Quilt Auction


Saturday, July 29, 2017
Carol Joy Holling Camp, Conference & Retreat Center
Ashland, NE

Join in this exciting day at Carol Joy Holling Camp on July 29 for our 29th Annual Quilt Auction! The day promises good food, great fun and lots of beautiful quilts donated by friends of Carol Joy Holling Camp. The auction and barbecue lunch will be held rain or shine. (We will use the Town Hall in case of rain.) Bring your friends and families!

Quilts will be on display by 9 a.m. The auction begins at 9:30 a.m. We will continue until all quilts are sold, which is usually around 5 p.m.

The quilts will have numbered cards attached indicating the order in which they will be
auctioned. This way bidders can approximate when their favorite quilts will be up for auction. The cards also include information about the quilt donor and the size, type and design of the quilt. 

Quilts in the past have auctioned for $25 to $20,000. Lance Larsen, a professional auctioneer from Cordova, NE, is volunteering his time to auction the quilts. He and his associates will do their best to encourage bidding and bring a fair price for each quilt. Depending on the number of quilts donated, a selected group will be sold through a silent auction. Bidding will open at the silent auction at 9 a.m. and close at 2 p.m. with winning bids for the day released at approximately 3:00 p.m.

You won’t want to miss the barbecued lunch with dessert and beverage served from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Camp tours will be available throughout the day and the swimming pool will be open at 12:30 p.m.with a certified lifeguard on duty.

If you are unable to join us and would still like to bid on a quilt, please email Heather Abbott at habbott@nlom.org with the quilt number, quilt name and your bid.


9 a.m. Quilts on display, Silent Auction begins

9:30 a.m. Auction begins 

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. BBQ lunch served

2 p.m. Silent Auction closes

Bus tours and hayrack rides will be available and the Camp Store will be open throughout the day.

Downloadable Materials

Donation Information packet.pdf

Quilt Auction donation form.pdf

Quilt Auction poster.pdf

Bulletin Insert Master-Quilt Auction.pdf