Quilters' Auction and Sale Nov. 10

Nov 02, 2012

Camden — Coastal Quilters and George’s Valley Quilt guilds will hold their Annual Quilters’ Auction & Sale on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Camden Lions’ Club on Lions’ Lane in Camden. Each year, this one occurs just in time to kick off holiday shopping for special, unique, reasonably-priced gifts.

Gather at 9:30 a.m. for coffee, conversation and sneak previews. The auction and sale will begin at 10 a.m. and run until approximately 1 p.m. with a refreshment/lunch break. The event is free and open to the public.

Preparation for this event goes on all year long with individual members of each guild working on a wide range of specific fabric arts projects they donate to the auction/sale.

The auction itself consists of both a silent and live auction with a wide variety of items, most handmade, the event hallmark. Product craftsmanship is outstanding and the range of prices is sure to fit everyone’s needs. Shoppers will find handmade fabric arts products including full-sized quilts, quilted wall hangings, table runners and napkins, knitted and woven items, all types of clothing, purses/bags, high quality fabrics and yarns and so much more. In addition, members often donate large-ticket items, such as perfectly good equipment they’ve outgrown.

Silent auction items are displayed with an accompanying silent auction sheet. Just peruse the items and if interested, write the auction number (a numbered auction plate is provided as folks sign in), and the amount one wants to bid on the auction item sheet. The silent auction continues throughout the day, with a brief, timed break during the live auction to give silent auction bidders a chance to finalize their bids.

The live auction is led by guild member auctioneers. Each year, two to three live auction items often generate surprising, even humorous, very energetic bidding wars providing entertainment and laughter for all.

The sale tables feature a different array of hand-crafted fabric art products, designed for all ages — infants to grandma and grampa and all in between. Products range from things to wear — socks, hats, scarves, mittens and sweaters, as well as special items for the house, holidays and decorations and numerous fabric art related cards, journals and scrapbooks. Also featured are gently-used treasures including fabric arts books and patterns and other supplies and a wide array of fabrics, yarns, other materials and tools for all kinds of fabric arts projects.

Refreshment interludes provide delicious sustenance for the auction process and a great opportunity to meet and socialize with fabric artisans.

Funds raised from the auction/sale are used by the guilds to support the guilds' programs, community service projects and scholarship programs. For more information about the event, contact Prudy Netzorg, 354-0983 or Nancy Connon, 236-8178 or Stevie Kumble, 236-2352.


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