The Synod is holding a quilt, blanket, and fiber crafts auction during this year’s Assembly (April 29-May 1). The auction will be both in-person and online. We know there are many talented quilters, blanket makers, and other fiber artists in our synod, and we are asking them to donate items for the auction.
The specifics of how the auction itself works will be available closer to the assembly, but, for planning purposes, we need to know who will be donating items now. Below is more information about donating items as well as a link to a sign-up survey, so you can let us know that you or your group plans on making a donation.
We welcome any fiber arts crafts: quilts, blankets, scarves, sweaters, etc., and you don’t have to make them specially for this event. If you or your group have already-made (but still new and unused) items on hand, we welcome them. Please feel free to donate more than one item if you have the ability. Also, if you are an artist who is willing to offer your services to make a custom item (a T-Shirt quilt as an example), we would also be glad to include your services in the auction.
If you would like to donate to the auction, please sign up using this link by March 15, 2022. If you have any issues with the sign up link, or, if you have any questions, please email Nia Indelicato at email@example.com.
Quilt, Blanket and Fiber Arts Auction Donation FAQs:
Do the items need to be at the synod assembly for the action?
Yes. The auction will be both in-person and online, and we need to have the items at the Assembly. Using delegates, synod staff, and/or other volunteers, we hope to transport all of the donated items to the assembly for free, but shipping may need to be arranged in some circumstances. An auction organizer will get in touch with you regarding specifics once you sign up to donate.
By when does my quilt/blankets need to be finished?
Plan to finish your items by Easter (April 16), so we can arrange for transport to the Assembly.
What kinds of items are you accepting?
Anything hand-made is welcome: quilts and blankets of any type; knit or crochet clothing; knit, crochet, or sewn household and decorative items; any fiber craft is welcome.
If I am interested in donating a custom item, how does that work?
If you are interested in donating a custom service, an auction organizer will communicate with you on the specifics of your donation. We will ask you to send us pictures of your past work to help us advertise your services, and we will use those for the auction in lieu of a completed item.
Once the auction is over, we will facilitate communication between you and the winner of the item. If the item requires materials from the winner for construction (for example, a T-Shirt quilt), they will be required to get those to you; you will be responsible for providing any other materials. We ask that you complete the item by October 1, 2022. If necessary, the Synod can facilitate getting the completed item to the winner.
How will the auction proceeds be used?
The proceeds from the auction will be used to support Synod ministry and programming.