The Old Glory Auction is almost here. 12 patriotic quilts will be offered for auction March 10-15th through the Old Glory Facebook page.
Old Glory was born when red, white and blue vintage quilt tops were finished by longarm quilters who share a military connection. The quilters received the top, backing and the instructions, “quilt as desired.” They donated their time and talent. We chose to work with “forgotten” tops – the ones that were damaged, unfinished, ill-made or unremarkable. These tops were not destined to be completed, enjoyed or treasured. What we were able to share was pure magic!
To see the quilts available, learn more about each of them and hear more about the auction, watch the Old Glory Video Presentation.
This collection has completed its travels and now will be auctioned to raise funds for Quilts of Valor. QOV member Katherine McPherson will be working with Mary Kerr to run this auction. Everyone’s time and talent related to the quilts, quilting and auction are donated. Every penny raised from the auction goes to Quilts of Valor® Foundation to support our Mission to wrap all Service Members and Veterans in their own comforting and healing Quilt of Valor.
Key things to know:
- Opening bid for each quilt is $500;
- Bids will be accepted on the Old Glory Facebook page;
- All payments are through PayPal.
- Don’t use Facebook? Prefer to be anonymous? Contact Mary.Kerr@qovf.org to make arrangements;
And if you aren’t able to bid, sharing the information is just valuable to us! We need to get the word out and let everyone see the beauty and art of quilting so they will bid on these beautiful Old Glory quilts.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this project, the quilts, or the auction.