on the back. $30 min
34. Crocheted blue, hooded baby sweater #1 Washable and crocheted item made by Edith McNeill to keep baby warm.
35. Alphabet in lace quilt The alphabet is featured in this lace quilt. Approx 42x36 in pinks and white florals.
36. Crocheted blue, hooded baby sweater #2 Washable and crocheted item made by Edith McNeill to keep baby warm.
37. "Friendship is a Rainbow.. ." cross-stitch Framed, 9x9 cross-stitch "Friendship is a Rainbow" by Nancy Goin.
38. Tote/Makeup Bag Tan bags with violet stripes and florals.
39. Baby quilt Made by the sewing circle at First Presbyterian Church of Boulder.
40. Crocheted child's dark pinks sweater Washable and made by Edith McNeill.
41. Crocheted teal blanket and bunny Washable small blanket perfect for wrapping up in with an adorable crocheted, floppy-eared bunny.
42. "World's Best Grandparents" cross-stitch Approx 7x9 framed "World's Best Grandparents" cross-stitch .
Silent Auction 43. Handcrafted pink doll cradle with doll, outfit, fleece blanket, and quilt Cradle crafted by Mick Pearl. Includes a doll with clothes and quilt and fleece blankets by Roxanne Bennett.
44. Crocheted violet baby blanket with huggable crocheted pet Washable blanket and huggable crocheted lamp by Edith McNeill.
45. Crocheted baby hug me Wrap up baby in this small "hug me" crocheted by Edith McNeill.
46. Flannel kitten blanket and soft monkey Approx 40x38 flannel kittens tied-quilt with plush monkey.
47. Crocheted whale Washable crocheted whale toy by Edith McNeill.
48. Crocheted"geometric squares" baby blanket with huggable pet A crocheted huggable pet is wrapped in this crocheted baby blanket by Edith McNeill.
49. Crocheted baby hug me Wrap up baby in this small "hug me" crocheted by Edith McNeill.
50. Child's afghan and blue flop-eared bunny Approx 36x32 vanilla, green, purple, and blue crocheted blanket wraps a crocheted washable flop-eared bunny.
51. Pink and yellow block quilt Pink and yellow hand-tied. Approx 36x42 quilt.
52. Rub a dub duckies quilt Approx 48x40 rub a dub duckies hand-tied spring colors quilt.
Silent Auction 53. Crocheted huggable pets (purple shirt) Washable and ready for hugging. Made by Edith McNeill.
54. Crocheted huggable pets (brown w/green shirt) Washable and ready for hugging. Made by Edith McNeill.
55. Crocheted huggable pets (red/white shirt) Washable and ready for hugging. Made by Edith McNeill.
56. Corduroy quilt ("bricks" with brown/tan backing) Hand-tied and approx 84x69.5. This quilt would make a great gift for the retreat center beds if you would like to purchase it and donate it back to Highlands.
57. Plaid blocks quilt (with blue/green backing) Hand-tied and approx 80x61. This quilt would make a great gift for the retreat center beds if you would like to purchase it and donate it back to Highlands.
58. "Men are Only. . ." cross-stitch Approx 12x15 framed "Men are Only Boys. . ." cross-stitch by Nancy Goin.
59. Octagonal wooden Turkish box A decorative octagonal wooden box with elephants on the outside. From the grand bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey. Purchased on a trip while visiting some of the 7 churches of Revelation including Ephesus and Cappadocia. Approx 7x5x2. $25 min
60. Corduroy quilt (small squares with tan backing) Hand-tied and approx 83x59. This quilt would make a great gift for the retreat center beds if you would like to purchase it and donate it back to Highlands.
61. Iris Watercolor Framed and Matted watercolor painted by Don Ellis. $50 min
Silent Auction 62. Large wooden Turkish box From the grand bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey. Purchased on a trip while visiting some of the 7 churches of Revelation including Ephesus and Cappadocia. 8x5x2.5. $25 min
63. Plaid blocks quilt (with red/green/blue backing) Hand-tied and approx 80x61. This quilt would make a great gift for the retreat center beds if you would like to purchase it and donate it back to Highlands.
64. Corduroy quilt ("bricks" with dark brown/tan backing) Hand-tied and approx 91.5x58. This quilt would make a great gift for the retreat center beds if you would like to purchase it and donate it back to Highlands.
65. Framed, matted mountain goat picture Approx 19x23 photo of an elusive mountain goat by Anne Harris-Cross.
66. Moraine Park RMNP Flowers Framed, matted print by Terry Kasprzak.
67. Japanese Prayer Boards Framed and Matted photo of Japanese Prayer boards placed at the foot of Mt. Fuji.
68. Enchanted Forest Gallery wrapped giclee print by Terry Kasprzak. $100 min
69. Quilted Autumn Garden Approx 36x36 wall hanging. Pieced by Phyllis Limiero and Quilted by Janet Mason. $40 min
70. Nativity Christmas Tree A decorated tabletop tree with the nativity featured at its base. $10 min
Silent Auction 71. Large Stocking and crocheted monkey pal Approx 19x7 Americana pieced and sewn with stars and plaids that is paired with an adorable crocheted burgundy monkey.
72. Quilted table topper Octagonal 17" red, tan, and green quilted table topper by Marlene Marshall. $15 min
73. Painted wooden bowl Painted and from Vermont. Donated by Jan Olsen.
74. Purple pinwheel table topper Approx 12x12 purple pinwheels on a tan print background.
75. Quilted "scrollwork" table topper Approx 14x14 design in wines, greens, and vanilla wall hanging with dowel pocket and dowel.
76. Grapes and leaves quilted table runner Table runner with purple grapes and green leaves and border by Dixie Anders.
77. Crocheted purples, whites, blues, and grays baby blanket This washable crocheted blanket is a good size for the crib.
78. Crocheted granny square afghan Washable colorful granny squares made by Edith McNeill.
79. Purple Flower Afghan Made by Maxine Gleason.
80. Red and White Afghan Granny squares afghan made by Maxine Gleason.
Silent Auction 81. Crocheted teal blanket A washable baby blanket crocheted by Edith McNeill.
82. Quilted Apple Festival table runner Quilted in Harvest Reds, Yellows and greens by Ruth Tisdale.
83. "The Greatest Gift. . ." cross-stitch Approx 10x12 framed "The Greatest Gift" cross-stitch by Nancy Goin.
84. Quilted Spring rabbits table runner Bunnies are in the center of this pieced table runner by Mary Beason. $20 min
85. "When it's summer in the Rockies. . ." cross-stitch Approx 10x12 framed cross-stitch by Nancy Goin.
86. Cats table runner Colorful cats with cat and mouse buttons are on this table runner by Marlene Marshall. $20 min
87. I love coffee linen table runner Coffee cups and spoons grace this fun table runner by Marlene Marshall. $20 min
88. Coffee themed quilted table runner with matching placemats Reversible, machine-pieced and quilted by Roxanne Bennett with matching mats.
89. Garden Party quilt/wall hanging #1 Approx 35x28 Garden Party Quilt or Wall Hanging with flowered border and rod pocket.
90. Tan and Green block quilt Approx 35x36 tan and green block quilt by Innerfaith Quilters. $20 min
Silent Auction 91. Garden Party quilt/wall hanging #2 Approx 37x25 Garden Party Quilt or wall hanging that matches Quilted Wall Hanging 1 and includes rod pocket.
92. Patriot's Star table runner Quilted by Donna Deubler and Pieced by Phyllis Limiero. Blue starts on a field of white with red border. $25 min
93. Small summertime quilt Blue checked squares with summer fruits and a red border.
94. Plaid blocks quilt (with red/green backing) Hand-tied and approx 88x60. This quilt would make a great gift for the retreat center beds if you would like to purchase it and donate it back to Highlands.
95. Quilted flowers and stripes table runner Blacks, browns and tans are featured in this table runner by Ruth Tisdale.
96. "Having Someplace to go. . ." cross-stitch Approx 10x12 framed "Having Someplace to go" cross-stitch by Nancy Goin.
97. Quilted birds table runner Quilted strips featuring birds down each side of the runner.
98. "Faith, Family, Friends. . ." cross-stitch Approx 10x12 framed "Faith, Family, Friends" cross-stitchby Nancy Goin.
99. Quilted flowers and birds table runner Quilted strips of Gold, dark blue, and tans printed with birds and flowers.
100. Quilted spring greens and yellows, floral table runner Melba Redwine has put together interlocking diamonds of color in this quilted table runner. $20 min
Silent Auction 101. Quilted Autumn table topper 26" wide, circular table topper with scalloped edges. 11/27/2012
101 Christina $15 min
102. Quilted pumpkins, oak, and acorns table runner An Autumn harvest print is featured in this qilted table runner by Ruth Tisdale.
103. Quilted purples and reds table runner Paula Almasy has pieced a table runner of fun red and purple fabrics. $20 min
104. Quilt patch cross-stitch Approx 12x12 fabric framed quilt block cross-stitch by Nancy Goin.
105. Crewel embroidery wall hanging Squirrels, owls, birds, and bunnies decorate this crewel wall hanging made by Emily Lindsay.
106. Ford in a Barn Gallery wrapped giclee print by Terry Kasprzak.
107. Scrapbooking cards collection #1 Send a special note with this collection of scrapbooked cards by Kerry Yates.
109. "Home, Friendship. . . ", embroidered Christmas kitchen towel, and holly 4 napkin set A collection with a blue framed, 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 "Home, Friendship, Giving. . ." cross-stitch, napkin set, and Christmas kitchen towel to decorate your kitchen.
110. Scrapbooking cards collection #2 Send a special note with this collection of scrapbooked cards by Kerry Yates.
111. Camo crocheted monkey #1 A favorite huggable pal by Edith McNeill.
Silent Auction 112. Camo crocheted monkey #2 A twin to monkey #1 nearby, another huggable pal by Edith McNeill.
113. 6 napkin set w/breadcloth Approx 13x13 napkin set with matching bread cloth to grace your table.
114. Ribbon necklace (multi-colored bright) A bright and adjustable multi-colored ribbon necklace by Karen Yandell. $5 min
115. Dichroic glass pendant A unique and beautiful handmade pendant - no two are alike! $25 min
116. Ribbon necklace (pastels) An adjustable ribbon necklace in pastels by Karen Yandell. $5 min
117. Dichroic glass blue loop earrings Dichroic colorful blue glass with hypo-allergenic wires. $30 min
118. Ribbon necklace (purples and reds) An adjustable necklace of purple and red ribbons by Karen Yandell. $5 min
119. Dichroic glass green bracelet Iridescent dichroic glass bracelet by Karen Butler.
120. Ribbon necklace (black and silver) An adjustable necklace of black and silver ribbons by Karen Yandell. $5 min
Silent Auction 121. Dichroic glass post earrings Iridescent blues and greens sparkle in these dichroic glass post earrings by Karen Butler. $10 min
122. Ribbon necklace (pink) A bright and adjustable pink ribbon necklace by Karen Yandell. $5 min
123. Dichroic glass pin Dichroic glass pin made by Karen Butler. $20 min
124. Bear Lake Matted print of Bear Lake hidden behind snow covered pines. $125 min
125. "A Fisherman. . ." cross-stitch Approx 10x12 framed "A Fisheman Lives Here. . ." cross-stitch.
126. "Best Dad. . ." cross-stitch Approx 7x9 framed "Best Dad" cross-stitch by Nancy Goin.
127. Elk Antlers 5 point antlers ready for mounting or use in crafts.
128. Hand-tied flyfishing flies Designed by the late Don Davis for the Big Thompson River and tied by Tony McColl.
129. Mountain parka kit Men's x-sm or ladies' sm or 12-14 high country mountain parka kit by frostline.
130. Handpainted gourd birdhouse Blue Jays and Pine trees covered with snow are painted to decorate this gourd birdhouse.
Silent Auction 131. Rustic birdhouse A rough wood and branch decorated birdhouse by Terry Kasprzak. $10 min
132. Mountain goat photo Approx 15x12 framed and matted mountain goat photo by Anne Harris-Cross.
133. Painted egg ornament A pretty wooden egg ornament donated by Jan Olsen.
134. Snow Angel Birds surround this snowcovered wooden angel by Terry Kasprzak. $10 min
135. Stained glass window An approx 10x13 window with white dove flying in through an old stone, curved window to land on some branches with purple berries. Piece is framed by zinc structure.
136. Candle collection #1 Featuring a blue Cross and heart-shaped ornament by St. Vrain Candle Craft in Lyons.
137. "Home is where the heart is. . ." cross-stitch Approx 12x15 framed "Home is where the heart is. . ." cross-stitch.
138. Ceramic, handpainted angel 8.5" ceramic Angel offering her blessings. She is dressed in a pink, lace-edged robe and has iridescent wings, blonde hair and blue eyes. Hand painted by Julie Romero. 138 Julie Romero 11/27/2012
139. Candle collection #2 Featuring a lighthouse and ornaments by St. Vrain Candle Craft in Lyons.
Silent Auction 140. Lessa Chillin' Out A framed photo (approx 5x7) of a Highlands favorite horse, Lessa, as she takes a break from Horse Camp to get in a good scratchin'.
141. Mountain Vista painting An original canvas wrap painting by Highlands staff "artist" Victoria Afanasayeva.
142. Vesper Site Cross A framed photo (approx 5x7) of a snowy day at Highlands and the Vesper Site Cross with Mt. Meeker in the background.
143. Hiking stick A light wood walking staff donated by Julia Henderson.
144. Candle collection #3 Featuring a small gold candle and ornaments by St. Vrain Candle Craft in Lyons.
145. Primitive Raggedy Ann doll A fun Raggedy Ann doll donated by Nancy Greenwood at Timnath Presbyterian Church.
146. 4 chicken placemats Fun placemats to decorate your table, by Carol Nickal.
147. "Winter is Sweet" quilted wall hanging #2 Approx 34 x 26 Quilted wall hanging with rings on each side for hanging. Made by the First Presbyterian Church of Boulder Sewing Circle.
148. Wooden Cross - Blue Beetle-kill pine, bluish cast wooden cross made by Russ Skinner.
149. Wooden Cross - Brown Beetle-kill pine, brown cast wooden cross made by Russ Skinner.
Silent Auction 150. Cedar Pedestal 1 Aromatic cedar pedestal that is approximately 30" tall, crafted by Russ Skinner.
151. Cedar Pedestal 2 Aromatic cedar pedestal that is approximately 30" tall, crafted by Russ Skinner.
152. Cedar Pedestal 3 Aromatic cedar pedestal that is approximately 30" tall, crafted by Russ Skinner.