T-Shirt Silent Auction

Share your program’s pride!

Show off your NIRSA pride by bidding to win the 2018 NIRSA Foundation quilt, designed and created by our very own Mama Lee Wasson and Maxine Moore!

Bidding Opens:

Rec Day
February 22

Bidding Closes:

March 7

The winning bid for this year’s one-of-a-kind quilt will be announced at the Closing General Session on Wednesday, March 7. 

The winning bid and donations made through the 32auctions website support the professional development of future campus rec leaders by helping the NIRSA Foundation offer an increasing number of scholarships each year to NIRSA professional and student members. Last year, we raised more than $2,500 from quilt raffle ticket sales!

Take me to the auction
The NIRSA Foundation Table, near registration, will be open during the following times:
  • Saturday, March 3
    5:00pm – 8:00pm

  • Sunday, March 4
    7:45am – 6:30pm

  • Monday, March 5
    7:45am – 3:30pm

  • Tuesday, March 6
    7:45am – 4:45pm

  • Wednesday, March 7
    7:45am – 12:00pm

The Fabric of History: The Story of the Quilt

Recipients of this one-of-a-kind quilt have displayed the iconic prize at their campus or in their homes. A few quilts are also proudly displayed at NIRSA Headquarters as a reminder of the numerous campuses the Association serves.

The NIRSA Foundation has continued this more-than-20-year tradition inspired by Sue Ivie Boling, retired Director from Virginia Commonwealth University and 2009 NIRSA Honor Award recipient. Sue thought it would be a fun twist on the annual T-shirt Competition to design and construct a quilt from the winning T-shirts. Originally, the quilt was auctioned off for a charity. At the inception of the NIRSA Foundation in 1992, the proceeds from the raffle went to the NIRSA Foundation in support of scholarships.

We have a number of quilters to thank for working to design, construct, and put the finishing touches on these quilts over the years:

  • Sue Ivie Boling, Virginia Commonwealth University (retired), 1987–1990
  • Paula Opal, Texas A&M University, 1991–2004
  • Jacque Hamilton, Texas A&M–Corpus Christi, 2005, 2007, 2009, and 2012
  • Roy Easley, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (retired), 2006, 2008, 2010–2011, 2013–2015, 2017
  • Mama Lee Wasson, wife of NIRSA Founder Dr. William Wasson, 2016
  • Mama Lee Wasson, and Maxine Moore, 2018

Much gratitude to these quilters, whose time, commitment, and laborious talents have been instrumental in raising money for the NIRSA Foundation.

If you have any questions about exhibiting at the NIRSA Foundation, please contact the NIRSA Director of Philanthropy, Kim Holmes.