Monday, 10 January 2011

.Queensland Flood Relief Appeal Auctions.

When Jan emailed me from a flooded Queensland town, her husband was at a Town Council meeting to organise clean-up operations and she was at home thinking about ways she could help make a difference to families who had lost everything.  Jan suggested making products to donate to these families, and it got me thinking that we could go one step further and raise money to donate to the Queensland Flood Relief Appeal.

Here's the plan.  On Monday 17th January, I will have a master list of bloggers who will be running auctions from their blogs, selling products that they make or from their stores.  You will have one week to bid on these auctions, and hopefully be the lucky winner of these great products.  Auctions will be open for 1 week, and will close at midnight on Monday 24th January.

All of the money raised at these auctions will go directly to the Queensland Government Flood Relief Appeal.  I feel so blessed sitting in my dry home, enjoying my peaceful surrounds and my heart goes out to those who are suffering in our own country at the moment.  I feel helpless when I watch the news and see the terrible destruction and devastation that is happening on our own shores and want to do something that will help make a difference - I hope you will join with me!

So, what can you do?  
If you have a blog, you might be interested in holding an auction on your blog (it is really simple to do!)  I want to get things up and running as soon as possible, so if you are interested, please let me know right away and I will send you an email with more information.

You can also help by supporting the auctions and bidding.  I am hoping to have a great range of fantastic bloggers and products up for auction.  What better way to shop than receive great products knowing that ALL of the money you have paid is going to benefit someone in need?!

Keep checking back for more information...I'll have the QLD Flood Appeal Auctions button (see top right) linked to a page of auctions in the next few days and will continue to update the list as people sign up. 

Thanks for reading and I hope you are ready to join with me in making a difference to those in need.

128 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is horrendous.

Take a look at all the videos on here:
http://floods.videohq.tv

They show how REAL this is. PLEASE DONATE.

The Kings said...

Good on you Tone. Looking forward to seeing how much can be raised.

Corrie said...

blogged Toni and so glad you have organised this :)

Corrie:)

Christine said...

Can you please email me, I would like to auction a quilt

Christine

Leonie said...

We are in North Brisbane and safe at the moment but its devastating watching all this happening around us.

I have also blogged about it.

Would love to help out too but in the process of moving back to NZ.. will look to donate instead.

Hi! I'm Katie said...

Thankyou so much Toni! Still in shock over what happened in Toowoomba and the Darling Downs yesterday. We were very lucky to have 2 weeks to pepare our town for the flood waters. These people had no time at all. They need as much help as possible!! Bring on the Auction! Can't wait!Thanks again Toni!

Toni Searle said...

I'd like to be involved, I live in QLD and have friends and relatives being affected by this horrifying amount of water.
I can definitely auction one of my bags.

The Oz Material Girls said...

Fabulous idea Toni... We would love to get involved, I have emailed you :)

The Oz Material Girls

Saffron Craig fabrics said...

Hi Toni, these floods are so devastating I would like to help in any way I can. Thanks for being the instigator for a fund raiser.

Anita said...

Brilliant idea Toni - saw it on retromummy as well so the word is definitely spreading! I'm not a blogger but I'll definitely be bidding and just made our donation to the Qld appeal online. My family are there and I know people who are doing it hard in Condamine and Rocky - so thank you for getting this going.

Fiona said...

Hi Toni,

I would like to have an auction on my blog - Please e-mail me and I will forward details etc.

Hugs - Fee

PS. Thanks for doing this :)

Ange said...

Hi Toni

I have just started my blog but as I have friends and family being affected by the floods I would like to donate a couple of items to auction off. Looking forward to helping and hearing from you soon.

Ange

Kylie said...

Count me in Toni. I will crochet up a few sets of sandwiches.

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The Bartons said...

WOW TONES THIS IS AWESOME!!! its quite scary up here at the moment hope and praying the rain will ease our heart goes out to all that are affected! such a terrible morning to wake up to especially today!!! xoxox

Donna said...

Hi Tone, Please email me as I have a newly finished lap quilt that I would like to auction.

Thank you
Donna

ps - I had to delete my last comment as it didn't contain my display name for some reason. Cheers Donna

melissa said...

Hi Toni, i would like to donate a quilt for the auction can you contact me? thanks Melissa

cheryl said...

Hi Toni, I have lived in Toowoomba for 21 years and have never seen anything like this. Please email me the details, I would like to participate.
Thanks, Cheryl

Ruby Star said...

Count me in, I'd love to help, I have a sweet pillow to be auctioned.

Tanya said...

You are wonderful. Good on you for organising something practical

Jennie said...

I'll make a W Class Cushion to auction. Let me know what to do.

leeah said...

I have emailed you about this :0) Great to see so many people wanting to help. I have some items that I can auction

Lorraine said...
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Lorraine said...

Great idea , I have a quilt I'll donate .
I have blogged about this , to spread the word.

Naomi said...

Thanks so much for organising this auction - I don't have any goods that I can sell as I use my blog to write.
I decided to write about an Evacuation plan and 72 Hour Kit to help out those who still have time left. My link is: http://www.sevencherubs.com/2011/01/evacuation-kit-and-72-hour-kit.html

I have also added your button to my sidebar in the hope that others will come here to donate items etc.

Good luck getting goods and if there is anything else I can do I would love to know.

Cheers, Naomi x

Naomi said...

p.s - awesome to find another lds lady. Naomi xx

Daniella Germain said...

I would love to auction a couple of my hand made rubber stamps for this fantastic cause. Please drop me an email to let me know how I can be involved!

Jody of Because I'm Me said...

I would love to auction a quilt (small). Thanks for organizing this.

Kate @SwimBikeQuilt said...

I would be interested in auctioning something. Please send me the details. I'm so sorry--the devastation is horrible.

Miss Amy said...

I would love to help I would like to have an auction please email me with details amy@weepantz.com.

My heavily pregnant sister (could give birth any day now) is trapped in Caboolture so we are all praying for their safety, but money helps too so this is a great idea!

objectsofwhimsy said...

I have posted the auctions on my blog and I have also added a link to the QLD gov site. Best of Luck to all our QLD cousins we are thinking of you and will help you through this.

Penny said...

Bless you Toni. Blogged about the auction :)

Monkeys in my pocket said...

please email me at jomoritz@westnet.com.au
I am going to blog about it right now

Julia said...

This is a great idea Toni.

I have two bags I would like to auction..I'll blog about it ..
Julia ♥

Posie Patchwork said...

Hi Toni, Corrie put me onto you, sounds great, my husband lives in Brisbane so ready & willing to help from Canberra. Love Posie

Kelly said...

Please email me too, I would love to to help with an auction

Jennifer said...

Count me in Toni. Happy to auction off something handmade. I have blogged about this too.

Amber said...

HI Toni - I'll make something to auction off too - can you send me the info?!

akcarrillo@yahoo.com

Julia said...

Hi Toni, I have two of my bags I would like to auction to help..
Yesterday we had deliberatley lit fires not far from me..homes were lost,
My heart and thoughts go out to those who are doing it tough right now..
Please let me know what I need to do, I have blogged my bags
Julia ♥

Joy said...

Hi Toni, what you're doing is fabulous!! Please email me - I'd love to auction a kit and one of my patterns.
Hugs,
Joy

Polka Dot Rabbit said...

I'm donating all proceeds at Polka Dot Rabbit next week to flood relief, although an auction might be better? could you email me when you have a chance? cate@polkadotrabbit.com

Suzi said...

I have already put up a work to sell with all proceeds going to the flood relief on the Facebook page of my 1000 words for Summer project http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150124420288573&set=a.315891663572.182821.286098323572 and will post a blog too. I have other works I could include so, please let me know how I can be involved in the blog auction

:)Suzi.

Sasha said...

Hi Toni, I have two kits that I would like to auction. I only have 5 followers so I'm not sure how successful it would be though, but anything is something! Email me with details!

sewwhatnext said...

Hi Tony thank you very much for organising this auctioned. My family will be participating and I have emailed you about this.

Nikki said...

Well done, you!

I'm happy to auction a bag or purse or something... looking forward to details on how....

meldevine said...

Hey Toni, great work!!! Our family is in Rocky and also in brissy, so we are trying to help out any way we can. Dont have anything to auction, but we will be bid-bid-bidding!!!!

Amelia said...

Thanks for doing this Toni. I really want to get involved. I've blogged about it and will email you when I know what I can put up for auction.

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

I am super super super super super keen!!!
please add me to the list!

Sweet Birdie Blue said...

yes please as i would love to auction some items for this appeal


smiles,
trace xo

Ali said...

I would be happy to auction one of my knitted dresses. Can you email me too please?

Ellieboo said...

I would love to do an auction - can you send me the details - wow just watched the news (first chance today) -serious stuff

Wendy B said...

Hi Toni,
I'd love to be involved...it's a fabulous way of helping!
I'd like to hold an auction....don't really make anything professionally, but would like to donate either some patterns, jelly roll or something of the like??
Can you email me with details??
Thanks so much, you're amazing!
sweet hugs
Wendy XX :O)

BusyBsewBiz said...

We have been brought to tears watching the devastation and loss through news reports. I'll be stitching up some stuff for auction. Please email me with any details.

Jackie @ craftonmymind said...

Hi Toni - I have a fairy skirt or two to auction off - are you able to email me the details?

allsewnup said...

OMG!!! Please email auction info. I have a box pouch I'd like auction for this cause.

hugs,
Carolyn

Sandy O. said...

Hey, I've just posted this amazing idea on my blog. Hope it helps. The best of luck to you and to all of Queensland.

Sandy
www(dot)happiestwhencrafting(dot)blogspot(dot)com

Fun With This and That said...

I can do something .It is on the news here in ND too. It is so bad there .So I will donate a small pillows. All so hope I win something too. I hope I can post the auction I'm not too bright at this. Laura

Katherine said...

Thank you for organizing a way for us to help, Toni. I want to participate by auctioning something I've handmade. (Just need to decide what that will be! ;o)
I'm so sorry such a disaster has occurred and feel for everyone affected.

MMQG said...

Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild has posted about this. Great work Toni!

Helene said...

I've posted about it too, thanks Toni! Awesome job!

radishandruth said...

Hi Toni,
Aimee from Greentree emailed me about the Auction. I would love to be involved. - Will pop up a post today - and you can contact me at radishandruth@gmail.com

ta
Bec

The Oz Material Girls said...

Hi Everyone,

In conjunction with Toni's Auctions, We are running a huge auction on our FACEBOOK Page where lots of girls have got together and donated prizes and the auction will have huge exposure so hopefully we will raise a motza for the appeal, if you would like to add yours into the list you can email us at floodappealauction@gmail.com - together we can make a difference

Also check our page for details
http://www.facebook.com/OzMaterialGirls

The Oz Material Girls

Charlotte said...

Hi Toni,
I would love to help out by holding an auction. Please email me more details.
prebblec@gmail.com

What a great way to help out.
Keep up the great work.

Charlotte x

manda said...

Hi,
I'd like to help too...can you please email me the details//
thanks for co-ordinating this
Manda

Robyn said...

I've posted on my blog and put up the button. I'll try and get this on my facebook sight also.

ange_moore said...

Toni - I have a quilting book and some fabric that I'd like to auction as part of this appeal. I'd appreaciate if you could please add me to your list!

Thanks so much for getting in a doing something practical at this horrific time for those in Queensland.

Screamstress said...

Hi Toni What a wonderful idea! I'm sure I could put together a little prize pack to auction, please send me the details :)

Kylie's blog said...

Great idea Toni. I have spread the word on facebook. Goodluck :)

Jewells said...

Yes, I will auction a set of my herb spoons..please let me know what to do...cheers

Darling Dotty said...

I'd like to be involved.
I'm from Toowoomba. So many people here and in the Lockyer Valley, where I grew up, have been hit so incredibly hard. They need all the help th can get.

Carmel's Closet said...

Super idea - will email you and make something.
Carmel

Sandy said...

Thanks Toni, for organising this. Have sent am email to you and will blog very shortly. Sandy

Cassiescuddles said...

Please count me in, I have plenty of patterns to put up a kit or two. My email is cassie@hoodfamily.org.au

Tas said...

Hi Toni. Thank you for taking the initiative. I am going to have an raffle- like Jodie. I have put a link to your blog.

Adele said...

Hi Toni, yes, I would love to be part of this. Cheers, Adele

Posie Patchwork said...

I'm all set to go with an auction & raffle & giveaway tomorrow morning. Awesome work Toni, love Posie

Materialist said...

I would love to contribute some items for auction... but I don't think an auction on my blog is going to get enough attention. If I can contribute goods to somebody else's auction, please let me know... and I'll check out the Oz Material Girls to see if I can contribute that way.

Thanks for getting things rolling.

Jess

Carmel's Closet said...

Hi Toni,
Thanks for message on blog - have already emailed your contact email and received back info email. Thank you. Go well.
Carmel
x

Erica Louise said...

Hi there, I would like to hold an auction on my blog. Pls email details to erica (@) recycled-fashion.com. Thnx for organising this

Miss Cackle said...

I have a group fo writers who would be interested in doing this. Can you let us know how we'd go about it? katesgordon [at] gmail [dot] com

Austy's Mum said...

I would like to donate a soaker/shorties and embroidered t-shirt set for the auctions. I am unwell at the moment so can't get started straight away but thought a semi custom set would be doable as I can do it to suit the size/sex required after I am better. Please send me an email with details roxyaus@hotmail.com

jhoanna said...

This is an awesome idea! I would love to auction up one of my softie fawns on my blog next week with all proceeds going to the appeal. Please send me details on how to be involved!

Chic Mother and Baby said...

Happy to donate party printables that have been designed and can be customised for any event.

Please email me x

Steph said...

What a champion effort Toni! Count me in..could you please email me the details.
Thanks so much :) x

Tina said...

Well I don't have anything to auction off, but if I can get something together by Sunday evening I certainly will join in the auction. Otherwise I'll be bidding for sure.

Laura said...

Hi Toni,
I've posted at http://omongkosongibulaura.blogspot.com/p/e-auctions-for-charity.html
I was thinking it might be an idea to put together an e-auction for charity site, like an ebay shop. I'm looking into it but you may be better placed to do so.
I have only just started blogging so don't expect I'll get much traffic - might be better to post the bag pic on someone else's site and I'll post it to whereever.

black ribbons said...

I am sure that many Queenslanders (including myself, though I have thankfully not been in the flooded areas) would thank you from the bottom of their heart for organising this fundraiser.
Best wishes to you and your family.

Chookyblue...... said...

Toni do you have a list of the blogs having auctions

Levin said...

Hi Toni,

My son would like to knit a washcloth to auction off (he's 9 and just learnt how to knit). Would this be okay?

Cheers
Levin

Jelly Wares said...

This is such a great idea, good on you for organising... Lets see how much we can raise those poor flood effected families..

Jodie :)

nicole said...

hey toni!
i'd really like to take part and auction something off :D
hopefully it'll help out

thanks so much for rallying all of us bloggers into helping out!
xox

Crafty Mama said...

Hi Toni, I'll get involved too, emailing you now.

Lisa

www.craftymamas.com.au

Cassiescuddles said...

I have just posted my two auctions on my blog. I hope that they raise some money. Thanks for the idea.

Jenny said...

Great idea Toni, i would love to auction an artwork from my blog. Can you please send me an email on how to do it.
cheers
Jenny
http://outlook8studio.com

Rochelle said...

Hi there Toni,

I would like to help with auctioning something. I don't know what yet but I'm sure I will be able to rustle up something.

Angela said...

I would love to host an auction. I'm in New Orleans, so I definitely understand some of the devastation caused by flooding. Please email me with any information.

beeware said...

hi Toni..I would love to auction some special fabric thru my blog. Please let me know how to do this- thanks for your ideas & energy
Belinda

Anonymous said...

Hi Toni, it is so heartbreaking to see all the devastation. I don't have a blog so will certainly keep an eye on the auctions. My thoughts and prayers go out to all during this terrible time. Debbie
deb247@netspace.net.au

Kerry said...

Hi Toni, I would love to join in on the Auction, what you have organised is wonderful, we are so lucky - the least we can do is donate something, could you please send me the details
Thanks

Cherry Red Quilter said...

Thanks for giving us a way to help. i will auction off a penguin softie i have just finished on my blog - hope that is ok

Andy said...

I would love to join in with this and hold an auction too if I am not too late to join up. Thanks Andy.

A. said...

My husband and I were shocked last night as we watched video footage of cars floating away out of a parking lot. Please send me info about the auction! amandafetters at gmail dot com

quiltzyx said...

Please send me info on how to do an auction on my blog!
I have been lucky enough to visit Queensland several times & would love to help.

sue

Cathy said...

Hi there - great idea getting all this info in the one place. I am currently setting up a page for my auction - will come back with the URL soon.

Lynne S of Oz said...

I have some hand knitted shawls I can auction (winner's choice of three or four). Let me know how to join in please.
(PS am away this weekend, back on Monday afternoon. PPS natiel311atgmail)

Cathy said...
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Cathy said...

I am back ;-)
my items for auction are here:
http://cathy-mysewingroom.blogspot.com/2011/01/qld-flood-appeal-my-auctions.html

gina marie said...

toni/carli - thankyou for doing this.

auction necklaces is up on my blog now -- this is exciting!! so very glad I could do something from here! go villages!! we all can make a difference... wahoo!

Emma said...

I would love to host a quilt auction on my blog - please let me know what to do to participate. Thanks, Emma.
www.sampaguitaquilts.blogspot.com

busygnomes said...

Thanks toni for organizing this.
I would love to help, by auctioning some fabric on my blog.

Dijanne Cevaal said...

Hi Toni- I have just put a quilt on my blog for auction- and have linked to your blog. Is there anything more I should do?

Delia (Del) said...
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Delia (Del) said...

Hi Toni
What a great idea.
I have my auction all ready in draft to go. I have linked to your blog. Is there anything else I need to know?

Delia

sewmeow said...

YES...please email me the information.

sewfunquilts at sbcglobal dot net

Nayjay said...

Can you please email me? I would like to do this too.

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Andrea said...

I 'm looking forward to being one of those peoples who purchases rather than creates for the Flood Relief Auction. (My blog doesn't get a lot of traffic, and my sewing machine has bad tension, so I won't be the best person to make something!!)

Fantastic idea, so glad the blog community is so full of big hearted people!!

Amanda said...

Hi Toni, this is a brilliant idea - thanks for organising. I have added your button to my blog. I have at least 4 amigurumis I would love to donate for this auction, I worry my blog doesn't get enough attention but please please email me the details anyway and I am going to give this a go!

craftschmaft.com said...

Hi Toni, you are wonderful to organise this. I've blogged about it and am planning to put an owl mobile and baby owl up for grabs. Please email me with anything I need to know. claire(at)craftschmaft.com

Belinda said...

I would love to auction something on my blog too....

Torunn said...

Hi Toni, I would love to take part and have an auction on my blog. Please send me the details!

Exquisite Accessories said...

Hi thats fantastic I have been getting organised to do something now I am back from Brisbane I would love to do an auction please let me know what to do my e-mail is power.1@mac.com I have a lovely french cotton baby quilt & organic cotton ruck sack I have made loads of linen & organic hearts ready for valentines day was going to sell those & put the money to the relief fund anything to help just advice look forward to hearing from you :)

dale246 said...

If you have anything you can giveaway to flood victims or if you can help flood victims rebuild their homes and businesses, please post on http://www.rebuildqueensland.com

Little Lizard King said...

I'd love to help. How exactly do we set up an auction on our blogs? Let people bid for your items using comments? Just let me know the specifics, and I'll get started.
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Qld flood was devastating. I found a useful website qldflood.org.

lala belle weddings said...

Hi Toni, we just set up an independent auction on our blog, but would love to be included in yours. please email lalabelleshoppe@gmail.com

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Used rollers auction said...

Sound Good! It sound nice to help the flood victims through auction things and earn money for these victims.

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