The Live and Silent Auctions to benefit The National Quilt Museum will be held April 24-26 during the AQS Quilt Show in Paducah, Kentucky. This event is a very important fundraiser for the Quilt Museum.
What to Donate
The Live and Silent Auctions offer companies a unique opportunity to promote their product and service offerings while helping an organization committed to the sustainability and growth of quilting. Companies that donate receive several benefits. First, your business will be listed on the auction landing page which will receive thousands of visitors, many of whom will be attending the Quilt Show. Item's valued at $300 and up will be featured in the Live Auction and will be listed on our online auction preview page with a photo, description and a link for the month prior to the show. Secondly, all vendors that donate an item valued at over $300 will be given a sign for your booth that recognizes your company's donation.
Commonly donated items include:
- New products or demo items.
- Fabric (sample cards, cuts, and bolts).
- Patterns, books, tools, and notions.
- Gift certificates.
- Older models of products.
As the museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
How to Donate
There are two ways to give to the auction. You can ship your donated item to the Museum at 215 Jefferson Street, Paducah, KY 42001 (Please put "Attn: Auction" in the address line), or if you will be in Paducah prior to Tuesday April 23rd, you can drop your auction item off at the Museum between 9am and 5pm, Monday - Saturday. For each item, please fill out a donation form so we can properly document each item. You can submit a donation form electronically by clicking here.
As mentioned above, the annual auction is a significant fundraiser for The National Quilt Museum. Last year over 110,000 people viewed our in-facility and travelling exhibits and an additional 4,000 people participated in our youth and adult educational programs. Please help us continue our mission to advance the art of quilting by giving to the 2013 auctions.
Please call or email Museum Director of Marketing, Susan Edwards with questions about the auctions.