I have been fighting with myself since last evening. A group from our church held an auction to raise funds to be sent to New Orleans - to continue work helping folks wth rebuilding. Clearly a very needy cause and something that I feel good helping with. So I made a lap-sized quilt - pretty cute if I say so, myself. String pieced, scrappy, different colored squares with a black border and rainbow striped binding. Because it was sewn onto muslin, I didn't use batting, but backed it with flannel. This is the second year that I donated a lap quilt.
The decision was made to put the quilt in the silent auction, instead of the live auction as it was last year. In the end, the quilt went for $126. I am working to not be arrogant about the whole thing, but at that price my efforts paid about $3-4 per hour. [In the live auction last year, the quilt raised well over $300.] So the argument with myself, obviously, is do I continue to support the cause, with quilting, even if my donation raises a reasonably small amount? I did purchase things at the auction and contributed in that way, so maybe I should just get over myself and call it good.