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Thread: Tomorrow is the big day and I'm scared to death!!!

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    Tomorrow is the Tymeless Hearts Carnival to help raise funds for child heart disease. This is the one where have been making quilts for the last 6 months to sell and help them raise money. I have quilts, pincushions, tissue holders and misc. items for the event.

    I'm terrified for 2 reasons.
    1. That the so called quilt police show up. As some of you know I live right smack dab in the middle of quilting country. The quilt police are bound to show up and knowing me it won't be pretty if one of them opens their big mouth.

    2. I've never done anything like this before! What if I don't sell any quilts!! :shock:

    I'm very nervous!!

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    if the quilt police show up and open their big mouths, just ask them which quilts did they donate. That'll shut them up. You quilts will be just fine and they will sell. Its good of you to put so much time into a cause that you believe in.

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    You'll do fine, just enjoy talking to everyone about the quilts and how they will help fund research for child heart disease. Good Luck, May in Jersey

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    Have a great sell!!! I'm sure you'll do an awesome job.

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    I'm sure your quilts are beautiful. If they don't sell please remember the economy right now. And maybe do what I did at our church ladies dessert. We raise money for benevolence fund by ladies paying for dessert tickets with a grocery gift cards which go to church. I donate 2 quilts to raffle off so we raise a little cash as well. The first year 2009, I asked a friend to buy raffle tickets in case no one liked them enough to buy any. We got over 100 tickets for each quilt. When I asked why she bought so many she said she only bought 5 each. So see, I worried for nothing. Can you sell raffle tickets for a quilt? Many people can spend 10-20$ for tickets but maybe not buy a quilt. If not have a friend come by one. Let us know how you did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimom
    if the quilt police show up and open their big mouths, just ask them which quilts did they donate. That'll shut them up. You quilts will be just fine and they will sell. Its good of you to put so much time into a cause that you believe in.
    I agree whole completely. If they say anything just advise them to make the quilts next year and you will be glad to evaluate them. I'm sure your quilts will be just fine.

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    Can't wait to read your "success" posting-relax and enjoy! We all know your work is good!

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    If the Q.P. show up, tell them that your quilts are meant to be loved AND used by people who care. If the quilts don't sell, you can donate them for another raffle or something.

    ((hugs)) you will do fine. I will send some good selling mojo your way. :)

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    Zhillslady: I designed a quilt for them that is being raffled off. It's a one of a kind so hopefully they will atleast make money of it.

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    How many quilts did you make? If the Q P say anything Tell them how many you made the time involved all for charity and challenge them to surpass that next year. Really push it...ask them to write their names and E mails so you can remind them of upcoming fundraisers.

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    What would the quilt police say?

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    I'm sure you will do fine !! Just remember that mose of the people there don't know how to quilt and will be awe struck !! :thumbup:

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    Remind the quilt police that these quilts are raising money to help sick children...Which quilts did they donate to the cause?

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    Oh try not to stress, we usually worry over things that in the end turn out great. Your heart is in the right place and you worked very hard on your projects. You have the right to be very proud. Sending you hugs and well wishes.

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    Your quilts are beautiful !!Don't worry about selling them people who love quilts will buy, they will see the blood, sweat & tears and most of all they will see your " LOVE of Quilting" it will show in every quilt. Go Go have a great time, just be yourself as you are on here they will Love You as we do. You have a great personality let it shine for all to see .

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    Quote Originally Posted by great aunt jacqui
    How many quilts did you make? If the Q P say anything Tell them how many you made the time involved all for charity and challenge them to surpass that next year. Really push it...ask them to write their names and E mails so you can remind them of upcoming fundraisers.
    Not as many as I wanted. I got 21 completed quilts. I decided to take the other tops and the ones that I have the backing and batting for that are ready to be sandwiched and quilted. If I had completed them all it would have been 40 quilts. If I didn't have a life then all of them would have been done. :-)

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    You all are so great. Already you have inspired me to be more confident. Thank you!!

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    Good Luck! You hae worked so hard, and it is such a great charity you are contributing to. It would take a lot of nerve for the quilt police to say something at an event like this.
    Cute Quilts!!!

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    Enjoy your day today!!! Be open to hear comments, suggestions and praise as I know alot of that will be coming your way. I've seen most of your posted quilts and you have lots to be proud of. Im sure the event will be a success. Be sure to come back and share all the details with us. We are all there with you in spirit!!!

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    Take a deep breath, exhale slowly. Wiggle your toes and fingers. RELAX! It will be just fine! Quilt police that show up are there for the wrong reason and should be politely sent home! Enjoy!

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    You will do fine and help a good cause. I hope you sell a bunch.

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    Good luck! I'm sure you'll do fine.

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    A while back a QB member posted an amusing background on the southern term "Bless your heart". Something about the context it is used in can be a very classy way of saying "stuff it" (or even worse expletives if that is what you think!). If they do show up and start pointing out the so called "right" way to do things, just say "well bless your heart for saying something" while thinking bless your heart translates to "go %*$& yourself" then quickly add, I would love to see what you mean can you show me where your donation quilts are so I can go look when I get a break from volunteering? Of course this all depends on how they offer their advice. If you perceive it as well meaning, genuine, and offered as a way to improve your skills then bless your heart will take on a literal meaning. Don't be on the offensive should the occasional pearl of wisdom come along.

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    You made 21 quilts!!!!! I'm excited that I got 1 completed for our local group's charity cause. I've seen your postings of some & you have nothing to worry about. If you have reasonable prices you should be seeing them fly off the table.

    Do you have signage stating where $$ ends up -
    i.e HELP A HEART (all proceeds help children with heart disease). Big & bold kid print should attract potential customers & might tug at some hearts. Got a kid around to write it for you?

    If the QP show up, remind them that it's 'National Quilt Police Appreciation Day' & their boss told you to relay the message that they have the day off. LOL

    Good luck & let us know how it all went.

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    Sounds like a lot of work good luck and have fun.

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