25th Annual Quilt Auction Results!
Once again, on November 26-27, 2021, a dedicated group of superb quilters donated 62 extraordinary quilts for the Friends of Alaska’s Children in Care 25th Annual Quilt Auction. And, equivalent to that, enthusiastic and faithful supporters attended our second online quilt auction and bid to their heart’s content! There were several major bidding rivalries with many quilts receiving well over 50 bids each; and one quilt selling for $1,505!
Click here to see the amazing quilts!
We received quilt donations from quilters in Alaska from the Aleutian Chain to Juneau, and many communities in between, as well as quilters from California, Colorado, Idaho, Texas and Washington. Our bidders were from Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Michigan, Oregon, Texas, Washington and, of course, various Alaska locales.
We are overcome with appreciation and overjoyed to let you know that $28,240 was raised this year, allowing us to maintain our commitment to provide services and assistance to Alaska’s most vulnerable youth throughout our State.
Thatcher King held the winning ticket for our exquisite raffle quilt, Alaskan Batik Sampler, generously and beautifully made by Sharon Swieter, a long-time donor to Friends of Alaska’s Children in Care, and machine quilted by Linda Rice-Weaver of Washington.
We are on track for our 26th Annual Quilt Auction next year, November 25-26, 2022. It will once again be an online auction. See you there!
25th Annual Quilt Auction & Raffle!
Friends of Alaska’s Children in Care is conducting our annual quilt auction online again this year. The quilt auction site, www.qtego.net/qlink/facc, is open! Bidding on the quilts will begin on Friday, November 26, at 9:00 a.m. and will continue until Saturday, November 27, at 3:00 p.m., giving the bidders 30 hours to preview and bid on the array of exquisite wall hangings, table runners and quilts from lap size to king size!
NEW THIS YEAR! You are invited to a Zoom Watch Party with the quiltmakers and donors supporting Friends of Alaska’s Children in Care (FACC) auction to watch the final bids come in together on Saturday afternoon. This is a great opportunity to connect with the quiltmakers and donors in a fun way without having to leave your home! RSVP/Registration is required to attend.
When: Saturday, November 27, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. (Alaska time)Site: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0sdu2przIqHNwYT4kW_avVbK3x98J7CmlJ
Once your RSVP is received, you will receive a confirmation email containing the link to the event. Thank you for supporting this event!
Debby Hudson, Quilt Auction Founder & Organizer and Marguerita McManus, Zoom Organizer & Quilt Donor
STAY TUNED FOR THE RAFFLE for this stunning king/queen size quilt, measuring 89X102, skillfully made by Sharon Swieter and beautifully machine quilted by Linda Weaver.
The winning ticket will be drawn at 3:00 p.m., live on FACC’s Facebook page. The winning ticket holder will be notified by telephone.
If you have questions about this event, please contact Debby Hudson, FACC’s Quilt Auction Organizer, at DebbyHudson@gci.net.
Congratulations to the Raffle Quilt Winner!
Anita Rosett is the lucky winner of the first FAC virtual quilt raffle! Congratulations Anita!!!! And many thanks to the FAC supporters who purchased raffle tickets this year. You are greatly appreciated and we wish you the best of luck next year!
FACC Enacts New Travel Policy & Procedure
Friends of Alaska’s Children in Care (FACC) is pleased to offer travel scholarships to its board members and CASA volunteers to attend training and other events. This is an important part of our mission to build and maintain the competency of those supporting our CASA programs. In order to ensure the funds are used in the most responsible way possible and to comply with federal guidelines for nonprofit organizations, the following polices apply for use of FACC travel funds.
For more information on the new travel policy and procedures, please see the attached FACC Travel Policy.
Amazon Smile Program—Help FACC Support More Children
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Systemic Change in Alaska Child Welfare
By Gloria O’Neil
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