Martha’s Task Purse-n-ali-tea 2022 set April 30 in Bartlesville

Martha’s Task Purse-n-ali-tea 2022 set April 30 in Bartlesville

It’s time to serve up some merriment for a good cause this spring when Purse-Ali-Tea 2022 brings together festive refreshments and quality handcrafted merchandise for an entertaining afternoon fundraiser.

A delightful spring tradition, the tenth annual Purse-n-ali-tea party will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 801 SE Washington Blvd. Tickets are $25 each with all funds raised going to support Martha’s Task, an economic development program providing sewing instruction, contract work, marketing, financial support and advocacy for low income women. In addition to the live event, there will be an online sale at

“We are excited to be returning to our annual in-person Purse-n-ali-tea party this year, while also hosting an online auction for those who want to participate, but who are not able to join us from 1 to 3 p.m. April 30,’ Martha’s Task Executive Director Laura Walton said. “Our in-person party is delightfully fun because a lot of people really get into the spirit of things dressing up in hats and gloves and enjoying a giant spring tea party together. Last year we discovered the online auction was special as well because it allowed a whole new group of people to participate in the fun and support Martha’s Task. We had people who live in other cities and states who were excited to be able to bid on beautiful purses and auction items and support our organization from afar.”

The live event combines a delicious spread of light refreshments with a silent auction of handcrafted purses created by talented area seamstresses exclusively for Martha’s Task. Back by popular demand this year will be the Purse-n-ali-tea Hat Contest. The categories for the competition will be the best Fascinator, Fancy Hat and Creatively Whimsical Hat.

“Our purse auction is so special because we receive wonderful one-of-a-kind handbags and totes from seamstresses in our community, as well as supporters who live in other states,” Martha’s Task Executive Director Laura Walton said. “We are always so grateful to the talented purse artists who craft such beautiful creations for us to auction.”

For tickets or information, contact Martha’s Task by stopping by 718 S. Johnstone Ave., calling 918-336-8275 or emailing Tickets are also available online at Reservations are required.


File photo of Purse-n-ali-tea 2019: Martha’s Task Purse-n-ali-tea fundraiser provides an entertaining afternoon for a great cause with a tea party, purse auction and at contest.



Laura Walton

Executive Director
Martha’s Task