flash forward, i found out the other day how it went with the auction. it raised $2200!! the good news is that the mom that bought the quilt had 4 kids that went through Walker- she had bought the 5th grade quilt for the first 3 and this was her last child going through, so now each child has a quilt for their 'hope chest'.
the quilt measures 60" square. i SIDed most of the quilt.