About Our Auction
Jenny Doan, Melissa Corry, Natalia Bonner, and Kaitlyn Howell have graciously designed and stitched each piece of fabric to create a quilt that will help raise money for Sew Much Hope.
Sew Much Hope provides sewing machines to refugees in the US and others in need abroad to foster self-reliance and help end generational poverty.
SMH helps to restore hope and balance to communities abroad devastated by war, genocide and poverty working closely with other organizations, governments and communities to develop creative solutions and programs that allow the poorest of the poor to earn extra income, start a micro-business, or simply mend clothing and improve living standards for their families.
This on line auction begins April 20 and finishes on the stage at a live auction in Sandy, Utah on Saturday, May 4th. The final bid will be taken to the Utah Quilting & Sewing Marketplace and you will be able to continue to bid with a person on the phone if you cannot be there in person.
We want to give a big thank you to Moda for providing the fabric called "Looking Forward" designed by Jen Kingwell.
About Downunder Diversions
Jina and Moana came up with the name Downunder Diversions because they are both from downunder and diversions means taking a break from life. Their goal is to give you an avenue where you can escape from your everyday life and feel fulfilled creatively, spiritually, emotionally and mentally. Downunder Diversions is a well organized adventure to different parts of the world where you can have an incredible experience that you will never forget.
Live Event Information
Date: Saturday, May 4th, 2019
Location: Handi-Quilter Main Stage
Have you ever wanted to listen to a real cowboy auctioneer? Have you ever wanted to feel the thrill of bidding against others for a quilt? Do you have a the need to help the less fortunate? Then come to our Charity Auction for Sew Much Hope. Quilts can be previewed Thursday and Friday, May 2nd and 3rd, in the Marketplace. The minimum bid starts at $175. Auction attendees will receive a ticket for a chance to win a Grace Company Longarm Machine provided by Nuttall's Sewing Center. You can increase your chances of winning the longarm machine giveaway by purchasing an auction quilt.
There will also be an on-line auction via Facebook and Instagram @uqsm.downunderdiversions These will be celebrity quilts. We can't wait to share who our celebrities are!
100% of all proceeds benefit Sew Much Hope. You can read all about Sew Much hope on their website www.sewmuchhope.org