Welcome to the  Mennonite Country Auction website

 

2017 will be our 40th year

 

 

 

 

Mennonite Country Auction will be Saturday October 7, 2017

 

 

Thank you to all those who helped in any way for this year’s sale

Preliminary sale results are over $111,000

See below for Auction Results

This is how it all started!

The idea to have a MCC relief sale at Menno Church came about when a Christian Enrichment Committee made up of Warren “Butch” Gering, Kay Jantz and Dorene Claassen were planning activities. Under their direction, the first Menno Mennonite Church MCC Relief Sale was held on September 23, 1978 from 2-5 p.m. There was an auction and eight booths including pony rides. Total receipts were $7,300. Chairman Butch reported “…the crowd was larger than most of us expected and the proceeds from the sale were greater than any of us dared dream possible.”

MCA Auction 1979

MCA Auction 1981

Singing on stage at 10:30, Saturday, Liberty Quartet

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Menno Mennonite Church Grounds

1378 N. Damon Road, Ritzville, WA  99169-8717

20 miles West of Ritzville, 

25 mile East of Moses Lake

Telephone: (509)-659-0926

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2017 MCA Auction Results

Click below for the auction results

in pdf format 

Spectacular Brilliance Quilt

113 x 113

Sold for $2500.00

Log Cabin Star Quilt

110 x 117

Sold for $1900.00

Top Selling Prices of Quilts

Amish Lone Star Quilt

93 x 108

Sold for $1600.00

Mariner’s Compass Quilt

98 x 112

Sold for $2500.00

Fractured Rhapsody Quilt

102 x 114

Sold for $1500.00

Washington Relief Sale & Auction supporting
the programs of the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)

 

The Mennonite Country Auction & Relief Sale is one of over 47 relief sales held in the United States and Canada.  Proceeds from these relief sales support the international relief, developemnt and service ministries of the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). Service is given “In the name of Christ” in the midst of a hurting world as a witness to a compassionate God. MCC was born in 1920 in response to hunger and related human need brought on by war and revolution in Russia and the Ukraine. Today MCC has about 1000 workers serving in some 53 countries, including the U.S., and sends assistance to 70 countries.  MCC’s programs include providing material aid, such as wheat, beans, clothing and medical supplies to meet emergency needs, and agricutural development and water conservation projects to improve life in communities around the globe.  Our sale has contributed over $1.5 million to MCC over the past 38 years.

Breakfast at 7:00 a.m.

Sales Booths open at 10:00 a.m.

Liberty Quartet sings at 10:30 a.m.

Auction starts at Noon

Activities for the kids

Come early for the best parking. 

There is limited handicapped parking available to card holders.

RV’s welcomed, no hookups.

No admission fee. There is free parking for cars, buses, & RV’s.

(RV camping in parking lot, no hookups)

Terms:  Cash or check with proper I.D. the day of the sale.  Dollar amounts paid for articles above fair market value of the items are tax deductible.

Credit cards will be accepted for Auction items only.

No dogs in the sale & food area

Food Stands: Sausage on a stick, Hamburgers, Apple Butter, Apple Cider, New Year’s Cookies (Raisin Fritters), Ice cream, Pies, Baked Goods, Green Bean Soup, Salad, Bulk Sausage, Ham, Slab Bacon, Amish Cheese, Kraut Runza, BBQ Rib plate and more.

 

Booths: Crafts, Ten Thousand Villages (international crafts), Collectibles and Antiques, MCC/Mennonite Information, The Recycled Spoon, Etcetera Shop, Country Store, Quilters’ Corner PLUS, ground wheat flour, and a Bounce House for the kids.

 

Auction: Quilts, Comforters and Afghans, Wall Quilts, Furniture, gift certificates and many more new and good used items. Credit cards will be accepted for auction items only

My Coins Count!

We’ve turned Penny Power into My Coins Count! Join the fun, intergenerational movement to collect coins to support the MCC programs of relief, development and peace around the world.  Look for the My Coins Count container on the sale grounds and donate your spare change. Monies raised will be used to support MCC in fighting world hunger.

More than 790 million people do not have enough to eat.  It’s not that there isn’t enough food in the world, but disaster, poverty or unfair policies mean people can’t access it.  MCC works with their local partners around the world to make sure there is food for today, food for tomorrow and food for all.

For 2017, coins count money will go toward helping people have fresh drinking water.

 

MCA Souvenir Tote Bags

$10.00

MCA Souvenir Coffee Mugs in four colors

Coffee Travel Mugs

in four colors

MCA Souvenir Coffee Mugs

$10.00

Photos by Emily Kagele
MCA 2015

Auction Items for 2017

 

Auction Items will be posted as information is received

Christmas & Easter scenes in metal

Designed & Made by 

Sunflower Metal Designs

at Gaeddert Farms, KS

WSU, UW, & Seahawk stools

Concrete top with inlaid colored glass

Candle holder made by Walt Reimer

MCC Box Car H scale

Buck knife in tin box

Signed copy of George W Bush’s Book

“Portraits in Courage”

With documentation of authenticity of signed copy

HO scale of Grain Train wheat car, unassembled

20th Anniversary of MCA Belt Buckle

Tax tokens

1935, 1943, no date on green token

Dedication of Grand Coulee’s Third Power House 

July 16, 1983

Burl wood vase made by Walt Reimer 1999

Hand carved wood boot

Hand carved wood plate

Hand carved wood clock

Pickup painting

Mug / vase & plate group

Includes fresh ground flour, 1 doz zhieback, & wheat sheave

Miniature John Deere tractor & implements

Metal Wall Art

From Haiti, made from 50 gal drum, hand cut & hand punched

Wall wood hand carved plaques

Wheat weaving made by Phyllis Franz

Remote controlled excavator

Multi-functions

John Deere / Weber Barbecue

John Deere 20 pc 1/2″ SAE Drive Socket Set

1/4″ 20 volt  Porter Cable Impact Driver Kit

New in box Victrola 8 All In One Turntable

Plays 33-1/3, 45, 78 RPM, wireless Bluetooth, cassette & CD player, Am/FM radio, USB, with built- in speakers

Victorian chest of drawers with mirror

Liberty Head Nickel Collection

1883 – 1912

Two Seattle Seahawk tickets

50-yard line tickets (300 level)

Seattle Seahawks v Los Angeles Rams

Sunday, December 17, 2017, 1:05 p.m.

Four Tickets for the

WSU vs UW Game

APPLE CUP 2017

Saturday November 25, 2017

At Husky Stadium, Seattle, WA

One Hour Therapeautic Massage

By Living Life Massage

Gayle Blankenbaker, LMT

Moses Lake, WA

Antique Singer sewing machine

Calligraphy Art

13 x 16, framed

Made and donated by Amy Epp, Seattle

Brand new 21″ Honda bagger mower, self-propelled with electric start

Basket of Goodies

Donated by Tyco Inc, Moses Lake, WA

Pasta maker & drying rack

Quilts & Afghans to be Auctioned  2017

 

It’s that time of year when the needles are flying, as we finish up quilts for the MCA Auction.  Here quilters from Seattle Mennonite Church are putting the finishing touches on one of our quilts for the sale.

Fractured Rhapsody Quilt

102 x 114

Hand quilted

Donated by the MCC quilt room, Ephrata, PA

Granite Diagonal Quilt

110 x 110

Hand quilted

Donated by the MCC quilt room, Ephrata, PA

Primitive Basket Quilt

28 x 32

Hand quilted

Donated by MCC quilt room, Ephrata, PA

Log Cabin Diamond Quilt

24 x 24

 Hand quilted

Donated by MCC quilt room, Ephrata, PA

25 Patch Quilt

19 x 19

Hand quilted

Donated by MCC quilt room, Ephrata, PA

Card Tricks Quilt

84 x 98

Hand quilted

Made by Hillcrest Mennonite Church, Ontario, Canada

Donated by Willard & Karen Martin, Elmira, Ontario, Canada

Red & Black Pinwheels Quilt

50 x 62

Hand quilted

Top purchased in Berne, IN

Donated & quilted by Joanne Sprunger, Seattle, WA

Crocheted Sunflower Afghan

50 x 75

Made & donated by Grace Blosser, Seattle, WA

Spectacular Brilliance Quilt

113 x 113

Hand quilted

Made by Amish in Rexford, MT

Donated by anonymous

Log Cabin Hearts Quilt

102 x 115

Hand quilted

Made by Marilyn Miller, Rexford, MT

Donated by anonymous

Autumn Splendor Quilt

42 x 42

Hand quilted

Made & donated by Donna Unruh, Kirkland, WA

Mariner’s Compass Quilt

100 x 116

Hand quilted

Made by Hammer Creek Mennonite Church, Lancaster Co, PA

Donated by Alisha Dorsing, Royal City, WA

Wintery Stars Quilt

48 x 56

Hand quilted

Made & donated by Ann Marchand, Seattle, WA

African Safari Quilt

37 x 48

Hand quilted

Made & donated by Ann Marchand, Seattle, WA

The Flower Patch Comforter

60 x 82

Pieced by Kathy Shenk, Portland, OR

Donated by Portland Mennonite Church, Portland, OR

Antique Wool Comforter

66 x 84 

Donated by Anonymous

Alaska Boys Quilt

48 x 48

Hand quilted

Made & donated by Roberta Schrag

Lady Bear Quilt

41 x 56

Hand quilted

Made & donated by Roberta Schrag

Red & Black Sawtooth Stars Quilt

96 x 96

Hand quilted

Pieced by Janet Szabo, Kalispell, MT

Quilted by Margaret Kauffman, Kalispell, MT

Donated by Mt View Mennonite Church, Kalispell, MT

Japanese County Houses Quilt

20 x 29

Hand quilted

Purchased in Japan

Donated by David & Justine Trout, Loda, IL

Log Cabin Quilt

38 x 38

Hand quilted

Pieced by Debbie Shank Miller, Seattle, WA

Quilted by Bev Lord, Lacey, WA & Debbie Shank Miller, Seattle, WA

Batik Sampler Quilt

54 x 66

Hand quilted

Pieced by Karen Ollenburger, Brentwood, CA

Quilted by Seattle Mennonite Church, Seattle, WA

Flower Garden Quilt

51 x 62

Machine quilted

Pieced by Karen Ollenburger, Brentwood, CA

Quilted by Nelle Alexander, Seattle, WA

Log Cabin Star Quilt

Queen Size

Hand quilted

Purchased in Lancaster Co, PA

Donated by Terry & Janelle Dorsing, Royal City, WA

Inara Knitted Wrap

Made & donated by Carol Histand, Anchorage, Ak

Quilts & Afghans to be Auctioned  2017

Items to be auctioned will be posted as information is received

Amish Lone Star Quilt

98 x 108

Hand quilted

Donated by the MCC quilt room, Ephrata, PA

Log Cabin Star Quilt

96 x 110

Hand quilted

Donated by the MCC quilt room, Ephrata, PA

Plain Amish Jewels Quilt

62 x 77

Hand quilted

Made & donated by Mary Cender Miller, Seattle, WA

It Takes A Village Quilt

32 x 46

Machine quilted

Made & donated by Mary Cender Miller, Seattle, WA

Mini Totem Quilt

12-1/2 x 29-1/2

Machine quilted

Made & donated by Mary Cender Miller, Seattle, WA

Morning by Morning

12 x 16

Hand quilted box quilt

Made & donated by Vja Merrill

Country Rose Quilt

107 x 116

Made in Lancaster Co, PA

Donated by Jean Landis, Tunkhannock, PA

Cotton Flowers Quilt

42 x 53

Machine quilted by Karen Alderfer, Athens, PA

Pieced & donated by Karen Alderfer & Jean Landis, PA

It’s a Small World Quilt

46 x 59

Machine quilted by Karen Alderfer, Athens, PA

Pieced & donated by Karen Alderfer & Jean Landis, PA

Peaceful Flowers Quilt

47 x 52

Machine quilted by Karen Alderfer, Athens, PA

Pieced & donated by Karen Alderfer & Jean Landis, PA

Modes of Transportation Quilt

Twin size

Machine quilted

Hand embroidered by Katherine Hiebert, Newport, WA

Donated by Spring Valley Mennonite Church, Newport, WA

Nursery Rhymes Comforter Quilt

Baby size

Hand embroidered by Katherine Hiebert, Newport, WA

Donated by Spring Valley Mennonite Church, Newport, WA

Soft White Crocheted Afghan

57 x 70

Made & donated by Mim Neuschwander, Albany, OR

Soft White Crocheted Afghan

62 x 76

Made & donated by Mim Neuschwander, Albany, OR

Soft White Crocheted Afghan

54 x 70

Made & donated by Mim Neuschwander, Albany, OR

Soft White Crocheted Afghan

58 x 82

Made & donated by Mim Neuschwander, Albany, OR

Knotted Fleece Blanket

47 x 50

Made by the Middler Sunday School Class

Zach Claassen (pictured) & Andrew Claassen made quilt

at Menno Mennonite Church, Ritzville, WA

Knotted Fleece Blanket

38 x 55

Made & donated by the JR High Sunday School class

Seattle Mennonite Church, Seattle, WA

Feathers Quilt

29 x 45

Machine quilted

Made & donated by Amy Epp, Seattle, WA

Easy 3D Quilt

36 x 36

Machine quilted

Made & donated by Linda Kuch, Odessa, WA

Geometrics in Brown Quilt

42 x 42

Machine quilted

Made & donated by Linda Kuch, Odessa, WA

Stained Glass Quilt

71 x 71

Machine quilted

Pieced by Jennifer Caplinger & Lorraine Martin, Monroeton, PA

Quilted by Karen Alderfer, Athens, PA