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Thread: HELP choosing prize gifts for a challenge quilt

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    Senior Member sandybeach's Avatar
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    I am in charge of the 2011 Challenge Quilt through my Guild. We are going to have viewer's choice winners with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards. I have about $300 I can spend and have no idea what to give as award gifts. We do have three quilt shops in town, so I could buy a gift card from each of the shops. Or I could buy something else. Please help, I haven't been quilting long enough to know what other people would want (especially those that have quilted for years and years).

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    Why don't you get some nice ribbons for 1st, 2nd & 3rd. Then I think gift cards from the shops would be nice. One from each shop would spread the awards around town.

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    I love MamaHens idea!

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    My guild gives cash, $25, $15, $10 for awards-plus a ribbon. This is nice since you can then spend where-ever. But I think gift certificates from your local quilt shops is very good too. With cash or gift certificates you don't have to worry about how well the award fits the winner--cash and gift cards fit us all. :)

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    Maybe a basket of notions you would not normally buy yourself? Some of the fun ones different rulers some fq's. Just a thought

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    Supporting your LQS by buying gift cards is the way to go. That way, the LQS is more apt to support your guild in turn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Supporting your LQS by buying gift cards is the way to go. That way, the LQS is more apt to support your guild in turn.
    good point - good idea

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    I agree that a ribbon which says lst place, etc. and the name of the challenge is a great idea--then you could display it in your sewing room.
    A ribbon accompanied by a gift card, not necessarily to the LQS is a fine idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Supporting your LQS by buying gift cards is the way to go. That way, the LQS is more apt to support your guild in turn.
    Discuss this with the LQS owners, too, as they may be willing to offer a discount or even sponsor a prize / donate a door prize.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Supporting your LQS by buying gift cards is the way to go. That way, the LQS is more apt to support your guild in turn.
    Great idea!

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