mennonite sale for world peace
The 30th annual Peace Sale was held on:
Saturday, November 9, 2019, 12pm - 5pm
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A celebration of the handmade and the unique, the practical and the beautiful, our Peace Sale takes tradition and gives it a few modern touches. Buy handmade treasures; bid on a quilt during the live auction; browse Ten Thousand Villages; drink Fair Trade coffee; feast on freshly prepared food, take home a shoo-fly pie - and know that you're supporting peace and justice efforts at home and abroad.
Read more about the tradition of Mennonite Sales.
See some of the crafts and quilts for sale this year.
Read more about the peace and justice causes we're raising money for.
Quick link - skip straight to the 2019 Sale Schedule.
The 2019 Peace Sale featured:
Handmade crafts including knitting, sewing, crochet, and embroidery. Find beautiful gifts for baby showers, weddings, Christmas, and more!
Freshly baked bread, pies, cakes, and cookies (including the famous peppernuts!); there will also be jams and jellies, granola, and other handmade treats. Look for gluten-free and other inclusive options!
Ten Thousand Villages Pop-Up
Fair Trade homewares, jewelry, Christmas decorations, soap, and much more, made by artisans from many countries.
Black Sea Bazaar - Turkish Pottery & Ceramics
Artist Esra Erkan has sent some of her acclaimed ceramic works from her studio, Simurg Tile Workshop, in Iznik, Turkey. Iznik (formerly Nicaea) has produced pottery since the Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk, and Ottoman Empires. Iznik ware is distinctive because of its variety of complex designs and rich, vibrant colors.
Live auction of unique, hand-crafted quilts and comforters, along with woodworking and other items.
First-time bidders will need to register before the auction begins, so please plan to arrive a little before the auction start time of 1:30pm.
Coffee, Food, & Snacks
Coffee and tea from Houston Mennonite's very own Fair Trade store. Fresh-baked cookies. Tamales (including some for vegetarians). And a new favorite - desserts! Buy pie by the slice and eat it right there on the spot.
My Coins Count
Bring your spare change and help us show how a combined effort can turn a little into a lot!
Want to support the cause but don't need more things to find a place for at home? Buy something from the Alternative Market and your money will go straight to peace-making projects.
12 pm: Sale opens
Craft Market, Bakery, Ten Thousand Villages, Black Sea Bazaar, coffee & tea, food & snacks, Alternative Market, My Coins Count. Registration open for new bidders in the live auction.
1:30 pm: Live auction begins
Plan to arrive early if you need to register as a new bidder! The 2019 live auction will feature specially selected quilts of the highest quality, along with some woodworking items.
3:30 pm: Sale continues
After the live auction wraps up, the pace relaxes!
Music, dessert, and some special bargains...
5 pm: Sale closes
See you next year!
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