Monday, November 1, 2010


 OK, I am bombarding you with posts....
But so much has been going on, and I'm trying to get through
everything to share with you...
no worries though, once i leave wed. morn, 
I will only be able to post a one picture at a time on my iphone... ;-)


So Thursday was the BASICS GALA...
Remember all the House blocks that you all made, and I thought I'd be making a few quilts,
and it turned into, 60 quilts?
well, this was the second fundraiser...
he first is recapped here,
& Here
This was one big THEME , Back to the 70's/Salsa PARTY...
The couple on the right, Angela, Runs a HIV nursing Care facility for BASICS/PROMESA, 
and Her hubby, Eddie,was our Auctioneer for the evening... 
Nice shades Eddie!

We AUCTIONED off 11 quilts, and raised about another 13,000
Pretty good!  The last auction we auctioned off 17 quilts and raised 13,000  
so fewer quilts, more money!
BASICS/Promesa has the rest of the quilts which they will sell to raise 
more funds throughout the year on their site, and for special events...
So, Here's a recap in photos... 
When I have the Professional photos I will post... but for now...
 Bidding went crazy for the Safari themed quilt.. Here, you see someone bidding it up!
 Most of the large quilts went for 900-$,1200 a piece...
 Baby quilts went for $600-900 a piece
My husband, little did I know, 
also bought one of the BABY quilts..

Do you think he's trying to tell me something?
LOL!  He said it's his... all his.. so there you have it! This quilt now lives with me!

 Our New York Governor, David Paterson was there, and spoke, 
and I presented him with a quilt on stage as a thank you for his support of the program.

 This picture makes me laugh...  I'm the giant between three men!
(L-R)Hector Diaz(President of BASICS/PROMESA, ME, Governor Paterson, 
and Raul Russi ( Chief Executive Officer BASICS/PROMESA)
 Fun was had by all!
 They had this AWESOME SALSA band, and let me tell you, these kids
ripped up the floor with there moves!
Much better photos soon...  We all had a blast, can you tell?

You guys have been the best!  
Can you believe that that one blog post for your help,
raised about $30,000! 


NEXT UP is the

 Click for more info.

One of the Housing units, of I believe 38 families will receive Quilts that you all have sent in...
When I return from Houston, I plan on running up to photograph all the quilts that have been donated...


  1. Keep the posts coming, V! I love reading what you're up to.

    This post brought tears to my eyes, seeing all that love for raising funds for those in need! And it looked like a really fun party to top it off. Kudos to you for doing all this amazing work. BTW, you look fabulous!

  2. Awesome!! And your husband has good taste....several of my house blocks are in HIS quilt ;)

  3. Good work - and CONGRATULATIONS!! Your husband picked a cute quilt!

  4. I love being bombarded by your posts that remind us what LIFE is all about! I love these photos and what a difference you and the quilters have made!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. So amazing that you did so much good with quilts!! Congrats!!!

  6. Congratulations!!! That is major fundraising money. The whole thing is so inspiring, what you and everyone who contributed block did. BTW, you look like a supermodel standing there with the men!

  7. Victoria, that is absolutely awesome!! I am so happy for you. You are an inspiration to me and I know to many others. Thanks for sharing and for willing to be available.

  8. Way to go!! That is just fantastic!! So much money, so many generous people equals one fantastic cause. I am so glad that I was a part of it and you were AMAZING! Big heart you have, my friend!

  9. Absoluely amazing V! Congratulations on another successful fundraising event!

  10. congratulations on such a successful fund raiser. You guys all did such a great.

  11. Wonderful event! Thanks for updating. You look pretty good up there:)

  12. congratulations! what an awesome job and you look fantastic. see you soon!

  13. This is a great post V! Your dream coming to fruition! And you look amazing! Yay for you!

  14. I can't stop the tears reading through your post: you look FAB! your smile says it all...
    Congratulations, and I can tell you my salsa hips were moving just seeing the pix! What a celebration!


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