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Thread: Guild Fundraising

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    What other fundraising has your guild done other than a show or raffle quilt that has been a success?

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    Power Poster dunster's Avatar
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    We had a lot of fabric bits that had been donated to the guild over the years - far more than we could use for comfort quilts, and it was becoming a problem to store it all. We had a sale at the local senior center, marked everything at $1/yard, and made $700. We also sold used quilting books, patterns, etc.

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    Super Member Scissor Queen's Avatar
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    The guild I'm in now has started a home tour in conjunction with the Dorothy's House festival every year. I missed it last year because I wasn't here and the next one isn't until next year. I think they had 5 homes on the tour that were filled with loads of quilts and they charged $5 to take the tour.

    Dorothy's House is from the Wizard of Oz. There's a house and a museum here.

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    Junior Member emsunfire's Avatar
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    We have a dollar table at each meeting where we bring in fabric, books , magazines anything sewing or quilt related that we don't want anymore and others can buy them for a dolloar.
    We also did a craft fair last spring, seeing it was a week after a tornado and wasn't well advertised and we made $300.00 I thought that was pretty good

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    The Guild Show I was at yesterday raised $$ in these ways at the show
    * admission fee
    * lucky draw for two large quilts that they'd been selling tickets for at other times
    * twonie draw (our $2 coin) -- you got six tickets and there were 35 wall hangings in the draw; you could drop your tickets into the corresponding #d bags that you wanted the prize ... or all into one bag etc.
    * bazaar boutique -- members had brought in finished quilted, sewn, knitted etc. items; fabric bundles, FQs etc.; old magazines; and just about anything. The way the items were labelled it appeared each person put their price on it, and % to the Guild, and % to the owner/donor
    * lunch room
    * vendors market -- they would have paid a fee for their space

    I think that was all the income generating possibilities yesterday.

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    Senior Member QuilterGary's Avatar
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    Our guild had an auction. Members donated items everything from books to 5x5 sqs to UFO and one of the member was our auctioneer. I bought two UFO quilts and other items.

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    we had a 'garage' sale. members paid a fee for their table to the guild. proceeds of sales were theirs.

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