Submitted by Dianne McD with Photo Cred to Cydney G. (click images for a larger view)
On the warm evening of August 23rd, 2022, MPS held its annual Silent Auction in the Fellowship Hall of the Bethel Congregational Church in Beaverton, OR. With over 200 items up for bid, there was something for everyone. Besides many curated packets of fabric, there were quilt kits, books, puzzles, bags stuffed full of beautiful fabric with a pattern to go with them, a basket full of wonderful linens, and a 1940 Singer Featherweight sewing machine. I think I even saw a bottle of wine tucked inside one of the many baskets of goodies. All of these items were donated to the Guild.
MPS members and their many friends began rolling in around 6:15 PM and the bidding started. The room was buzzing with activity, but we also took advantage of one of the first times we were together in person since the pandemic and spent quality time visiting with friends we hadn’t seen in awhile. By 7:30, the bids were closed and the bid winners were collecting their prizes.
The proceeds of the auction go to the Vicky Arnold Memorial Program Fund, which pays for the speakers and presentations at our monthly Guild meetings. This auction brought in over $2000; so, we can look forward to being inspired by and learning from more high-quality speakers in the future. The MPS members do a great job of supporting our Silent Auction; especially Bette and Jan, who are our ultimate shoppers! When you’ve won so many bids that it takes a big cart to get your prizes to the car, you know you’ve done well.
A big, big THANK YOU to Heather P and Cydney G for organizing and curating the auction. Thanks to those who came early and helped set up the auction. And a special thanks to everyone who participated in the auction itself. We hope you are delighted with your prizes.
Are you excited about your winnings? Do you know what you are going to do with them? Let us know in the comments below.