Karen Vosen was a student in a Center Medallion Class I taught in Havre, MT. Here is the story of her quilt.
Quilt auction raises $129,000
For several years now, quilter Karen Vosen has donated a
quilt to the Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line to be auctioned at their
annual gala event, the Festival of Trees. The donation has typically raised
between $1000-$2500, but in 2013 something very special happened.
The Club ran a different sort of auction – a reverse pledge
auction, in which the highest bidders pledged first, and then the auctioneer
worked his way down to the lowest pledges. Every pledge came with a chance to
win the quilt.
Inspired by a moving alumni presentation and the hope of
winning the beautiful quilt, 60 event attendees pledged a total of $64,500,
which will be paid over the next three years to help fund the Club’s building
And the news gets even better: the Club received a challenge
grant that will double every dollar raised in the auction, bringing the total
raised to $129,000!