The annual Fall Festival hosted by Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services (BCHFS) was canceled due to COVID-19. But the organization dedicated to serving kids and their families is taking one key element of the festival online. Starting Sept. 9, would-be quilt buyers can bid on entries in this year’s auction.
“The quilters still wanted to give, and people that have traditionally won the quilts in the auction kept expressing, ‘We still want to do this,’” said John McCarty, director of development and marketing for BCHFS.
There are more than 40 quilts up for auction this year, he said. The items available include two wooden barn quilts, a selection of jewelry, and several bundles of antique quilt squares. McCarty noted one participant donated quilts her grandmother made more than 100 years ago.
At bchfs.com/event/quilt-auction/, bidders can link to the online auction facilitated by Charity Auctions Today. McCarty said bidders who prefer not to enter online can contact BCHFS and ask the organization to enter a proxy bid for them. Bidding is scheduled to close the evening of Sept. 19.