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Thread: Want an Opinion........

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    Super Member Joan's Avatar
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    My Quilt Guild is having a Show soon and has asked members to donate things for a Silent Auction. I made a Lap Quilt and had my LAQ quilt it because I wanted it to look "good" if you know what I mean.

    The rules state that all Silent Auction items will start at a minimum bid of $20. If the item doesn't sell; you may do one of two things. Donate it as a comfort quilt for some community group or "buy it back for $10".

    I was shocked that after buying fabric and quilting that if my lap quilt doesn't sell, I actually had to "buy" it back. It is a basic quilt, just rail fence, and I'm afraid no one might bid on it. Am I being particularly sensitive to disagree with the policy of having to buy it back? (because if it didn't sell, I would want it back--had I known the "rules" I probably wouldn't have made it)

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    Hmmm , thinking they are thinking of it as a donation toward ?

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    Wow, I dont think you should have to buy it back, I would think they'd just give it toyou!

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    Quote Originally Posted by roseOfsharon
    Hmmm , thinking they are thinking of it as a donation toward ?

    Our Guild is a "non profit" organization and besides paying for teachers, speakers and the like also contribute money to charitable causes in our community. Money generated at the show will be used for those purposes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    Wow, I dont think you should have to buy it back, I would think they'd just give it toyou!
    That is exactly my thinking,.....THANK YOU!

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    What will the money raised be used for? Perhaps it would be better to simply make a $10 donation and keep the quilt. But there is always a chance it will sell well. It would be a tough decision for me, too. I think $20 is way to low for a starting bid personally.

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    Either the money or your quilt would go to charity, right? Isn't that what you want?

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    It's seems like they are trying to force a donation and that's not right. I would probably keep the quilt and forget about the auction but then again it could sell. Sorry I'm no help.

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    I would think about making something else for the auction, as that is alot of work for you

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    could you make some small projects (table runners, potholders etc.)baby quilts

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