Monarch Quilt Silent Auction

SILENT AUCTION! This handmade quilt with a monarch butterfly motif has been donated to the Cape May Bird Observatory’s Monarch Monitoring Project to help raise funds for the project.  The artist is Dale Watson, an accomplished quilt maker and volunteer with the Project.  The quilt, which measures 64 x 76 inches, will go to the highest bidder on Tuesday, December 15, as of 2:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time.  We will promptly ship the quilt as soon as the donation is received (or we can deliver personally if the high bidder is in Cape May County).  Opening bid is $100.  Place your bid via a private message on our Facebook page,, (preferred), or via e-mail to [email protected].  Send us the amount of your bid, along with your name, e-mail address and phone number.  We will post updates on the bidding here on our blog and on the Facebook page.

Here’s the quilt, measuring 64×76 inches. 

Like many others, our project has fallen short of our fundraising goals this year, primarily because we were unable to offer our usual public programs. Our primary expenses are the salaries of the two young naturalists we hire for our fall field season each year, along with tags and field equipment. If you don’t win the auction but still wish to contribute, send a check payable to NJ Audubon with “Monarch Project 024” on the memo line, to CMBO-CRE, 600 N Delsea Drive, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210. Thanks to all who support our work!

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Quilt artist Dale Watson visiting the Cerro Pelon Sanctuary in Mexico, 2018.