The 2020 Festival of Sharing Quilt Auction will look different this year. That seems to be the theme with many other things in life right now. What was originally planned to be a hybrid model auction-with some quilts being featured in online and some in-person- has now moved fully to an online auction. There's a first time for everything!
While we will definitely miss displaying and admiring the quilts in person, the quilt auction committee is grateful for this safe alternative and excited for the opportunity to expand our reach. By moving online, we can share the auction site with more friends near and far who will be able to view and bid the quilts in their own time and space.
So how does it work?
Bidding will open at 8 a.m. CST on Nov. 5 and close at 11:59 p.m. CST on Nov. 14, 2020. Quilt photos, details, and bidding information can be found at benefitbidding.com/festivalofsharing. The proceeds of the online auction will still support the work of the Church World Service (CWS) Blanket program. As we see the ways CWS is responding during the pandemic and natural disasters of 2020, we are reminded of the impact our gifts and auction contributions can make.
What will I need to participate?
Access to the internet, whether that's through a phone, computer, or tablet, and an email address. When you find the quilt that's just right for you, all you have to do is click "Bid on This Item Now" and if you're new, it will take you to a registration page where you can enter your name and email or phone number. Make sure to select how you want to receive notifications so you can stay up-to-date on the items you're interested in.
I submitted the winning bid. Now what?
Congrats and thank you! If you have the winning bid on a quilt(s), you will be notified of the total amount due. At that time, you will enter your credit card information and let us know if you want your items to be shipped, or if you will pick them up (3601 Amron Ct, Columbia, MO 65202). Please give us a few days to process the quilts and prepare them for shipping/pick up. You will be notified by email when your quilt is ready!