We have been gifted the use of the same auction platform that Camp Vermillion used this summer for their silent auction. It is “give smart.com” and VLM staff will also be providing their skill and time to set up the site and input our data- so a HUGE THANK YOU goes to Gretchen and Joel!
Your quilts will be added to the site as the pictures and info come in. Our deadline is September 4th.
What happens after the Auction?
We will be calling and emailing each quilter/quilting group with the name and contact info of the winning bidder for your quilt. In some cases the bidder may be someone who lives in our synod and could pick up the quilt, in other cases we will ask you to ship the quilt and we will cover your expenses.
We are excited about this opportunity to reach folks across the country and showcase your beautiful quilts.
We sincerely thank you for your partnership in this ministry, Your NEMN quilt auction team.
Contact persons if you have questions: Amy Loken, text at 218-391-4260, or call at 218-525-3933
Or VLM Staff: Gretchen Bachman vlm@VLMcamps.org if you have questions.
Quilt Auction Donation Information:
1. Name of quilter or quilting group or church donating the quilt. 2. A brief story of your quilt and/or story about your quilting group and/or why you are donating your quilt to raise money to end hunger and poverty.
We are hoping to connect with many potential bidders who are outside our synod, may not be Lutheran and are unfamiliar with the purpose of the quilt auction. Your stories may help make those connections.
3. Quilt size (exact measurements) 4. Fabric content 5. Fiber content of the batting 6. Binding method (all machine, machine and hand stitched) 7. Quilting method (hand quilted, machine quilted, hand tied) 8. Quilting design 10. Quilt pattern name 11. Care instructions 12. Pictures:
The whole quilt (take Landscape pictures rather than portrait)
A close up of one block or design
A close up of one corner flipped so the front and back of binding can be seen.
A close up of the quilting
If there is anything else you would like to emphasize, take a picture of it. We can have up to 4-6 pictures
13. PLEASE CALCULATE A BASE LINE PRICE VALUE FOR YOUR QUILT. THAT DOLLAR AMOUNT WILL BE USED AS THE OPENING BID ON THE QUILT.