Scinteallate: what it was all for

The fundraiser was yesterday.

The event was fantastically successful. In the three years the Nude Lunch has been going, the number of attendees has doubled, the sponsors have quadrupled, and the sum raised has gone from $70,000 in 2018 to over $100,000 this year, nearly half as much again.

The proceeds fund a dedicated ovarian cancer palliative care nurse in Mackay, with the balance going to ovarian cancer research.

Those of you who worked on the quilt, who encouraged and offered support, you helped to make that happen. Thank you.

Here’s a link to our local TV news network’s FB page, with their coverage of the event. (It’s on mute, so you need to turn up the sound at bottom right) Sadly, you don’t see the quilt, but it gives you an idea of the scale of the thing. I’ve checked with the Nude Lunch directors, and they’ve told me that the bidding was enthusiastic and the quilt raised $1,230. Again, thank you.

We’ll be doing it again next year. If you’d like to be a part of it, whether again or for the first time, do get in touch. I promise I’ll give us a more reasonable deadline this time!

Well done, you lot. And thank you.




70 thoughts on “Scinteallate: what it was all for

  1. cazinatutu says:

    Wow. What a result.

  2. nanacathy2 says:

    My gosh, no idea how much that was in sterling, but it sounds like a huge sum. Well done everyone and especially well done Kate.

  3. Lynda says:

    Yes! ❀
    And I want to participate again next time.

  4. Wish there were a “love” button I could click on. Well done!

  5. claire93 says:

    well done to everyone!

  6. Sandy says:

    Well done!

  7. tialys says:

    Fantastic! I enjoy being part of the teal team (count me in for next time – I’ve just bought new supplies) and I’ll bet it makes all your design, quilting and assembly work worthwhile when it’s all such a success.

  8. craftycreeky says:

    Wow! Well done Kate πŸ™‚ Count me in again next year πŸ™‚

  9. Thank you for the update ~ fabulous ~ I enjoyed seeing the video too! Here’s to a labor of love, healing and cure ~ I would love to participate again πŸ™‚

  10. Dayphoto says:

    WOW! That’s a nice amount of change! Well done!

  11. Elaine says:

    Wow! Great job ~ Wonderful results!

  12. magpiesue says:

    Wow. Hurray for those with deep pockets and appreciation for the handmade! I’ll do it again if I can. πŸ™‚

  13. How wonderful – well done everyone!

  14. jeanswenson says:

    I was sorry to miss this go around, but hope to join in the next round. Such a great cause – congrats one and all!

  15. Great result. The event coverage looked fabulous… couldn’t see you though πŸ™ƒ

  16. Steph says:

    That is a terrific result, well deserved for everyone’s beautiful work.

  17. anne54 says:

    Oh well done everyone! It was a beautiful quilt, and raised a good amount for a very deserving cause. The TV coverage was good publicity too, with your friend Trudie being honoured. I agree with Dale…a fundraiser to get you there next year (although I think the organisers should be able to wangle a free ticket for you).

    • katechiconi says:

      I think it would be better if they kept the free ticket and sold it to someone else. It’s a fair amount of money, and I’m not much of a party animal! What I do wish is that someone had recorded the auctioning of the quilt on their phone so I could see it. That would be quite enough excitement for me πŸ™‚

  18. congratulations to everyone involved and especially to you, Kate. The quilt looks lovely and what a wonderful amount for a very special cause. Thank to all of you. πŸ™‚

  19. Woo hoo!!! What a marvel you are in organizing this Kate:). We all love you!!❀️❀️

  20. I’m so happy that it went so well!!! I’m with you, stay on the sideline and hear about the fun from a distance.

    • katechiconi says:

      That’s it, exactly. But I would have loved to see the bidding so I could pass on a little of that excitement to the others….

      • You got it there on time and they paid almost what it was worth. That’s a big deal in my book. Time to pat yourself on the back for a job well done along with all the others who contributed. I haven’t bee able to sew in ages. ;( Soon, winter is coming. πŸ™‚

      • katechiconi says:

        And down here, summer is coming. I’m dreading the heat a bit, which has started early. Lots of skulking around indoors in the shade and cool… Perfect excuse for sewing, I think!

  21. knitnkwilt says:

    Cheers! It is good to see bidding worth the quilt.

  22. Emmely says:

    That is a very nice result, congratulations! I’d like to contribute next time but I’m currently already happy if I have time to occasionally keep up with some blogs so perhaps I could sponsor some teal fabrics or something else instead of sewing blocks.

    • katechiconi says:

      That’s a very kind offer, and I think it would be very helpful when the time comes. I completely understand that raising a little person is very time consuming, and I’m just grateful that my own fur child does so much sleeping!

  23. KerryCan says:

    That’s a wonderful outcome but, of course, I think the quilt was worth way more than $1200! You all did a beautiful job and you should be very chuffed to have been the fearless leader who made it all come together!

    • katechiconi says:

      In terms of woman hours, yes, but its value to the cause is what someone’s been prepared to pay for it, so there we are. I’m glad it’s such a good result compared with what the quilts were raising through Ovarian Cancer Australia, which was very poor by comparison.

  24. Terri says:

    Congratulations on such a job well done. $1230 is fantastic and has to be very satisfying for all of you who worked on this wonderful project. Can’t wait to see what you design for next year.

    • katechiconi says:

      I’m really pleased for everyone: the organisers, the beneficiaries, and of course, us! For the next one, I have an idea percolating already but I’d like to do a bit more work on it first, and it’s not time to announce it yet.

  25. rutigt says:

    IΒ΄m glad we can help raising money. IΒ΄ll definitely be joining you next time!!

  26. That’s incredible! Well done to you and everyone who contributed πŸ™‚

    • katechiconi says:

      It is good, isn’t it? I was really pleased when I heard, because sometimes there just isn’t the interest and it goes for much less than the amount of work justifies.

  27. Fantastic! Congratulations to everyone involved.

  28. gwenniesgardenworld says:

    Congratulations all, what a nice sum you got for the ovarian cancer plaid ! But it is a stunner !!

  29. Robin Murphy says:

    Great result Kate, I am happy to join in again for such a great cause and it is very close to my heart. I have also added a few more teals to the stash, just can’t resist when I see them. Thank you for all your hard work.

    • katechiconi says:

      Great! We’ll be very glad to have you along again. You made me laugh about slipping a few new teals into the stash – once you’ve been bitten by the teal bug, you’ll see them everywhere!

  30. Joanne S says:

    Wonderful news for such a great cause. Everyone who worked on this project: congratulations!

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