2023 Events

Images of Hope Online Quilt Auction

The online quilt auction is happening now! To just see all the quilts, go here and click on either:
All or Arts and Crafts (under Categories) to see the quilts.

To Bid on Quilts

If you were a bidder on quilts in previous years, make sure to register as a bidder again because biddingowl.com has created a new version of its website and you cannot use your old login and password.
  1. After you are registered, go to new.biddingowl.com/2023IOHQuiltAuction, click Bidder Login, and log in to your bidder account.
  2. Under Categories, click on either All or Arts and Crafts to see all the quilts
  3. To see information about just one quilt and bid on it, click the image of the quilt

Register to Bid on the Quilts

If you were a bidder in previous years, make sure to register as a bidder again because biddingowl.com has created a new version of its website and you cannot use your old login and password. To register:
  1. Go to the Images of Hope Quilt Auction website at new.biddingowl.com.
  2. Click the Bidder Login button.
  3. Click Register a new account.
  4. Register either by using your Google account or by using an email address and creating a password.
The auction goes from 9/19/23 at noon to 9/29/23 at noon. The 16 amazing Quilts and 4 table runners that will be auctioned are currently on display at businesses on Main Street in Placerville. One way to view these incredible pieces of art is to take a walk, check out the windows on Main Street, and go into the businesses that are helping display them.

Pink in the Night

Pink lights at the Bell Tower
Pink in the Night is a month-long cancer-awareness campaign in October. It includes El Dorado County businesses illuminating their storefronts with strands of pink lights (provided by Images of Hope) symbolizing the community's united fight against cancer.

Images of Hope will also install a piece of "All Colors All Cancers" themed artwork downtown at the Bell Tower designed and fabricated by Andrew Vonderschmitt.

In addition, our Cabinet Member Mary Bist has created and placed pink ribbons along Highway 50!

Make sure you come downtown during October to see the pink lights, the pink ribbons, and the art installation at the Bell Tower!
Banners on Parade

Starting in 2023, Images of Hope produces the annual Banners on Parade in Placerville. There are local artist-created canvas banners attached to the light poles on Main Street from June-October. There are Keepsakes available to purchase your favorite banner image and the banners will be auctioned off in an online auction from 10/16/23 to 10/26/23.

See more about Banners on Parade here.

Garden Party in the Orchard

The Garden Party in the Orchard is Images of Hope’s annual fundraiser. In 2023, it was hosted at the picturesque Rainbow Orchards on Apple Hill. Guests and supporters this year enjoyed an idyllic Spring Evening with great food, local wines, music, and a sneak peek at the 2023 Banners on Parade entries.

  • Spring Cuisine was provided by the celebrated John Sanders of Old Town Grill with Dessert from the Donut Queen herself, Christa Campbell of Rainbow Orchards.
  • Deb Smith and Friends; Hugh Hoeger and Eric Hill, provided musical entertainment. Live and Silent Auction opportunities were happening throughout the evening.
  • A special treat was hats for the ladies! What’s a Garden Party without hats? We had a large assortment of small clip-on/headband hats.

A huge thank you to all our sponsors, volunteers, board members, and, of course, all who attended this great event!

Put next year's Images of Hope El Dorado fundraiser on your calendar now! It will be on June 1, 2024!