- Dani Hatfield
Quilt Auction Tradition Continues Despite Pandemic
Updated: Dec 18, 2020
In its 32nd year, our Quilt Auction has now seen generations of quilters. It’s amazing to hear the stories of families and communities who have grown up donating to and attending the annual event.
This year, a new quilter joined the ranks—a first-time quilt donor, but an experienced Carol Joy Holling camper and camper parent.
“I call this piece full circle,” Nicole Salter wrote on her donation form. “I went to camp back in the 90’s; my children went there exactly 5 years ago this year!”
In addition to Nicole’s donation, 401 quilts and special items were auctioned off on July 25 to a crowd of more than 300 people in person, and many more watching via live stream online.
“The event looked a bit different with all the precautions put in place because of COVID-19,” said NLOM Associate Director of Marketing, Heather Abbott, who coordinated the event. “We are so grateful for the generosity of all our supporters who made the quilts, attended the auction, and gave abundantly.”
The Quilt Auction raised more than $73,000 to help NLOM prepare for the best summer of camping ever in 2021 at Carol Joy Holling and Sullivan Hills Camps.