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Repurposed Jimmy Buffett banner will help KIB water trees

INDIANAPOLIS – (July 24, 2012) This week only; beautiful, handmade items constructed from a repurposed Jimmy Buffett concert backdrop are available via online auction to benefit Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB) and their work to water more than 8,000 trees around Indy during the drought. Part of a sewing challenge, hosted by Crimson Tate :: Modern Quilter in April, contestants created handmade items from 52, one-yard pieces of a canvas back drop from Jimmy Buffett’s Indy show in 2003.

Eight items are currently being auctioned on KIB’s website; pieces range from a child’s teepee, numerous bags, and even a few BBQ apron sets—the perfect handmade gift for any Parrot head. To view the items, please visit Auction ends Saturday, July 28, with all proceeds from the sale of these items will benefit KIB’s work to water trees during the drought.

A special thank you to Indianapolis Modern Quilt Guild for their donation of several yards of Hawaiian fabric to be used in the this challenge, and The Inventorialist whose mission is to find beauty in things that are worn and to reclaim and reuse old objects in new and exciting ways, and Crimson Tate :: Modern Quilter.

For more information on KIB’s watering efforts during the drought, please visit

About Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB)
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization uniting people to build community and transform public spaces through aesthetic and environmental improvement. In 2011, KIB worked with more than 46,000 volunteers on over 600 community projects throughout the city. To learn more, visit, or follow us on Twitter @kibiorg and like us on Facebook @kibiorg.