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35th Annual
Quilt Auction

Saturday, July 29, 2023
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Carol Joy Holling Camp

Join in the 35th annual Quilt Auction at Carol Joy Holling Camp on July 29! The day promises good food, great fun, and lots of beautiful quilts donated by friends of camp. The auction and lunch will be held rain or shine. Bring your friends and families! 

If you have questions, contact Gera at or 402-944-2544. 

Silent Auction on Qtego:  The silent auction will be online again this year,

and will open Friday, July 28 at 9 a.m.

Quilt Donations

Quilts can be delivered to Carol Joy Holling Camp between June 1 and July 22. They should be placed in a plastic bag with a completed copy of the donation form (below). 


We invite you to pre-register to make sign-in on the day of the auction go quickly. When you arrive, we will simply confirm your registration using the phone number you provide and give you a bidder number. 



Absentee Bidding

Absentee bidding for the live auction is available through a proxy bidder. Simply click the 'Bid Here' button on the page(s) of the quilt(s) on which you would like to place a bid.​ No bids for the live auction will be accepted after 9 p.m. Friday, July 29.

Tentative Schedule

9:00 a.m.                           Quilts on Display

9:30 a.m.                           Live Auction Starts

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.      Lunch Served 

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.     Pool Open 

1:30 p.m.                          Silent Auction Closes

2:30 p.m.                          Specialty Items Auction Starts

3:00 p.m.                          Silent Auction items available for pick up

Auction Information

Quilts in the past have auctioned for anywhere between $25 and $20,000. Lance Larsen, a professional auctioneer from Cordova, Neb., is volunteering his time to auction the quilts. Select quilts will be available through the Silent Auction. Bidding will open for the Silent Auction Friday, July 29 at 9 a.m. and close Saturday, July 30 at 1:30 p.m. Silent Auction items will be available for pick up after 3 p.m.


Live Auction bidding will start at 9:30 a.m. The Live Auction quilts will be displayed with numbered cards indicating the order in which they will be auctioned. 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. 

Although this is an outdoor event, pets are not allowed.

Visit often as quilts are being uploaded daily.


This year our kitchen will be serving pulled pork sandwiches and a selection of favorite salads. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. and costs $8 for adults, $4 for kids (4-12), and free for children 3 and under. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available upon request. Concessions will be offered before and after lunch.


If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Gera at or 402-944-2544

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