There is an auction going on over on eBay for a beautiful, handcrafted quilt made by Terri Hodges, wife of 501st Honarary Member Tom Hodges.
Here is the statement from the MySpace page on the making of the quilt:
The 501st Quilt is a project that I am working with the Golden Gate Garrison with all proceeds going to The Make a Wish Foundation.Troopers and Friends of the Legion, from all over the world, have already donated hundreds of patches. The First of the Quilts will be auctioned off at San Diego Comic-Con 2008, with others following at other conventions and on eBay
San Diego ComiCon starts this coming weekend but the auction is taking place on eBay, so that even those who can not make it to the convention will have a chance to bid on the quilt. Please remember that 100% of the final sale price goes to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Auction ends on July 29, 2007 at 9:08 PDT. And you can see a picture of the quilt on the Quilts MySpace Page.
Do you know who R2KT is? I am not really sure how to describe her to those that don’t. I know it may sound weird to some but I always end up choked up and cry a bit when I think of the story behind a pink astrometric droid. But its always a story one should here – even if they aren’t huge Star Wars fans. The droid is a life size replica of R2-D2 but in pink and was built for a very special little girl: Katie Johnson (daughter of 501st founder Albin Johnson). To read the story of how R2-KT came to be built please go here. Okay, I can’t really type much more so I am just going to repost the news story of the that is being made to raise funds for Make-A-Wish.
Now fans of R2-KT, the pink Imperial droid with the heart of gold, can get their own collectible “challenge” coin and contribute to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the charitable organization that was so supportive to R2-KT’s inspirational namesake Katie Johnson. The commemorative coin is 1.5 inches in diameter with antique silver and nickel finish, dual plated with gold and soft enamel for the coloring. There is no limit to how many coins you may purchase, and all proceeds will be donated to Make-A-Wish. To pre-order your R2-KT coin, PayPal $10.00 US (includes fees and worldwide shipping) to firstname.lastname@example.org or e-mail for other payment options. Click here for an image of this very special coin which commemorates the girl who moved a Legion.
Thank you for your time. 😀
(To keep things going smoothly I am reposting my initial costume updates over here from my original myspace blog posts.)
Also on my list of costumes is an Imperial Crewman. This will give me the ability to troop at events where my Fem Tusken may not be acceptable.
I found a hat online but I think I may of done the wrong thing buying on ebay. I don’t feel as good about it now as I did when I said I would buy it. But I guess I will have to take my chances now. l’sigh.
And in case anyone was wondering – no set goal for finishing this one. I have some of the things already but all my money for costumes is coming out a savings I set aside awhile ago to fund my costuming. Stupid and weird. Yes.
You can read more about my IC costume here: https://varzaland.wordpress.com/costuming/imperial-crewman/