Friends of Alaska CASA
16th Annual Silent Quilt Auction
By Debby Hudson, Quilt Auction Organizer
Our 16th Annual Silent Quilt Auction was held on Saturday, November 24, 2012, at the University Center Mall. There were 145 gorgeous quilts donated by 82 quilters from around the State of Alaska, Colorado, Montana and Texas. Once again we were entertained by the harmonious sounds of Sally’s Kitchen. Mary Schallert organized a wonderful group of musicians, Alaska Folk Arts Family & Friends, for their inaugural performance for us this year. The auction crowd gathered to watch 15 incredibly talented artists, both children and adults, play instruments and sing some classic folk tunes. We are all looking forward to having Alaska Folk Arts Family & Friends entertain for years to come.
Shirley Pittz had the winning raffle ticket for the stunning Northern Stars raffle quilt which was expertly made and donated by Becky Rudisill and the exquisite machine quilting was donated by Jo Ann Gruber of Quilted Treasures. Shirley is a long-time supporter of CASA and has donated numerous quilts to our auctions over the years and has frequently helped before, during and/or after the event. Congratulations, Shirley!
Over $21,600 was raised at the auction via the quilts, raffle quilt ticket sales, and cash donations. We offer our deepest thanks to all our supporters that attended the event and to the following business for their continued support: Alaska Dispatch, Alaska Event Services, Anchorage Daily News, Coffee News, Dina’s Cozy Cabin Quilts, Great Originals, Vivian Hickok, Just Sew, Seams Like Home, Sylvia’s Quilt Depot, the Mall at Sears, Quilt Tree, Quilt Zone, Spenard Builders Supply, University Center Mall, and Valley Quilters’ Guild. We honor and thank the following incredibly generous quilters for their quilt donations:
Anchorage Log Cabin Quilters Night Group
Anchorage Senior Activity Center
Kathy Bates, MT
Brenda Dickison, CO
Dina’s Cozy Cabin Quilts
Mary K. Dodge
Marilyn Gray, CO
Judith Haenschen, CO
Mary Lou Michels
Mary Kay Sambo
Sylvia Showers, TX
Valley Quilters’ Guild
We hope you enjoy the slideshow of the extraordinary quilts from this year’s auction.
We also extend our heartfelt appreciation to the following individuals for all their help before, during, and/or after the quilt auction:
Suzanne & Larkin Bounds
Amber, Tara & Michael Jones
Shanna & Brody McPheters
Becky, Hailey, Kaitlynn, Melanie & Michelle Rudisill