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40th Annual Quilt Auction at Green Lake Bible Camp

July 26 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Each year, hundreds of folks make the trip to Spicer to attend the Green Lake Lutheran Ministries Quilt Auction. Under a tent by Green Lake, bidders try to win one of the beautiful handmade quilts of all colors, stitchings, and sizes, donated from all over the world. A crowd of camp counselors show off the quilts, jumping up and down and singing joyfully. The air is filled with the scent of fresh doughnuts and pulled pork lunch. Tens of thousands of dollars are raised in an afternoon, supporting the ministry of GLLM. This event has created memories for so many staff alumni, camper families, neighbors, and donors over the years.

1: Buy a quilt or Silent Auction item online or in person!
2: Come to the Quilt Review on Friday, July 26 & Saturday, July 27. Join us for a meal and beachfront concert.
3: Order fresh doughnuts online or by phone for pick up at camp!
4: Make a donation! This can be done online here, over the phone by calling 320-796-2181 or by sending a check or cash to camp – GLLM, 9916 Lake Ave S, Spicer, MN 56288.

We accept donations of quilts, Silent Auction items, and cash. We can start accepting items May 1st and ask that all items be delivered to camp by July 17th, 2024. Please submit an item form and read the guidelines carefully. Any quilts received after July 17th may not be included in the booklet or listed online.

In the case of an overabundance of quilt donations, the Quilt Committee reserves the right to limit each organization or individual’s quilts placed in the live auction to keep the auction within a reasonable time frame. Quilts not on the live auction will be placed on the separate online auction, silent auction or on a pre-priced cash and carry table.


QUILT REVIEW | Friday, July 26
3:00-8:00 PM – Quilt Review – Chrysalis House
3:00-8:00 PM – Makers Market – Stave Chapel
3:30-4:30 PM – Quilt Trunk Show with Smitty Luschen – Tent
4:30-7:00 PM – Quilt Block Project – Chrysalis House
4:30-7:00 PM – Hotdish Supper – Chrysalis House Dining Hall
5:30-7:00 PM – Beachfront Concert: TBD – Tent
7:30 PM – Summer Staff Alumni Gathering – Tent
Concessions and fresh doughnuts available all day!

QUILT AUCTION | Saturday, July 27
9:00-11:00 AM – Quilt Review – Chrysalis House
9:00-11:00 AM – Makers Market – Stave Chapel
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Quilt Block Project – Chrysalis House
11:00 AM -1:00 PM – Pulled Pork Lunch – Chrysalis House Dining Hall
12:00 PM – Live Auction begins! – Tent
4:00 PM – Silent Auction closes
5:00 PM – Online Quilt Auction closes
Bounce House, concessions and fresh doughnuts available all day!

All events take place at Green Lake Bible Camp – 9916 Lake Avenue S, Spicer, Minnesota. Stay tuned – more events may be added in celebration of our 40th Quilt Auction!

The Quilt Auction at Green Lake Bible Camp has grown over the years, requiring us to break the auction into smaller sections. They are as follows:
~Live Quilt Auction: the first 100 or so quilts are auctioned off live, in-person under the tent by Green Lake on Saturday, July 27 beginning at 12:00 PM.

~Online Quilt Auction: the remainder of the quilts are auctioned off online using GiveSmart, beginning Sunday, July 21 until Saturday, July 27 at 5:00 PM.

~Hybrid Silent Auction: bidding for the Silent Auction is done online using GiveSmart as well, beginning Sunday, July 21 until Saturday, July 27 at 4:00 PM.

~Instant Item Sale: these items are purchased outright rather than auctioned off. These can be purchased online using GiveSmart or in-person at Green Lake Bible Camp. Most of these items are one-of-a-kind – if you see something you like, it’s best to snatch it up!

~Makers Market: this is the place to find just what you need for your next project. Peruse the collection of tools, patterns, books, and materials for a wide variety of crafting areas.

All items are available on display in the Chrysalis House at Green Lake Bible Camp, beginning Friday, July 26 at 3:00 PM! Online bidding available beginning July 21.

Visit to learn more!


July 26
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Green Lake Bible Camp
9916 Lake Ave S
Spicer, MN 56288 United States
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Kirsten Palan
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